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Who can become a member of NZIQS


The NZIQS welcomes qualified, experienced quantity surveyors, students studying quantity surveying, and people who have an interest in quantity surveying to become members of the NZIQS.  

Our membership categories are:


Student Studying Member

People studying quantity surveying at a tertiary institution in New Zealand only.  Overseas students are not eligible for this membership status - see the International membership page


Student Member

People not currently studying but may be working in the quantity surveying profession, or who have an interest in quantity surveying, or who may not meet criteria for other membership categories.  Overseas students are eligible to apply for this membership status-see International membership page


Affiliate Member

People who have graduated with a NZ National Diploma QS and have construction experience, or who have completed sufficient experience in quantity surveying roles overseas and in New Zealand


Graduate Member

People who have graduated from an New Zealand Quantity Surveying degree.


Members who are considered to have enough knowledge and experience to be granted full membership of the Institute


Fellow, Life or Honorary Members

How to nominate someone for a Fellow, Life, or Honorary membership


Retired Member

For members who have attained the status of Member (MNZIQS), Associate (ANZIQS) or Fellow (FNZIQS) and who have retired from quantity surveying but wish to remain a member of NZIQS


Registered Quantity Surveyor

Members who have achieved 'registered' status through experience, and on-going professional development.  

Registered Quantity Surveyors are approved by the NZIQS Quantity Surveyors Registration Board.  Registered Quantity Surveyors can use the post nominal 'Registered Quantity Surveyor'.


Re-joining members

If you were previously a member of institute and want to re-join


International Members

People who are studying or working as quantity surveyors overseas

Associate Members

Some of our members are Associate Members. The NZIQS no longer has an Associate Member category for new members.


The way we handle applications for the different kinds of memberships