Established in 1984, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) is the only surveying professional body incorporated by ordinance in Hong Kong. As of 1 June 2023, the number of members reached 10662, of which 7668 were corporate members, 55 were associate members and 2939 were probationers and students.
HKIS work includes setting standards for professional services and performance, establishing codes of ethics, determining requirements for admission as professional surveyors, and encouraging members to upgrade skills through continuing professional development.
The Institute has an important consultative role in government policy making and on issues affecting the profession. We have advised the government on issues such as building safety and unauthorized building works, problems of property management, town planning and development strategies, construction quality and housing problems. We have also issued guidance notes on floor area measurement, real estates valuation and land boundary survey, etc.
We have an established presence in the international arenas, have overseas connections, and have entered into reciprocal agreements with professional surveying and valuation institutes in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Mainland China recognizing the counterpart's member's qualifications. In addition, HKIS is a member of various leading international surveying organisations.
HKIS has six Divisions and one Young Surveyors Group, including Building Surveying Division, General Practice Division, Land Surveying Division, Planning & Development Division, Property & Facility Management Division and Quantity Surveying Division.