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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. Please see the International Membership page for more information.

Your application for Student Studying membership will be processed in our office within 2 weeks.

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 if you:

New Zealand Qualification

  • have completed a NZ National Diploma in QS, or a New Zealand Diploma in Construction (QS strand)  and have completed a minimum of four years’ work experience in the New Zealand building/construction industry.
  • OR
  • you have a minimum of seven years quantity surveying experience, including at least one year in New Zealand.

Overseas Qualification

Quantity Surveyors with overseas qualifications can become Affiliate members if you:

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 qualifications
    • Bachelor of Construction (Construction Economics) - Unitec
    • Bachelor of Construction (QS) - Massey University
    • Bachelor of Construction (QS) - Ara Institute of Canterbury
    • Bachelor of Construction (QS) - Otago Polytechnic
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Construction (QS) - Massey University (Albany)
    • Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying - Ara Institute of Canterbury
    •  

    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

To be granted Member (MNZIQS) status you must:

For members with a NZ qualification

  • have been either a Graduate or an Affiliate Member for at least 2 years and
  • hold a New Zealand tertiary qualification (see below) in quantity surveying as approved by Council ­and
  • completed relevant quantity surveying work experience after completion of your qualification; either New Zealand tertiary qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Construction (Construction Economics) - Unitec
    • Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) - Massey University
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Construction (QS) - Massey University
    • National Diploma of Quantity Surveying
    • New Zealand Diploma in Construction (QS Strand)
    •  
    Overseas applicants may be granted MNZIQS status if they have:
    • completed an overseas quantity surveying qualification (see below) as approved by Council and
    • completed at least 3 years full time quantity surveying related work experience following completion of approved qualification and
    • completed a minimum of one year quantity surveying work experience in New Zealand and
    • pass an online Code of Conduct test  and
    • pass an Interview for Qualified Members
    •  
    Approved overseas quantity surveying qualifications:
    •  all PAQS accredited degrees
    •  all degrees and diplomas accredited by the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
    •  all quantity surveying degrees and diplomas accredited by the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV) for QS membership
    •  all quantity surveying degrees and diplomas accredited by RICS for membership of the Construction QS Faculty
    •  AIQS members qualified as "Full" members (MAIQS, AAIQS or higher)
    •  SISV members qualified as "Full" members of the QS Division or Faculty
    •  RICS members qualified as "Full" members of the QS Division or Faculty
    •  
    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 theInternational Membership page for more information.
  • Can I be a Member if I do not meet all these criteria? In special circumstances, the Council may approve a person for MNZIQS membership if they do not meet all the required criteria. The special circumstances include evidence of particular and appropriate quantity surveying work experience. You will still be required to:

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

Fellow/Life Member

Fellow

The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors can recognise a person’s contribution to the profession by making them a Fellow or Life Member.

Fellow(FNZIQS) membership can be awarded by Council to a member if they are of ‘exceptional standing and experience’, and have been in a senior role for at least 10 years.

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

Each nominee for Fellow must:

  • have been a Member (MNZIQS) or Associate member, or have held equivalent status in another institute as approved by Council, for at least ten years and
  • have had at least two years quantity surveying work in New Zealand
or
  • is a Fellow, or senior member of equivalent status in another institute as approved by Council ­and
  • have had at least two years quantity surveying work in New Zealand
  • or

  • has such standing and experience as Council may in any special case determine
  • Nomination form for Fellow

    Life Member

    Life membership may be awarded by Council 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 Council to consider awarding Life membership.

    Nomination form for Life Membership

    LIst NZIQS Life Members

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.

Registered Quantity Surveyor

As a Member (MNZIQS), you can also then seek the further qualification of  Registered Quantity Surveyor.

criteria to apply for registered qs

All applicants for Registered QS must:

 

NZ quantity surveying degree or diploma, or an overseas degree in quantity surveying as approved by Council

  • be a Member, Associate, Fellow or Life Member of NZIQS
  • have at least 3 years of experience, approved by the NZIQS Quantity Surveyors Registration Board, since becoming a Member or Associate

 

Member of another quantity surveying institute:

  • have held a status equivalent to Member, Associate, or Fellow at another institute approved by the NZIQS Council for a minimum of three years
  • have been a member of NZIQS for at least one year

 

If you do not fit in any of the above criteria you may be considered for Reg QS status if you have:

  • completed such experience and standing as a quantity surveyor as Council may in any special case determine and
  • been a Member, Associate, Fellow or Life Member of the NZIQS for a minimum of three years
  • have at least ten year's relevant work experience in quantity surveying, including at least 1 year in New Zealand

 

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.

Registered Quantity Surveyor application form

How To Apply

New and Re-Joining Members     
Existing Members    

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Apply in Writing

Re-joining Members

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

If your membership lapsed because you didn't pay a fee, you will need to pay the re-joining fee. We will advise you if you need to pay a re-joining fee of $60 before your membership application can be 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 last 6 months
    • names and contact details for 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 Council 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 Council.
  • 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 to 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