Demonstrate your professional experience and practice

This path to chartered membership is aimed at housing practitioners operating at director or senior management level. You will be required to demonstrate and present a case on how your professional experience and practice shows that you meet the requirements of chartered membership. 


Register your interest

Penny Gilyard CIHCM | Executive Director of Resources, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing Limited

The executive route gave me the opportunity to use my existing experience and knowledge in order to attain chartered membership. As a busy professional, this was invaluable. I would also like to be more involved in supporting CIH, so becoming a chartered member was actually a very important personal goal for me

CIH member Penny Gilyard
Am I eligible?

To apply for this path:

  • you need to be a current chief executive, director or professional partner working in housing or the built environment
  • you will be required to submit a statement with examples outlining your experience and practice at a strategic level in your organisation and how you influence policy and practice agendas locally, regionally and nationally against the criteria for Chartered membership.
What will I learn?

The programme will require you to reflect upon your professional capability and learning approaches to demonstrate your knowledge of contemporary housing issues, and appropriate skills and behaviours for housing work. 

The programme covers the following themes: 

  1. contemporary housing issues  
  2. knowledge, skills and behaviours
  3.  reflective practice  
  4. professionalism 
  5. ethical behaviour 
  6. professional development 
How will I get assessed?

You will be assessed during a professional interview.

What are the benefits?
  • no course attendance required – a reflective assessment process that is relevant to your role and organisation
  • peer review group dates available throughout the year
  • successful completion leads to CIH chartered membership and the use of the letters CIHCM after your name to show that you are a fully qualified housing professional
Additional information

A registration fee of £1,500 for UK-based candidates applies. Candidates outside the UK will be advised separately of the fee. Contact a team member on 024 7685 1789 or email if you want more information about the application process.

Course guidance
This document details how long the course will take, the eligibility criteria and assessment.
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