Image Promo description

Register to use our site and access free newsletters, book events and lots more.

You don't have to be a member to use our site. Already registered? Login here

Become a member today

The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

APEX express

Your final step to CIH membership

APEX EXPRESS is the final step to Chartered Membership (CIHCM). It provides a route to CIHCM that requires candidates to attend a one day training course and complete a personal development plan. The training day will provide you with an opportunity to discuss the housing profession and the role of CIH with a group of fellow housing professionals.
APEX express candidate guide
Download the APEX express guide

APEX express fees

The fee for new candidates registering for APEX Express is £175, which includes:

  • attendance at the APEX Express Training Day
  • upgrade to Chartered Membership once the remainder of the subscription year fees are paid
Eligibility for APEX express

  • To register for APEX Express you will need to have either completed, or be in the final year of the academic requirement for Chartered Membership of CIH (CIHCM) at an accredited centre

  • you must also have spent at least 12 months working in housing

A number of universities have incorporated the APEX requirement into the academic programme. In these cases you are not required to complete the APEX express programme. If you are unsure whether this applies to you please contact us on or speak to the university in question.

Register for APEX express

When you register for APEX express you will have the option to provide us with your chosen date for attending the APEX express training day for completion of the programme. 

You will be required to provide proof of your qualification before being booked and billed for the training day of your choice.  This is a mandatory requirement.

Please read the APEX express guide above before completing your application. Contact us on 024 7685 1700 if you have any further queries regarding your application or timetable.

To register for APEX express and choose a training day please  complete our online application form.

View the programme outline for the 2017 dates

APEX express in-house options

We can deliver an APEX express training day in-house if there are enough people within your organisation, or your local area. A minimum of 10 candidates are required and a suitable training room within the organisation.

If you are interested in pursuing this option please contact Lynda Duke on


Training and events

We offer a wide range of conferences, seminars, short courses and specialist workshops on the hottest topics in housing

Our training courses

Our events


Stay in touch

Email us, read our latest blog and follow us on twitter

Register now for news updates