Established in 1984, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) is the only surveying professional body incorporated by ordinance in Hong Kong.  As of  6 October 2021, the number of members reached 10806, of which 7412 were corporate members, 69 were associate members and 3325 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 the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore 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:

Building Surveying Division
General Practice Division
Land Surveying Division
Quantity Surveying Division
Planning and Development Division
Property and Facility Management Division
Young Surveyors Group

HKIS has reciprocal/mutual recognition arrangements with the following overseas institutes:

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Australian Property Institute
Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers
Property Institute of New Zealand (Formerly “New Zealand Property Institute”)
China Cost Engineering Association (CCEA)
China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and Agents
China Association of Engineering Consultants
The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors
The Building Surveyors Institute of Japan
Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

Reciprocity/Mutual Recognition Agreements

HKIS is a member of the following international organisations:

The International Cost Engineering Council
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
International Valuation Standards Council
Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors
World Organization of Building Officials