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

CIH members have access to the latest sector-leading knowledge and best practice, free attendance our events and training, and much more.

Join the UK’s biggest housing professional network with more than 16,000 members in our global CIH community.

Our members benefit from:

  • 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
  • Professional recognition across the sector
  • We support you as a professional and champion your continuous professional development

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Find the right membership for you

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.

Standard member CIHM
Are you new to housing or don't hold a housing qualification?
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Certified practitioner CertCIH
Do you hold a CIH Level 3, 4 or CIH recognised qualification?
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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?
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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.

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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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Rhiannon Davies CIHCM | Housing Policy and Performance Officer, North Kesteven District Council

Achieving and holding Chartered Member status demonstrates my commitment to the housing profession, both within my own organisation and in the wider local government and housing sectors and gives me the tools I need to continue my development as a housing professional.

John Keegan FCIH | Chief executive, Monmouthshire Housing Association

CIH membership is essential for promotion and a great way to network and meet like-minded people. Joining CIH is a sign of commitment to the profession. Joining CIH is a sign of commitment to your own development and it’s a way of promoting our profession as a fantastic career.

Clive Greenwood CIHCM | Income Management Team Leader, Unity Housing Association Ltd

Through free member events I have been able to facilitate improvements in my organisation in areas from tackling domestic abuse to improving tenant engagement. Alongside these I have seen a colleague attend a career development event and come back so re-invigorated she immediately took a number of steps which successfully propelled her to a new role in her career. It is member events such as these which I believe are at the heart of the value CIH membership offers.

Ann-Marie Rogers CIHM | Neighbourhood Services Manager, Ocean Housing Ltd

Being part of the biggest network of housing professionals is like having being part of a big family, you can always access support, best practice information, latest news and be part of something positive that can make a real difference to people.

Jason Wroe FCIH | Chief executive, Newydd Group Ltd

Being part of CIH means you are in a club of like-minded individuals trying to achieve the same thing as you - whether that is career improvement, better outcomes & performance in your current role, or improving the provision of affordable housing and sustainable communities for everyone.

Kerry Clayton MSc CIHCM | Housing Officer, Elderpark Housing Association

I find being part of a large network of housing professionals really beneficial, in that I am able to draw on the knowledge of others throughout the sector to help me perform better within my role and promote best practice within my organisation. Having access to excellent resources allows me to work to a consistently high standard and ensure continuous professional development.

CIH member Ann Marie Rogers

Our 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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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

CIH qualifications
Our qualifications are designed with the housing sector, for the housing sector, giving you the expertise and support you need to thrive in your career.
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.