What qualifications are necessary to become a Professional Quantity Surveyor?

The Quantity Surveyor is qualified to undertake this work by education and training in:

  1. Building economics
  2. Construction law and administration
  3. The measurement of building and civil engineering works
  4. Knowledge of market prices in the industry


How do I qualify for this profession?

  • What type of Secondary Education do I require?
  • What type of Tertiary Education do I require?


What is Continued Professional Development (CPD)?

Continued Profession Development (CPD) is a compulsory requirement of all members of the Jamaican Institute of Quantity Surveyors (JIQS). The purpose of CPD is to ensure that members of the JIQS keeps abreast of all developments in the profession so as to ensure that the best professional service is delivered to their clients. Members are required to have a minimum of 60 hours of CPD every 3 years with a minimum of 10 hours of learning activities in any 1 year.