Whether you're a student embarking on your journey in housing, a front-line professional aspiring to advance into management roles, or a chief executive or senior leader eager to showcase your dedication to professionalism and the industry — we have the right membership to support your needs.

Please select the option for you:

Standard membership CIHM

Are you new to housing or don't hold a housing qualification? 

Whether you have an interest in housing or are starting off in a housing career, yet to embark on any qualifications, this grade of membership will have you covered.

Suitable for:

  • Anyone new to the industry
  • Individuals with front line roles
  • Students.

Membership fee:

  • United Kingdom £262 per year
  • Republic of Ireland £104 per year.

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Certified practitioner CertCIH

Do you hold a CIH Level 3, 4 or CIH recognised qualification?

Known as the "industry standard" for housing professionals, this grade shows employers that you have achieved a certain level of skills and knowledge needed to be a housing professional.

Suitable for:

  • Housing officers
  • Middle management
  • Individuals studying a qualification.

Membership fee:

  • United Kingdom £262 per year
  • Republic of Ireland £104 per year.

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Chartered membership CIHCM

Do you hold a CIH recognised qualification at Level 5 or above, or have you completed an experiential route?

Chartered membership is the hallmark of your success in housing, it's a demonstration of your housing expertise, your commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards. It shows the recognition that you are a competent and committed housing professional.

Suitable for:

  • Senior managers
  • Aspiring leaders
  • Experienced professionals.

Membership fee:

  • United Kingdom £394 per year
  • Republic of Ireland £159 per year.

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Fellow FCIH

You must be a current chartered member and demonstrate that you have made a significant contribution to the sector

This is an honoured class of membership recognising highly experienced professionals who have made a significant contribution to the housing profession. It's the most senior membership grade offered by CIH.

Membership fee:

  • United Kingdom £394 per year
  • Republic of Ireland £159 per year.

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Ready to apply?

You can apply online by selecting your membership grade from the options listed above and following the steps to the online application. Alternatively you can call us on 024 7685 1700 and complete your membership application over the phone.

Your application is subject to approval and our membership team will contact you once it has been reviewed.

If you are having difficulties applying for your membership online, please visit the help page or give us a call.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our membership, we’d love to hear from you. You can email us, give us a call or submit an enquiry and we will be happy to help.

Opening times

  • Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Friday: 09:00 – 16:00
  • Weekends & Bank holidays: Closed
Member benefits
As a CIH member you will gain access to the latest sector-leading knowledge and best practice, free attendance our events and training, and much more.
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Membership fees
Fees are dependent on the grade of membership, whether you are based in the UK or overseas, and concessionary rates are also available to members who provide support or have exceptional circumstances.
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Help centre
Whether you're already a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing or are thinking of joining, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
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Further information
Code of ethics & conduct

All members are required to uphold the CIH code of conduct and code of ethics to evidence their professionalism and dedication to the sector, in addition to their commitment CIH’s mission, principles and values.

All CIH members, regardless of grade, must integrate these principles into every aspect of their professional behaviour and professional decision making.

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Membership framework

We have a responsibility to maintain professional standards in the housing industry and to ensure housing professionals are equipped to make effective decisions in challenging situations. The purpose of this policy is to set out CIH’s requirements for all grades of membership and outline the terms and conditions entered into as a CIH member.

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Learn more about our professional standards