APC competency: starting out on your journey

You may have decided that you are going to enrol for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence but have some concerns. Will I get enough experience? Will I get the right type of experience? Which pathway? Which competencies? This article will hopefully help in making those decisions.


The APC is experience-driven. All pathways have mandatory technical competencies that candidates are expected to have experienced in their day job. The first question you should ask yourself (assuming a structured training route) is: “What work experience am I likely to gain over the next 12/24