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

Executive route

The Executive route to chartered membership is aimed at housing practitioners operating at director or senior management level. It requires applicants to demonstrate and present a case on how their professional experience and practice shows that they meet the requirements of chartered membership.


To apply for this route, you need to be a current chief executive, director or professional partner working in housing or the built environment. Please download the application form for the full list of requirements.

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Executive route


  • no course attendance required – a reflective assessment process that is relevant to your role and organisation
  • peer review group dates available throughout the year
  • successful completion leads to CIH chartered membership and the use of the letters CIHCM after your name to show that you are a fully qualified housing professional


The cost of this programme is £1,500.

How to apply

Download and complete the application form>> include a statement with examples outlining your experience and practice at a strategic level in your organisation and how they influence policy and practice agendas locally, regionally and nationally against the criteria for chartered membership. Send your completed application form and statement to