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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

You are welcome to apply for the Student Studying membership of NZIQS if you are currently studying Quantity Surveying at a tertiary institute in New Zealand. Membership is free while you are studying.

Students living outside New Zealand are not eligible for this membership unless enrolled with a Quantity Surveying programme at a tertiary institute in New Zealand. Please see the International Membership page for more information.

Your application for Student Studying membership will be processed in our office within 2 weeks.  If you have not received an email confirmation of your membership within this period, please don't submit another application.  Kindly check your spam or junk folders as the confirmation email might have gone there.  If you are unable to locate this, please contact us at office@nziqs.co.nz so we can check this for you.  

Student Studying members may not use any post-nominal but may state that they are a Student member of NZIQS.

Student Member

The Student membership category is for people:

  • who are not currently studying or may be working in the quantity surveying profession or
  • have an interest in quantity surveying or
  • may not be eligible for any other membership category or
  • are applying from overseas

If you are living overseas please read the International Membership page information before applying.

Student members may not use any post-nominal but may state that they are a Student member of NZIQS.

Affiliate Member

You can become an Affiliate member through one of these pathways:

Pathway 1 (New Zealand Diploma Qualification)

  • completed the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (QS strand), NZ National Diploma in Quantity Surveying, or New Zealand Certificate of Quantity Surveying; and
  • have a minimum of 4 years' work experience in the New Zealand building/construction industry. This experience may be gained concurrently with study.

Pathway 2 (No Approved Qualification)

  • completed a minimum of 7 years' quantity surveying work experience, including at least one year in New Zealand. 

Pathway 3 (Overseas Qualification)

  • completed an approved overseas quantity surveying qualification; and
  • completed at least 4 years' relevant quantity surveying work experience, including at least one year in New Zealand.

Affiliate members can use the post-nominal NZIQS (Affil).

 If you are currently living overseas, please see the International Membership page for more information.

Graduate Member

You can become a Graduate member if you have completed one of the following New Zealand degree, postgraduate, graduate diploma or master qualifications. 

    Graduate members can use the post-nominal NZIQS (Grad).

    If you have an overseas degree, you are not eligible for Graduate membership but may be eligible for Affiliate membership.

    If you are currently living overseas please see the International Membership page for more information.

MNZIQS

You can become an MNZIQS member through one of these pathways.

In addition, ALL APPLICANTS (applying under any of the 4 pathways) must:

Pathway 1 (NZ qualification)

  • you have been either a Graduate or an Affiliate Member for at least 2 years; and
  • completed an approved New Zealand tertiary qualification in quantity surveying; and
  • completed relevant quantity surveying work experience after completion of your qualification, either;
    • 3 years after completion of a QS diploma or
    • 2 years after completion of a QS degree, postgraduate, graduate diploma or master level qualification

    Pathway 2 (Overseas Qualification)

    Pathway 3 (Special Case)

    The Board may exempt a member from the above critiera and award MNZIQS as a Special Case based on the member's level of expereince.

    Pathway 4 (Reciprocal Membership)

    NZIQS has Mutual Recognition Agreements with the following Associations for eligibility to MNZIQS membership:

    • AIQS members qualified as "Full" members (MAIQS, AAIQS or FAIQS)
    • RICS members qualified as "Full" members (MRICS or FRICS)
    • SISV members qualified as "Full" members of the QS Division or Faculty 
    • Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (Member or Fellow QS Division)
    • Building Surveyors Institute of Japan (Corporate Member)
    • Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (Associate or Fellow)
    • Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (Professional QS)
    • Quantity Surveyors Institute UK (MQSi)
    • Philippine Institute of Certified Quantity Surveyors (Corporate or Fellow members with completion of the Higher National Certificate in Quantity Surveying)

    Applicants from these Mutually Recognised Professional Associations must:

    • provide proof of current membership status and a statement that there are no outstanding complaints; and
    • comply with any additional requirements of the Mutual Recognition Agreement.

    • If you are currently living overseas and do not have at least 12 months' New Zealand QS work experience, you are not eligible for MNZIQS membership - please see the International Membership page for more information.

      Members can use the post-nominal MNZIQS (Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors).

      CPD Requirements

      All MNZIQS members are required to complete 15 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) annually.

      More information on CPD Requirements

Fellow

The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors may recognise a member’s exceptional standing and experience in the industry by making them a Fellow member.

A member cannot apply to become a Fellow member.  Three qualified members (MNZIQS, Associate, FNZIQS or Life Member) may nominate a member for the Board to consider awarding Fellow membership.  

Fellow membership may be awarded by the Board to a member if they: 

  • have been in practice, employment or business in a senior capacity for at least 10 years; and
  • have been a Member (MNZIQS) or Associate member for at least 10 years or equivalent status in another institute as approved by the Board; or
  • are a Fellow, or senior member of equivalent status in another institute as approved by the Board ­and have a minimum of 2 years in the industry in New Zealand; or
  • have such standing and experience as the Board may in any special case determine.
  • Fellow members can use the post-nominal FNZIQS (Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors).

    Nomination form for Fellow

CPD Requirements

All Fellow members are required to complete 15 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) annually.

More information on CPD Requirements

Life Member

Life Member

    Life membership may be awarded by the Board for ‘an exceptional contribution’ to the profession of quantity surveying

    A member cannot apply to become a LIfe Member. Three qualified members (MNZIQS, Associate, FNZIQS or Life Member) may nominate a member for the Board to consider awarding Life membership.

    Nomination form for Life Membership

    LIST OF NZIQS Life Members

CPD Requirements

Life Members are only required to complete 15 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) annually if they are a Registered Quantity Surveyor.

More information on CPD Requirements

Retired Member

A Retired Member is a person who:

  • has been a Member (MNZIQS), Associate (ANZIQS) or Fellow (FNZIQS) and 
  • has retired from quantity surveying and no longer does quantity surveying work

As a Retired Member you can use the post-nominal MNZIQS (Retired), ANZIQS (Retired) or FNZIQS (Retired). To seek Retired status, email us with your request.

  • Retired members are not required to complete Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirements  

Registered Quantity Surveyor

A Registered Quantity Surveyor is recognised for their excellence and experience in the quantity surveying profession.  The NZIQS Registered Quantity Surveyor designation signifies that the member has worked to increase their value to a client or employer by learning new skills and keeps their knowledge current.

criteria to apply for registered qs

Members may apply for Registered Quantity Surveyor through one of these pathways:

Pathway 1 (Approved qualification)

  • completed an approved New Zealand or overseas qualification; and
  • hold, or previously held, Member (MNZIQS) or Associate (ANZIQS) membership for at least 3 years.

Pathway 2 (Reciprocal Membership)

  • hold a status equivalent to Member, Associate or Fellow for at least 3 years at an approved overseas association; and
  • been a member of NZIQS for at least 1 year.

    Pathway 3 (AIQS CQS)
  • hold the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors' Certified Quantity Surveyor designation; and
  • are a Member (MNZIQS), Associate (ANZIQS), Fellow (FNZIQS) or Life Member of NZIQS.

Pathway 4 (Special Case)

  • The Board may exempt a member from the above criteria and award Registered Quantity Surveyor status as a Special Case if the member has a minimum of 10 years' relevant quantity surveying experience.

All applicants for Registered Quantity Surveyor must:

  • have a minimum of 1 year's quantity surveying work experience in New Zealand; and
  • pass an online Code of Conduct test before applying for Reg QS; and 
  • submit a CPD record of over 15 hours over the last 12 months; and
  • have paid current membership fees.

More information on CPD Requirements

Registered Quantity Surveyor Application

Your application will be considered at the next Quantity Surveyors Registration Board (QSRB) meeting, who will make recommendations on the suitability of applicants for Registered Quantity Surveyor designation to the Board.  The QSRB may call for more documentation or interview applicants when deemed necessary for that recommendation.

Once registered, you can use the term 'Registered Quantity Surveyor' or 'Reg QS' and the Registered QS logo on your business correspondence.

There is no fee to become a Registered Quantity Surveyor.

Application close-off dates

2021

Tuesday 16 November (Advised by 17 December)

Cut off is at 5 pm on closing date and will be included for the appropriate QSRB meeting, provided all application documents are complete.

How To Apply

New and Re-Joining Members     
Existing Members    

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Membership close-off dates                              Notification dates

2021

Tuesday 15 November Thursday 23 December

Cut off is at 5 pm on closing date and will be included for the appropriate membership meeting, provided all membership application documents are complete.

Re-joining Members

If you were previously a member of the institute you will need to complete a new application

If your membership lapsed because you didn’t pay your Membership fee, you will need to pay a re-joining fee of 20% of your former membership category. We will invoice you for the re-joining fee which must be paid before your membership application is processed.

Associate Membership

Associate membership is no longer available. If you were previously an Associate member then you will be reinstated as a MNZIQS.

Supporting Documents

You may need to provide the following information when upgrading your membership to Affiliate, Graduate or MNZIQS.  We recommend that you gather these documents and add them in to your file directory on your computer so you can upload the documents when applying online.

  • Evidence of your completed qualifications (make sure you highlight in detail your QS work experience)
  • Evidence of membership of another QS institute
  • For MNZIQS applicants:
    • reference letter from a NZIQS member or senior work colleague/employer, written within the last 6 months
    • names and contact details of two referees

Apply In Writing

Applying online is the quickest and easiest way to apply for membership. However if you want to apply in writing:

How We Process Applications

  • We'll write confirming your application, and give you an indication of when the NZIQS Board will consider your application.
  • Student-Studying applications are approved by our office, usually within 2 weeks.
  • The NZIQS Membership Committee meets at least every 8 weeks to consider applications and decide which membership category to recommend for approval by the Board.
  • You will be notified of their decision shortly after their meeting.
  • When you have paid your subscription we will send you a membership certificate

If you're applying for a full membership MNZIQS, you will be contacted to attend a MNZIQS interview conducted by a panel from your local branch.

Member Subscriptions

Once your membership has been accepted you will receive an invoice for the membership category fee, pro rated for the remaining financial year (to 31 March).

Current members need to have paid their subscriptions before they can apply for any upgrade of membership and will be invoiced for the additional membership category fee pro-rated for the months remaining of the current financial year (to 31 March). 

Member fees