Membership fees are dependent on the grade of membership you're applying for and whether you are based in the UK or overseas.

You can see our international fees here.

Membership grade

United Kingdom

Republic of Ireland

Standard membership CIHM

£262 per year

£104 per year

Certified practitioner CertCIH

£262 per year

£104 per year

Chartered membership CIHCM

£394 per year

£159 per year

Fellowship FCIH

£394 per year

£159 per year

Ways to pay for your membership
Paying by Direct Debit

Spread the cost of your membership over 12 months.

Direct Debits can be set up online via your MyCIH account or over the phone. Speak to the membership team today on 024 7685 1700 or email to set up a Direct Debit.

Pay online through MyCIH

Manage your membership and subscription fees through our online portal; MyCIH. Here you can make payments, request invoices, update your preferences and more.

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Pay over the phone

We can take payment over the phone at a time that's convenient for you with one our dedicated membership team.

Is your employer paying for your membership?

If you're employer is paying you can request an invoice online, over the phone or via email. All we need is a PO number from you.

When does the subscription year start and end?

The majority of our CIH members will have a membership start date of 1 January and an end date of 31 December. To better satisfy our customer's needs, we have now moved to a rolling membership. For new or returning members, your membership will run for one year from the date you join/re-join.

Can I reclaim tax on my membership subscription?

CIH is an HMRC approved professional body which means that if you are a UK taxpayer and you pay your own membership fees, you may be entitled to claim tax relief on your subscription. By claiming tax relief, you are able to reduce the cost of your membership. Contact the membership team today on 024 7685 1700 or email

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Concessionary rates

We offer different concessionary rates for members who provide support or have exceptional circumstances. These classes do not affect your membership grade but will reduce the cost of your subscription.

To apply for a concessionary rate you just need to select the relevant class on our online application form, a member of the team will be in touch if evidence is required.

Are you under 30?

If you are a housing professional under 30, you can become a CIH member at a rate of just £78 per annum. Ensure you upload your proof of age during your membership application.

A HR professional?
We are committed to helping organisations in the sector develop employees, maintain professional standards and support organisations in the business needs of both today and the future. We have created an opportunity to support HR and learning professionals who play an important role in the development of skills in the housing industry.

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Are you a tenant?
Are you a tenant representatives/tenant board member who is actively involved with their local housing organisation? You may be eligible for this concessionary class of membership. Your membership grade stays the same and you pay the concessionary rate of £78. This concessionary fee only applies to people who are not in paid employment.

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Are you retired?

If you are retired or no longer in paid employment in any sector, you will be eligible for this concessionary class of membership. Your membership grade stays the same and you pay the concessionary rate of £78.

On a career break?

If you are working limited hours or not in paid employment, you may be eligible for this class of membership. Your membership grade stays the same and you pay the concessionary rate of £78.

Are you a learner?

If you’re not a CIH member and currently studying a CIH qualification with the Housing Academy or one of our approved study centres, you may qualify for our learner concessionary rate at £78 per annum. This may also be available if you're studying on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme. 

The concessionary rate will be available for one year while you study at Level 2, 3 or 4, or for two years while studying at Level 5 and above. Membership is not required to complete a CIH qualification, however, it does give you full access to all our fantastic member benefits.

Please note, each learner is only able to access the learner concessionary rate once.

To apply for this concessionary rate, please sign up for membership via MyCIH and select the learner concessionary rate. We will then check your learner status with your approved/validated centre.

Membership help centre

Whether you're already a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing or are thinking of joining, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

If you can't find what you are looking for and would like to talk to a member of our team, you can contact us via email at or call 024 7685 1700.

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Membership grades
Demonstrate your commitment to professionalism and the industry, find the right membership for you.
Membership benefits
By being a member of the UK’s biggest housing professional network, you gain exclusive access to many member benefits.
Membership framework
We have a responsibility to maintain professional standards in the housing industry and to ensure housing professionals are equipped to make effective decisions in challenging situations. The purpose of this policy is to set out CIH’s requirements for all grades of membership and outline the terms and conditions entered into as a CIH member.