Certified Housing Professional 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. 

Certified Housing Professional accreditation provides the mechanism for identifying highly skilled and ethical housing professionals.  Certified Housing Professional accreditation will become the industry benchmark for competency and professionalism in housing. Accreditation 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 industry membership and continuing professional development.

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

Members may enter the accreditation program at any level, as long as they meet all criteria for that level.







Moving Between Levels

  • A member may request a review of their level if they believe they meet the criteria for a higher level to which the were initially accredited.
  • If after becoming accredited, a member is unable to meet the ongoing CPD requirement for the level they are were initially accredited they may be moved to a lower level in order to retain their accreditation.

How to Become a Certified Housing Professional

You must be a current AHI member to apply to be accredited as a Certified Housing Professional.

Please follow these simple steps to apply:

1. Login to AHI website:

  • Use Member Login button top right
  • Username is your email address
  • If you do not know your password, use the ‘request new password’ link

2. Update your CPD diary with all recent CPD activites:

3. Create your Certified Housing Professional application:

  • Navigate to: My Portal > My Content > CPD Diary>Additional Profile Information>Create CHP Accreditation
  • Follow online instructions to record industry experience and highest industry related qualification


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