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.
Wherever you are in your housing career, we have a CIH membership type to suit you.
We often see individuals who are new to the industry, students, individuals with front line roles, apply for this grade.
*Please note, the price of standard membership will change to £262 from 1 January 2024 for United Kingdom members, and £104 for Republic of Ireland.
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.
*Please note, the price of certified practitioner membership will change to £262 from 1 January 2024 for United Kingdom members, and £104 for Republic of Ireland.
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.
*Please note, the price of chartered membership will change to £394 from 1 January 2024 for United Kingdom members, and £159 for Republic of Ireland.
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.
*Please note, the price of fellowship membership will change to £394 from 1 January 2024 for United Kingdom members, and £159 for Republic of Ireland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.