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Fees for approved centres

There are some fees associated with becoming an approved centre and the delivery of CIH qualifications for the housing and property management sectors, including centre fees and learner registration fees. The fees outlined below are valid from 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2016.

Download the complete list of CIH awarding organisation fees for 2016

Download the complete list of CIH awarding organisation fees for 2017

Learner registration fees

To make CIH qualification pricing fairer and more transparent, the charges for CIH qualifications are calculated using a formula. There will be an initial fee to cover the registration through certification process and a fee per unit in the qualification. Therefore a larger qualification will cost more than a smaller qualification and a higher level qualification will cost more than a lower level qualification.

Centres who devise a course that contains units which together do not make an approved qualification will be charged a one off registration/certification fee for each learner, plus an individual unit fee for each unit in the course, for each learner. For example, if a centre delivers a course with two units at Level 2 this will cost £75.00 per learner.

Award Fee
Individual unit fee for Level 2 £7.50
Individual unit fee for Level 3 £14.50

Individual unit fee for Level 4


Individual unit fee for Level 5 £25.00
One off registration / certification fee £62.00

Centre fees

As well as an initial fee at the time of approval, an annual fee to maintain CIH approved centre status applies. Services provided in return for these fees include: support to gain centre approval or to gain approval to deliver a new qualification, administrative support, and centre visits from an external quality assurer.

New centre approval (includes initial qualification/s)
Centre approval to deliver additional qualification
Annual approved centre fee £520.00

Awarding organisation fee rules and assumptions

  • Centres will register learners on the most appropriate learning aim (qualification or combination of units)
  • Refunds will not be provided to centres for learners that do not complete their learning aim (qualification or combination of units)
  • If a learner defers and returns to learning within a year, the centre will not be invoiced again provided the learner is still aiming to complete the original learning aim (qualification or combination of units) that they are registered against

Contact the CIH awarding organisation

If you have any queries about CIH qualifications or becoming an accredited centre, please contact us:

T: 024 76 851 700