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

Apex online

Did you complete a CIH professional course prior to 2007? If so, you may be eligible for the Apex online route to chartered membership. This route requires eligible candidates to work through an online programme independently  at their own pace. Training materials will be made available for completion within 3 months from the date of enrolment.

Course overview

  • Introduction to the role and purpose of CIH and what chartered membership means
  • Professionalism:
    o The code of ethics
    o The code of conduct
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
    o What do we mean by CPD?
    o Personal and professional development planning
    o Maintaining your CPD


The fee for new candidates registering for Apex online is £175 (non-refundable), which includes:

  • CIH student membership whilst studying
  • upgrade to chartered membership once the remainder of the subscription year fees are paid

Download our infographic for a snapshot of how to apply.

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APEX online guide contains all you need to know and eligibility criteria about this route to chartered membership>>


You will be required to provide proof of your qualification before being registered and charged for the online course. This is a mandatory requirement.

Please read the Apex online guide above before completing your application. Contact us on 024 7685 1700 if you have any further queries regarding your application.

Click here to access the online application form>>


Why become a chartered member?

Chartered membership is the hallmark of a housing professional - CIH director of membership and education Judy Waugh's blog explains how it can transform your career.


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