The Recruiter Accreditation Scheme (RAS) has been developed by the Market Research Society (MRS) and the Association for Qualitative Research (AQR) to raise the profile and status of recruiters, by devising a training and accreditation scheme that recognises the knowledge, skills and competence of professional recruiters.

The RAS programme combines online training and assessment with self-directed work-based learning.  All of the RAS online training is available for use without financial charge. 

Completion of the RAS is estimated to require around 40 learning hours. Experienced recruiters do not need to undertake the online training if they believe that they have previously received adequate training to cover the RAS syllabus.  For these practitioners, the RAS assessment can be undertaken immediately.

To find out more about RAS and access the online training and assessment please visit the website or contact

Register of accredited recruiters and companies

To qualify as an accredited recruiter candidates must pass an online assessment. For companies, accreditation of an organisation will be given once 50% or more of the organisations' recruiters have successfully achieved accreditation. 

Year accredited: 2020

Accredited recruiters:

Victoria Chapleo, Research Opinions Ltd, 6 August
Lynne Chapman, Considered Response, 6 July 
Alexandra Coleman, MIS Group Intl. Ltd, 2 September 
Harriet Connell, Research Opinions Ltd, 1 September
Julia Banks, Acumen Healthcare, 13 August
Clare Deer, Research Opinions Ltd, 13 August
Stephanie Foy, Research Opinions Ltd, 9 August
Deanne Gold, iPoint Research, 9 July
Becca Hatton, Acumen Healthcare, 11 August
Joseph Hinton, MIS Group Intl. Ltd, 2 September 
Amy Holmes, Prevision Research Ltd, 21 July
Charlotte Neild, Research Opinions Ltd,  2 September
Becki Pickering, Acumen Fieldwork, 14 July
Carol Raithatha, Carol Raithatha Ltd, 6 August
Alan Shirley, Acumen Healthcare, 20 August
Penny Steele, Steele Fieldworks Ltd,  27 June 
Emily Welsh, Research Opinions Ltd, 31 August
Chrystal Williams, Research Opinions Ltd, 12 August
Martha Wilson, Research Opinions, 14 August

RAS-accredited companies:

Acumen Healthcare, 2 September
MIS Group Intl. Ltd, 2 September
Prevision Research Ltd,
21 July
Research Opinions Ltd, 2 September


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