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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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Find your route to chartered membership

CIH chartered membership is a demonstration of your housing expertise, commitment and ethical standards. Find your path to chartered membership through one of the routes highlighted below.

It helps you stand out from the crowd, enhancing your status with colleagues and employers by identifying you as a trusted professional.

Put simply, chartered membership is the hallmark of your success in housing. It is the recognition that you are a fully qualified, competent and committed housing professional.

Judy Waugh, CIH’s director of membership and education, reveals why chartered membership is a career move worth shouting about.

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Housing learning

If you are a housing professional with a Level 4 or equivalent qualification then you will be eligible to become a chartered housing professional through our online route.


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If you are a chief executive, director or professional partner become a chartered housing professional through our executive route. This route acknowledges your existing knowledge and expertise to accelerate you to chartered membership.

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Join us as an experienced housing manager »

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If you have five years' housing experience including two years' management experience in housing and a relevant degree, become a chartered housing professional through our experienced professional or online route.

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Hi-viz and housing!

If you are a qualified member of another professional body and have three years' housing experience then you are eligible to become a chartered housing professional through our professional diploma or experienced professional route.

Undergraduate and postgraduate routes to chartered membership


A number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, both full and part-time, are recognised by CIH as meeting the requirements for chartered membership. Universities from around country are able to offer these courses - check out the information packs below for more details.

If you would like more information on any of the qualifications listed please contact the CIH education team on 024 7685 1739 or e-mail us at accreditation@cih.org.
 

Senior executive programme

CIH is proud to launch the new senior executive programme: Strategic leadership in a commercial environment. This programme distils out the latest leadership thinking, gives plenty of practical examples of application and has been designed specifically for the housing industry.
 

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