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

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    Specialist routes to membership

    We offer special routes to membership for senior housing professionals, HR professionals and those who wish to follow a route to CIH Chartered membership based on experience and professional competencies.

    Direct Final

    The Direct Final is a fast-track route to CIH Chartered membership for senior housing professionals and academics. Applicants can apply to do either the Direct Final academic route or the new experiential route.

    Worked based

    Work based route to CIH Chartered membership is designed for experienced housing professionals who do not have any formal housing qualifications.

    HR professional membership

    HR professional membership is for people working in HR roles in housing organisations. Eligible members would join as CIH members.

    Tenant membership

    The tenant membership is available if you play an active role in supporting your community.  You don't need any qualifications or experience of working in the housing industry.


    CPD module: The care act

    Members can take advantage of our CPD module, The Care Act for free. You will learn more about the Care Act 2014 as well as exploring what impact this has on the housing sector.     

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    Member get member

    If you're a CIH member why not nominate someone who is passionate about housing and communities and they'll receive their first 3 months membership FREE.