The origins of CIH can be traced to 1916. We were granted a Royal Charter in 1984 and our work is governed by the Royal Charter and Byelaws.
There are four grades of CIH membership, through which individual members can progress as they accrue skills, knowledge and experience over the course of their career.
1. standard membership (CIHM) – available to anyone with an interest in housing
2.certified practitioner membership (Cert CIH) – available to anyone who has:
*completed a level 3 or level 4 CIH qualification
3.chartered membership (CIHCM) – available to anyone who has:
*completed a level 5 or above CIH qualification
*completed the experienced professional route to chartered membership
*completed the executive route to chartered membership
*completed an undergraduate or postgraduate university course recognised by CIH as meeting the requirements for chartered membership
4.fellowship (FCIH) – reserved for those who can show that they have experience in a leadership role and have made a significant contribution to the housing sector, assessed through an application submitted to the Fellowship Admissions Panel
CIH会员有四种，标准会员（CIHM）和认证会员（Cert CIH）按英国国家职业资格体系（NVQ）标准进行评定，CIHM对应Level2，Cert CIH对应Level3和Level4。而特许会员（CIHCM）和资深会员（FCIH）则为执业资格，按皇家宪章要求进行评定和管理。FCIH为荣誉称号，仅针对在相关领域做出了卓越贡献的领袖。