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

Experienced professional route

Experienced professional route to chartered membership is aimed at experienced housing professionals who want to demonstrate they have the knowledge required to lead people and manage change. The programme recognises professional capability and previous qualifications and is a commitment to maintaining up-to-date knowledge of housing issues.

Contact a member of the team on 024 7685 1789 for the course closing date.

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What does the programme cover?

The programme requires candidates to reflect upon their professional capability and learning approaches to demonstrate their knowledge of contemporary housing issues, and appropriate skills and behaviours for housing work.

The programme covers the following themes:
• contemporary housing issues
• knowledge, skills and behaviours
• reflective practice
• professionalism
• ethical behaviour
• professional development

Click here to access the course guidance and application document>> This document details how long the course will take, the eligibility criteria and assessment. Ensure that you have read the course guidance and eligibility criteria before you apply.


A registration fee of £1,000 for UK based candidates applies. Candidates outside the UK will be advised separately of the fee. Contact a member of the team on 024 7685 1789 or email if you would like more information about the application process.


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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