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

Cert CIH

Certified practitioner membership is the "industry standard" for housing professionals. This shows employers that you have achieved a certain level of skills and knowledge needed to be a housing professional. Once you complete a CIH level three or level four qualification, you will be eligible for this grade of membership. CIH is not only a provider of qualifications, we want to offer you tools and advice to help you do your job better and to support you thoughout your career.

Cert CIH

How do I become a Certified practitioner?

Members who have achieved CIH Level 3 or Level 4 qualifications or other CIH recognised qualifications at the same level will be eligible for this grade of membership. Click here>> to find out more about our courses and qualifications.

Below are a few of the member benefits you get as part of your membership. You can download the full list of Certified practitioner benefits here>>

Knowledge hub »

My Description

This is a brand new toolkit available as part of CIH membership. The information in the knowledge hub is vital to housing practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work. It provides practical information, in-depth case studies and an online network to connect you to other housing professionals working on the same issues.

CiZone »

My Description

The career innovation zone is an online interactive career tool, which is included within your CIH membership. It is designed to support you in your career – whatever your situation. It will help you to shape your career path, providing you with a number of resources to help you along the way.

Mentoring scheme »

My Description

The CIH mentoring scheme is designed to support members to explore their career possibilities and identify relevant development opportunities, guided by a qualified and experienced colleague from the housing sector (CIHCM/FCIH).

Webinars »

My Description

The CIH webinar series covers a variety of topics - ranging from practical housing management sessions and high-level policy discussions to webinars designed to support your professional development.

Your membership will help also you build your professional network by making connections with other professionals. In addition, you will be part of a community of professionals who use their collective voice to lobby and influence to try to improve/shape government policy, and ultimately make the system better for everyone.

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