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

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.

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.

The right membership for you

You become eligible for this grade upon successful completion of a CIH level 3 or level 4 qualification.

Suitable for:

  • Housing officers
  • Middle management or have established a career path
  • Anyone studying a housing qualification.

If you are currently a standard CIH member and want to upgrade, call 024 7685 1700 or email

Our membership fees

Become a certified practitioner CertCIH for less than £22 a month*.

There are many different ways to pay for your membership fee, including:

  • Spread the cost over 12 months through Direct Debit at no extra cost
  • Pay online through MyCIH
  • If your employer is paying you can request an invoice online, over the phone or via email
  • Pay over the phone with our friendly membership team.

Ways to pay for your membership

Concessionary rates are also available. Find out if you are eligible.

*UK membership annual membership fee of £262 spread across 12 months by Direct Debit. Find out more about our fees for Ireland and International members. 

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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**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

Mentoring programme

Our mentoring programme is designed to support you in your career to help identify relevant development opportunities. 

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Career resources

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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Publications library
Our publications focus on the latest policy topics and practical advice that you need to be a housing professional. CIH members can access all our publication documents for free.

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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.

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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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How to become a certified practioner CertCIH member

You can apply online by following the link below. You will be required to create a my.CIH and verify your email address before completing your membership application. If you are having difficulties you find read our login guide here.

You can call also apply for membership over the phone. Call us on 024 7685 1700.

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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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Opening times

  • Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Friday: 09:00 – 16:00
  • Weekends & Bank holidays: Closed
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.