Certified Housing Professional (CHP) is the accreditation awarded to housing professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to their profession and continuing professional development.

Housing professionals know that the field is diverse, complex and constantly moving.  We work hard to keep up and keep ahead.  That warrants recognition by our employers, partners, clients and the broader community. 

CHP provides the mechanism for identifying highly skilled and ethical housing professionals.  CHP will become the industry benchmark for competency and professionalism in housing. Certification provides a clear and tangible signal to the community, government, industry and employers that Certified Housing Professionals are experienced, knowledgeable, and committed to building the profession through their AHI membership.


Benefits to becoming a Certified Housing Professional

  • Ensures you continually build the knowledge and skills you need to excel in your role, providing increased value to your organisation and your clients 
  • Shows your commitment to your self-development, your career and to the wider housing industry 
  • Enables you to evaluate your learning and recognise its real value
  •  Enables you to plan and achieve your development and career goals
  •  Provides a competitive edge for employment and advancement opportunities in the housing sector

Levels of Professional Recognition

Certified Housing Professional Level 1
  • Financial member
  • 50 current CPD points
  • 1+ years experience related to the social housing sector
  • Financial member
  • 80 current CPD points
  • 2+ years experience related to the social housing sector
  • Nationally recognised vocational qualification in related discipline (e.g. Certificate IV or Diploma level or equivalant)
  • Financial member
  • 100 current CPD points
  • 5+ years experience related to the social housing sector
  • Tertiary qualification in related discipline (e.g. Advanced Diploma, Degree or higher)

Life Member and Patron

  • Remarkable and unique level of achievement through a career of commitment to social housing
  • Long-term supporter and contributor to the AHI
  • Life Member and Patrons may be appointed by the Board on the recommendation of a Branch Committee or on the Board's own initiative.

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