AbstractThe education and training required of valuers in the U.K. is investigated and compared with that required in France, in the light of the European Council's Directive on a general system for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education and training of at least three years' duration.
The detailed requirements of the Directive are analysed and the professional activity of valuation investigated. Because of the designated "competent authority" status of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the entry requirements for valuers to the General Practice division of the Institution are described in detail.
The professional activities of valuation, agency and management in France are detailed, together with the education and training necessary to perform the professional activity of valuation.
The regulation, professional qualifications, professional organisations and the education and training of valuers in the other ten Member States of the E.G. are also described.
A comparison between the education and training of valuers in the U.K. and in France is made, together with recommendations for the successful implementation of the Council's Directive in relation to the Institution's responsibility towards the professional activity of valuation. Recommendations for further areas of research are included.
In addition, a schedule is appended, detailing the terminology, regulation, professional qualifications, professional organisations and the education and training of valuers in all twelve Member States.
In conclusion, the research contributes significantly to the available literature on the professional activity of valuation, particularly in the U.K. and France, and in the other E.G. Member States. The methodology used can be developed and applied to other professional activities, both within the profession of surveying and the professions generally.
|Date of Award||Mar 1991|