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Membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors comprises four grades, namely, Honorary Grade consisting of Honorary Fellows (Hon. FHKIS), Professional Grade consisting of Fellows (FHKIS) and Members (MHKIS), Technical Grade consisting of Technical Associates (TAHKIS) and Training Grade consisting of Probationers, Technical Trainees and Students. Members and Fellows are referred to as Corporate Members. Members of the Institute are categorized by reference to their professional practice into six divisions, namely, Building Surveying, General Practice, Land Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Planning and Development and Property and Facility Management. The Institute also has a Young Surveyors Group which comprises members whose ages shall not exceed 40. All Students and Probationers are also attached to the Young Surveyors Group.

Generally speaking, most members of the Institute will be admitted through the completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence Scheme (APC). A prospective member has to obtain a recognized academic qualification, join the Institute as a Probationer and commence the relevant divisional APC. As part of this, a Probationer has to complete suitable training for a minimum period of 22 to 33 months depending on divisional requirements, and to satisfy the assessments before being considered for admission to the Institute.

A surveyor holding qualifications from overseas professional surveying institutions can also apply to become a member of the Institute under reciprocal recognition agreements. At present, the Institute has reciprocal recognition agreements with The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK), Australian Property Institute, New Zealand Property Institute, Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers, China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, China Engineering Cost Association, China Association of Engineering Consultants, the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors, the Building Surveyors Institute of Japan and Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

Each Fellow or Member who becomes a member of more than one Division shall be entitled to vote in each Division, but shall be eligible to represent, or hold office in only one Division at any one time. Members of more than one Division would be able to use alternative designations concurrently. Details please refer to Membership of Multiple Divisions.

f you are interested in applying for membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, the general application procedures are as follows:
1. Obtain the appropriate application form in person from the HKIS Office or download the form online.
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Notes to applicants on the timing of submission of application forms in 2010
.Student Membership(PDF format)
.Probationer Membership(PDF format)
.Upgrade from Student to Probationer(PDF format)
.Technical Trainee Membership(PDF Format)
.Technical Associate Membership(PDF Format)
.Corporate Membership - Member (PDF format)
.Corporate Membership - Fellow (PDF format)
.Registration of Multiple Divisions (PDF format)
2. Carefully read the notes on the application form to understand the requirements and eligibility for membership.
3. Submit the fully completed form with the appropriate fees to the HKIS Office in person or by post. A stamped acknowledgement receipt will be returned to you for your records.

The HKIS Office will contact you for further information if necessary, and will inform you of the result of the application in due course.

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact the Membership Department of the HKIS at (852) 2526 3679 or email us at [email protected]
Monday to Friday : 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Saturday : 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Effective from 1 April 2001, any member who applies for upgrading of membership should only pay the difference in the subscription fee for the current year upon approval.

Application fee and annual subscription fee/difference in annual subscription fee are payable upon application. Please issue a cheque for the appropriate amount made payable to "The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors" and submit with the application form.

Membership/ Application Fee(non-refundable)/ Annual Subscription Fee

Fellow/ HK$1,700/ HK$1,950
Member/ HK$1,230/ HK$1,360
Technical Associate/ HK$750/ HK$825
Probationer/ HK$250/ HK$ 550
Technical Trainee/ HK$150/ HK$330
Student / Nil/ HK$55

Membership Upgrading Application Fee and Difference in Annual Subscription Fee

Upgrading of Membership/ Application Fee (non-refundable)/ Difference in Annual Subscription Fee

Upgrade from Student to Probationer/ HK$250/ HK$495
Upgrade from Probationer to Member/ HK$1,230/ HK$810
Upgrade from Member to Fellow/ HK$1,700/ HK$590