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.
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.
Become part of the biggest community of housing professionals, get access to all our member-exclusive events, and tap into resources and support to help you through your housing journey.
Become a certified practitioner CertCIH from £20 a month*.
There are many different ways to pay for your membership fee, including:
Ways to pay for your membership
Concessionary rates are also available. Find out if you are eligible.
*UK membership annual membership fee of £245 spread across 12 months by Direct Debit. Find out more about our fees for Ireland and International members.
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.
**Unfortunately due to the specific way these events are hosted, we are unable to include Manchester and live award ceremonies and dinners as part of the offer. Terms and conditions apply
Our mentoring programme is designed to support you in your career to help identify relevant development opportunities.
As part of your membership, you get easy access to a wealth of career development tools, documents and videos, to support you at different stages of your career.
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Our recordings cover various topics, from practical housing management and high-level policy discussions to events designed to support your professional development. All recordings are free for all CIH members, log in and listen/watch from anywhere.
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.
You can apply online by following the link below or you can call us on 024 7685 1700 and complete your membership application over the phone.
If you are having difficulties applying for your membership online, please visit the help page or give us a call.
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.
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.