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Working in housing is more than a job. It is both challenging and rewarding, and demands a high standard of professionalism from housing staff that deserves support and recognition.

The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. CIH membership is a positive commitment to being the best you can be. Whatever stage you are at in your career CIH membership will help you excel in the workplace and develop professional skills.

Information and advice

Members get the latest thinking on good practice and housing policy and a whole range of exclusive services which help you to be a great housing professional.

  • Useful ‘What you need to know’ guides
  • Practical tips in the ‘How do I’ briefings
  • Regular member only webinars on hot housing issues
  • CIH Bookshop – free and discounted books on housing
  • Housing Ireland Journal – posted directly to you each issue
  • News & Views – weekly email delivering the latest housing news direct to your inbox

Progressing your career

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) online tool
  • CIZone interactive career planning tool
  • Training and Education - see our list of available courses and events
  • Routes to Chartered Membership

For chartered members

  • Practice online – detailed advice and guidance supported by examples across a variety of housing topics
  • Access to CIH mentoring scheme
  • Participate in policy panel
For full details on membership fees, see Republic of Ireland Fee Schedule. We have kept the price consistent with previous years’ membership rates, all this while increasing our offer to you.  Fees are proportionate to when you join. Membership fees are chargeable from January to December each year. The fee you pay is dependent on the grade of membership you are applying for (either CIH member or CIH Chartered member). Flexible payment options are available.

Free and discounted events

You can make your money go further with free events and member exclusive discounts on:

  • Training courses
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Conferences
If you require further information or have any queries please contact or on 01 6564160.








Housing Ireland

Winter 2017 (issue 11), sponsored by the Housing Agency, is now available to view online or download.

Find out more about Housing Ireland, the journal for Irish housing professionals.

Read about the advertising and sponsorship opportunities.


Courses in Ireland

The CIH Level 4 Certificate for the Housing Profession (UK QCF) is aimed at housing professionals aspiring to or working at management level.

To register your interest or reserve a place for the next delivery please contact Cathy Etchingham on 01 656 4160 or at


Chartered membership

Chartered membership is CIH’s most senior grade of membership and is a demonstration of your expertise, commitment and ethical standards. Find your path to chartered membership using one of our three new routes.