The CIH professional standards build on seven characteristics to enable you to think about your professional development needs and how you can contribute to the professionalism of your organisation and the wider sector.

Complete our self-assessment to see how you compare and get a personalised report on your own professional profile.

The professional standards

The importance & benefits
The professional standards bring a wealth of benefits to you as an individual but also to your organisation. They set the benchmark for housing professionals and for organisations in the sector.
Using the standards
CIH professional standards can be flexed to fit in with your own organisational values – you can use what works for you and you can apply the standards to your own professional development.
Case studies
See why and how different organisations like yours have embedded our professional standards in their organisational values, objectives, competency frameworks and development routes.
Take the self-assessment
Take some time to reflect honestly on your professional journey and think about your development needs by completing the professional standards self-assessment tool.
eLearning modules
Our short eLearning modules are here to support you in addressing gaps in your development, with an exclusive module for each of the standards and an additional introductory module on professionalism.
Continuing professional development
CPD is an ongoing, purposeful and planned learning and development process that helps you further develop as a modern housing professional.