Find the right membership for you

Wherever you are in your career, CIH can support you. Whether you're a student just starting in housing, a front-line professional looking to move into management, a chief executive or a senior leader wanting to demonstrate your commitment to professionalism and the industry, we have a membership type to suit you.

 

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Rebecca Clarke | Head of Membership, Chartered Institute of Housing

Membership is individual to you, we have a range of resources both online and physical but it is really about your role and what is going to add value to you in your career.

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Who is it for?

 

Standard Member CIHM

Are you interested in housing and have not gained a CIH qualification, this grade of membership is for you. It will give you the opportunity to be part of the biggest community of housing professionals.

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Certified Practitioner CertCIH

Have you achieved a CIH Level 3 or Level 4 qualifications or other CIH recognised qualifications at the same level? You may be eligible for this grade.

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Chartered Member CIHCM

Have you achieved a CIH recognised qualification at Level 5 or above, or completed an experiential route accredited by CIH? You may be eligible for this grade.

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Fellow FCIH

Are you a current CIH chartered member? Can you demonstrate that you have made a significant contribution to the sector? this grade of membership is for you.

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Gareth Leech CIHM  |  Business Assurance Partner, Cartrefi Conwy

Being a member gives me plenty of opportunities to meet others within the housing industry. To share ideas and best practice which I can take back to Cartrefi Conwy. It has also helped my professional development, I have gained more confidence in my abilities as well as a greater understanding across the many aspects that links to housing. I recommend joining CIH!”

What are membership classes?

These are different concessionary rates for members who provide support or have exceptional circumstances. These classes do not affect your membership grade but may have an impact on the cost of your subscription. Select the appropriate membership grade from the website and once logged into MyCIH portal choose the applicable class at the start of the membership application.

Are you under 30?
If you are a housing professional under 30, you can become a CIH member at a rate of just £62 per annum. Ensure you upload your proof of age during your membership application.
Are you a CIH student?
If you're studying a CIH qualification or a programme validated by CIH through an approved centre, you may be eligible to receive CIH membership, free for the duration of your course. Contact the membership team if you already have a current membership subscription.
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A HR professional?
We are committed to helping organisations in the sector develop employees, maintain professional standards and support organisations in the business needs of both today and the future. We have created an opportunity to support HR and learning professionals who play an important role in the development of skills in the housing industry.
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Are you a tenant?
Are you a tenant representatives/tenant board member who is actively involved with their local housing organisation? You may be eligible for this concessionary class of membership. Your membership grade stays the same and you pay the concessionary rate of £62. This concessionary fee only applies to people who are not in paid employment.
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Are you retired?
If you are retired or no longer in paid employment in any sector, you will be eligible for this concessionary class of membership. Your membership grade stays the same and you pay the concessionary rate of £62.
On a career break?
If you are working limited hours or not in paid employment, you may be eligible for this class of membership. Your membership grade stays the same and you pay the concessionary rate of £62.

Discuss your membership opportunities with a member of the team?