Join the UK’s biggest housing professional network.

Gain professional recognition across the sector by demonstrating your commitment to creating a housing system where everyone has a place to call home.

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.

Our membership grades

Wherever you are in your housing career, we have a CIH membership type to suit you.

Standard member CIHM
This grade of membership is aimed at individuals who are interested in or are working in housing but have not gained a CIH qualification.

We often see individuals who are new to the industry, students, individuals with front line roles, apply for this grade.

Membership fee:

  • United Kingdom £245 per year
  • Republic of Ireland £97 per year.

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Certified practitioner CertCIH

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.

You become eligible for this grade upon successful completion of a CIH level 3 or level 4 qualification.

We often see individuals who are housing officers, middle management or have established a career path or are studying a qualification, apply for this grade.

Membership fee:

  • United Kingdom £245 per year
  • Republic of Ireland £97 per year.

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Chartered membership CIHCM

This grade is aimed at individuals who have achieved a CIH recognised qualification at Level 5 or above, or completed an experiential route accredited by CIH.

We often see individuals who are senior managers, aspiring leaders and experienced professionals, apply for this grade.

Membership fee:

  • United Kingdom £368 per year
  • Republic of Ireland £149 per year.

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Fellow FCIH

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.

To become a fellow you will need to be a current chartered member of CIH and be able to demonstrate how you have contributed to the sector.

Membership fee:

  • United Kingdom £368 per year
  • Republic of Ireland £149 per year.

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Corporate membership

Our corporate membership gives your organisation the opportunity to get unique access to all of our services, a raft of added value benefits, financial discounts and a wealth of experience and expertise.

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Membership benefits

  • Join the UK’s biggest housing professional network and become part of a global community
  • Access to the latest up-to-date information and best practices in the housing sector
  • Access to our member-exclusive events and webinars
  • Access to online training and a wide array of digital resources such as career development tools and materials
  • Direct access to our mentoring scheme, bringing together members from across the housing sector
  • We support you as a professional and champion your continuous professional development

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Membership fees

Our membership fees are dependent on the grade of membership you're applying for and whether you are based in the UK or overseas.

We also offer different concessionary rates for members who provide support or have exceptional circumstances.

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Membership 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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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
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