Chartered membership is the hallmark of your success in housing, it's a demonstration of your housing expertise, your commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards. It shows the recognition that you are a fully qualified, competent and committed housing professional.
Stand out from the crowd, enhance your status with colleagues and employers by showing that you are a trusted housing professional.
This grade is aimed at individuals who have achieved a CIH recognised qualification at Level 5 or above, or completed an experiential route accredited by CIH.
We often see individuals who are senior managers, aspiring leaders and experienced professionals, apply for this grade.
You also become eligible to apply for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) professionally qualified person card.
Become a chartered member CIHCM from £31 a month*.
There are many different ways to pay for your membership fee, including:
*UK membership annual membership fee of £368 spread across 12 months by Direct Debit. Find out more about our fees for Ireland and International members. Please note, the price of chartered membership will change to £394 from 1 January 2024.
As a member you can attend all our events for free**, they cover a variety of topics, ranging from practical housing management, high-level policy discussions to webinars designed to support your professional development.
**Unfortunately due to the specific way these events are hosted, we are unable to include Manchester and live award ceremonies and dinners as part of the offer. Terms and conditions apply
Get direct access to our mentoring programme, bringing together members from across the housing sector.
Becoming a mentor can also count towards your continuing professional development and forms part of the significant contribution to the housing sector required if you wish to become a Fellow.
Our CIH member opinion panel gives you the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas around housing-related issues from all across the UK. Join over 500 other housing professionals influencing CIH’s policy work.
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.
We’ve partnered with The Institute of Leadership and Management (TILM) to offer an exclusive joint membership deal to current CIH members, giving access to a wealth of support to grow your leadership potential within the housing sector.
Be the first to know about all the breaking news for the sector as and when it happens. With regular newsletters to keep you in the loop with everything that is going on in the housing sector.
We will also keep you informed about about upcoming events, training courses and more.
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.
Several undergraduate and postgraduate courses, both full and part-time are recognised by CIH as meeting the requirements for chartered membership. Universities from around the country offer these courses.
If you have any questions about our membership, we’d love to hear from you. You can email us, give us a call or submit an enquiry and we will be happy to help.