Chartered membership is the hallmark of your success in housing. It is a demonstration of your housing expertise, your commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards. It is the recognition that you are a fully qualified, competent and committed housing professional.
This grade of membership is for those with a CIH recognized qualification at Level 5 or above, or who have completed a path accredited by CIH.
To upgrade your current membership, please contact the membership team to discuss your opportunities.
Rhiannon Davies CIHCM | Housing Policy and Performance Officer, North Kesteven District Council
Completing the Level 5 Diploma has significantly developed my strategic knowledge and skills. It is also reinforcing the principles of ethical professional practice, which are extremely important within our sector. Achieving and holding Chartered Member status demonstrates my commitment to the housing profession, both within my own organisation and in the wider local government and housing sectors and gives me the tools I need to continue my development as a housing professional.
Clive Greenwood CIHCM | Income Management Team Leader, Unity Housing Association Ltd
Through free member events I have been able to facilitate improvements in my organisation in areas from tackling domestic abuse to improving tenant engagement. Alongside these I have seen a colleague attend a career development event and come back so re-invigorated she immediately took a number of steps which successfully propelled her to a new role in her career. It is member events such as these which I believe are at the heart of the value CIH membership offers.
Kerry Clayton MSc CIHCM | Housing Officer, Elderpark Housing Association
I find being part of a large network of housing professionals really beneficial, in that I am able to draw on the knowledge of others throughout the sector to help me perform better within my role and promote best practice within my organisation. Having access to excellent resources allows me to work to a consistently high standard and ensure continuous professional development.
Membership equates to industry-recognized standards in knowledge, skills, and behavior for you as a housing professional. Use the designation CIHCM after your name to enhance your status with colleagues and employers. You also get a CIHCM logo for personal use such as on personal business cards.
Get direct access to our mentoring scheme, bringing together members from across the housing sector. Becoming a mentor can also count towards your continuing professional development and form part of the "significant contribution to the housing sector" required if you wish to become a Fellow.
Our career section provides you with easy access to a wealth of career development tools and resources, which is tailored to you. We are committed to continually adding valuable resources that will help you adapt and respond to our continuously changing world.
We dedicate ourselves to support you in your continuous professional development (CPD). Being able to track, record and monitor your CPD is crucial as you progress through the membership grades, but also as evidence of your personal professional development to your employer.
This is your go-to resource as a member of all things policy and practice. It is broken down by specialist areas and is led by members and their organisations but supported by us. This service gets to the heart of how the sector is responding and operating on the frontline, across the topics that matter most.
Webinars are free for members and provide invaluable, sector-led content across the key topics affecting housing professionals and the communities we serve. With expert guest speakers and latest input from our in-house policy team, you can listen, learn and engage in real-time or even catch up afterwards without having to move an inch.
Keeping your finger on the pulse is a fundamental part of professionalism. We help you to do just that with our series of ‘how-to’ reports and ‘what you need to know’ policy briefings. These resources come as a direct response to new legislation, consultations or major events to ensure that you are at the forefront as a housing professional.
Our network of local volunteers across the UK, work relentlessly to help us deliver a full programme of local member events. From Think Tanks to virtual roundtables to student events, everything is local to you, providing a truly national voice for members.
We provide unrivalled opportunities to come together as one voice for housing. You get an exclusive member discount at any of our national conferences and events. You also get the opportunity to network with other members from other parts of the country, share sector best practice, learning and build relationships that span your whole housing career.
You get access to sector breaking news as and when it happens.
Our fortnightly member newsletter ensures that you are kept in the up to date with CIH what is going on in the sector. You also get the latest information on upcoming events, your benefits, member-only blogs and reports.
Your CIH membership will unlock full access to Inside Housing so you can keep up to date with the latest housing news. You’ll receive a digital copy of Week in Housing, the weekly round-up and analysis of the week’s biggest stories, and a monthly bumper physical edition of Inside Housing, delving deep into key themes, with new levels of detailed analysis and in-depth research, packed full of knowledge and insight.
You can also make use of IH Live, a new mix of video and audio content designed to bring you the latest thinking, innovative ideas and guidance and regular IH newsletters straight to your inbox.
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