Abbreviations explained:

ABBE – Ofqual registered Awarding Body for the Built Environment

AISSE or A Inst SSE – Associate membership of ISSE

BCA - Building Control Authority

BEIS - Department for Business, Energy& Industrial Strategy

BBA - The British Board of Agrement

BRE - Building Research Establishment

CIC – Construction Industry Council

CITB – The Construction Industry Training Board

CPD – Continuing Professional Development

CSJK - Certificated Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed

CSCS - Construction Skills Certification Scheme
CSRTT - Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments

CSSW - Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing
DipSS – Diploma in Specialist Surveying – Senior Surveyor

DPA 1998 – Data Protection Act 1998

FISSE or F Inst SSE – Fellow of ISSE

F Inst SSE CoF or FISSE CoF - Fellow/College of Fellows member of ISSE

GLT – Guided Learning Hours

HMRC – Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

ICOMOS – International Council for Monuments and Sites

IOBH - Institute of Buildings and Health

ISSE – Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers

MISSE or M Inst SSE - Member membership of ISSE

NAC – National Aspergillosis Centre

NVQ – National Vocational Qualification

Ofqual - Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

PCA – Property Care Associations

QCF – Qualifications credit format (former name for RFQ)

RICS – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
RQF – Regulated Qualifications Framework

TM – TrustMark
T Inst SSE or TISSE - Technician membership of ISSE

TQT – Total Qualification Time