Functions

The Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia was set up by an Act of Parliament, i.e. Quantity Surveyors Act 1967 (revised 2002). The Board consists of a President, a Registrar and sixteen (16) members appointed by the Minister of Works, Malaysia.

  • to keep and maintain a Register of Quantity Surveyors;
  • to approve or reject applications for registration or approval to practise under this Act or to approve any such application subject to such conditions or restrictions as it may deem fit to impose;
  • to order the issuance of a written warning or reprimand, the imposition of a fine, suspension, cancellation, removal or reinstatement in accordance with Part III and IV Quantity Surveyors Act;
  • to fix from time to time with the approval of the Minister the scale of fees to be charged by registered Quantity Surveyors and firms or bodies corporate practicing as consulting Quantity Surveyors for professional advice or service rendered;
  • to hear and determine disputes relating to professional conduct or ethics of registered, registered graduate or temporary registered Quantity Surveyors or to appoint a committee or arbitrator or arbitrators to hear and determine such disputes;
  • to act as a stakeholder in  a contract for consulting quantity surveying services, where deemed necessary by the Board;
  • to determine and regulate the professional conduct and ethics of the quantity surveying profession; and
  • to hold or cause to be held professional development programmes for registered, registered graduate or temporary registered Quantity Surveyors to further enhance their knowledge in the latest developments relating to the profession;
  • to appoint a body comprising of members of the Board, other persons and/or institutions as may be determined by the Board to accredit qualifications and to conduct examinations for admission to the profession;
  • to appoint  any person to represent the Board in any body or panel of examiners which may be appointed by an institution, body or society representing the profession, and to make recommendations to the Board in relation to examinations for the purpose of qualifying for admission to the profession;
  • to appoint members of the Board to sit on any board, committee or body formed for purposes relating to the profession, and to appoint members of the Board to sit on the Board of Engineers and the Board of Architects in accordance with the relevant laws;
  • to provide scholarships and other facilities for the promotion of learning and education in connection with quantity surveying, where deemed necessary by the Board;
  • to authorise any person to investigate the commission of any offence under this Act or any rules made under this Act; and
  • generally, to do all acts, matters and things as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.