Proud to be professional

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.


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Currently a standard member? Upgrade today, call 024 7685 1700 or email

Sign up from £20* a month

Show your commitment to your profession – learn, share and improve your skills and knowledge.

CIH is not only a provider of qualifications, we also offer tools and advice to help you do your job better and to support you throughout your career. 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. 

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*Pay your £245 membership cost via Direct Debit across 12 months.

How we support you

Member-exclusive events
As a member you can attend all* our events for free, they cover a variety of topics, ranging from practical housing management, high-level policy discussions to webinars designed to support your professional development.
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Knowledge hub
The Knowledge Hub is designed to support you in your job by giving you access to a variety of topics, ranging from practical housing management, high-level policy discussions, real-life case studies and more. Using the Knowledge hub will develop your understanding of what you need to know to deliver excellent housing services.
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Mentoring programme
Through our mentoring programme, you'll be able to set goals and objectives, develop your career, build confidence, gain knowledge, learn new skills and build strong relationships with other professionals.
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Publications library
Our publications focus on the latest policy topics and practical advice that you need to be a housing professional.
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Become a TILM member
We’ve partnered with The Institute of Leadership and Management (TILM) to offer an exclusive joint membership deal to current CIH members, giving access to a wealth of support to grow your leadership potential within the housing sector.
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Recordings library
Get on demand recordings from our webinars and events, listen or watch from anywhere at anytime.
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Sarita Gregory-Brook CertCIH | Head of Neighbourhoods (South East), A2 Dominion

It has been invaluable reaching out to colleagues across the sector to get their help and knowledge on projects I’m working on. I’ve been in touch several times regarding fixed term tenancies and new ways of working in relation to housing management models. The conversations I have had have really helped me to gather research and information, but also get points of view and gain an insight into what others are doing in the sector.

Josh Millar CertCIH | Housing Officer, City of Edinburgh Council

As a mobile worker, the weekly briefings make keeping informed so much more manageable since the material is always accessible from my fingertips. The range of publications ensures I am always primed for whatever new challenges wait around the corner and mean that when change comes knocking I am ready; turning a potential headache into a chance for opportunity, innovation and inspiration.

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Latest news

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Inside Housing subscription

Your CIH membership will unlock full access to Inside Housing so you can keep up to date with the latest housing news. You’ll receive a digital copy of Week in Housing, the weekly round-up and analysis of the week’s biggest stories, and a monthly bumper physical edition of Inside Housing, delving deep into key themes, with new levels of detailed analysis and in-depth research, packed full of knowledge and insight.

You can also make use of IH Live, a new mix of video and audio content designed to bring you the latest thinking, innovative ideas and guidance and regular IH newsletters straight to your inbox.

Housing Matters

Our fortnightly newsletter dedicated to you ensures that you are kept in the loop with all things CIH as well as what is going on in the wider sector. Find out about upcoming events and member-only blogs and reports.

In your region

Once a month you'll receive a regional newsletter from your regional manager packed full of the latest policy news, latest housing stories, upcoming events, training courses and qualifications.

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Study through us
We provide everyone involved in housing or new to the sector with the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to be brilliant.
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Stay informed
Stay up to date with the latest news in the sector.
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