Welcome to BACS
The British Association of Cargo Surveyors (BACS) was established in 1992, at which time membership was based on having a minimum of seven years experience as a Cargo Surveyor.
In 1996 it was agreed that a written examination should be introduced, which together with a minimum of five years experience would be the basis of membership of the Association.
In 1999 an Associate Membership was introduced in order to encourage new recruits to the profession. To qualify for Associate Membership surveyors must have a minimum of two years experience and take an elementary examination. They should also intend applying for full membership by taking the advanced examination as soon as practicable after gaining a further three years experience.