Find out more about becoming a CIH approved study centre

We believe that it is crucial to the housing sector that individuals and organisations have the skills and knowledge they need to deliver excellence for their customers.

To make this happen, the CIH awarding organisation partners with approved centres to deliver a range of qualifications to the housing and property management sectors.

As the awarding organisation, we set the specification for each qualification, the learning outcomes of the units and provide external quality assure on all courses.

Approved centres responsibilities

Our approved centres deliver the qualification programmes to the housing and property management sectors.

Centres are responsible for:

  • Developing the supporting teaching materials
  • Assignments
  • Co-ordinating the student studies
  • Teaching the course
  • Managing the internal quality assurance and internal verification
  • Market the programme
  • Administer the CIH learner registration fees

Our qualifications can be offered on a part-time, full-time, blended learning or block release study basis or via online learning.

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How to gain your accreditation:

1. Choose qualifications

Decide which qualifications you wish to deliver. Explore our qualifications listings.

2. Download specifications

Visit each qualification level page and download the specification

3. Apply for centre status

Please email or call us on 02476 851 773 and a member of CIH awarding organisation will be in touch to discuss your enquiry.

When you can provide evidence that you are capable of delivering the qualifications you wish to offer, approval will be granted. To meet the CIH awarding organisation requirements, you must have the facilities, resources, quality systems and qualified personnel.

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Fees for approved centres

Some fees are associated with becoming an approved centre and delivering CIH qualifications for the housing and property management sectors, including centre fees and learner registration fees.

The fees outlined below are valid from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025.

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Interested in delivering our CIH qualifications?

If you want to find out more information about becoming a CIH approved study centre please email or call us on 02476 851 773 and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss your enquiry.

Validations and recognitions
As the professional body for people who work in housing, CIH is asked to validate or approve university courses which lead to chartered status (CIHCM).
End-point assessment
CIH has been approved as an end-point assessment organisation for all three levels of the new housing and property management apprenticeships.