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RICS FRICS Lifeline - Traffic Light Approach



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What is today's blog about?


In this week’s blog, we take a look at how you can use our traffic light approach to select your FRICS fellowship characteristics.


You can download a copy here.


We have already discussed the FRICS membership level and requirements in a previous blog.


Traffic light approach to putting together a FRICS application

What is the traffic light approach?

As part of your FRICS application, you will need to select four out of a total of sixteen fellowship characteristics.


The characteristics are grouped into four categories:

  • Champion

  • Expert

  • Influencer

  • Role model

You do not need to choose one characteristic from each category, so you may select more than one from the same category.


Examples of characteristics include Champion: Service to RICS, Expert: Qualification, Influencer: Leadership and Role Model: Client Care.

Our traffic light approach will help you to select the fellowship characteristics that will be most suited to your achievements, that can be robustly evidenced and that play to your strengths.


We recommend creating a blank document or spreadsheet with all sixteen fellowship characteristics listed. Alternatively, print or open a copy of the FRICS applicant guide which lists them all in a helpful table – you could use a highlighter on a hard copy or an e-pencil to highlight an electronic copy.

When considering your fellowship characteristics, apply our traffic light approach by highlighting each in red, yellow or green. This is not dissimilar to a RAG analysis that you may have used in the workplace.


If you need any further assistance in selecting your fellowship characteristics or if you would like to discuss your FRICS application, drop us a message using the chat box below. We will be delighted to help!

How can we help?


Stay tuned for our next blog post to help build a better you.


N.b. Nothing in this article constitutes legal, professional or financial advice.