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

Membership types 

Wherever you are in your career, CIH can support you. Whether you're a student just starting out in housing, a front-line professional looking to move into management, or a chief executive or senior leader wanting to demonstrate your commitment to professionalism and the industry, we have a membership type to suit you.

Member »

member grade

Member grade is suitable for those interested in housing who have not yet gained a CIH qualification. Members receive access to all of our standard membership benefits.

Chartered member »

chartered member

Chartered membership is for those with a CIH recognised qualification at Level 5 or above, or members who have completed an experiential route accredited by CIH.

Chartered members receive all of the benefits listed above, plus the recognition that you're a fully qualified, competent and committed housing professional.

Membership for students »

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If you're studying a CIH qualification through the CIH Housing Academy or an approved centre, or a programme validated by CIH through an approved centre, you may be eligible to receive CIH membership at no extra cost for the duration of your course. This gives you access to the majority of CIH membership benefits, which can be of real value during your studies.

To find out if you're eligible for CIH student membership call us on 024 7685 1700.

Certified practitioner »

certified practitioner

Certified practitioner grade recognises members who have achieved CIH Level 3 or Level 4 qualifications or other CIH recognised qualifications at the same level.

Fellow »


Fellowship is reserved for chartered members who can demonstrate that they have made a significant contribution to the sector.

As a Fellow, you will receive all of the benefits listed above, but will also receive recognition for your seniority and the impact you have made in the housing sector.

Membership for employers »

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As an employer, you can support your staff development through CIH membership. Ensure they stay up-to-date with changes in the sector, develop the necessary skills and knowledge, and take ownership of their own personal and professional development.

In addition to all of the benefits individual members receive, organisations who partner with us can benefit from a number of additional services to ensure their staff are making the most of CIH membership.