AHI Professional Certification is 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.  This dedication to continuing development and professionalism warrants recognition by our employers, partners, clients and the broader community. 

Professional Certification provides a clear and tangible signal to the community, government, industry and employers that Certified Professionals (PAHIc) and Certified Senior Professionals (SPAHIc) are experienced, knowledgeable, and committed to building the profession through industry membership and continuing professional development.

Benefits to becoming a Certified 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 competitive edge for employment and advancement opportunities in the housing sector

  • Eligibility to use the PAHIc or SPAHIc post-nominals

  • Named listing on AHI website (Certified Professionals)

  • Profile listing on AHI website (Certified Senior Professionals)

  • Professional Certification Certificate

  • Use of Professional Certification logo

Levels of Professional Certification




Certified Professional


Professional membership

2+ Years Industry Experience

60 Current CPD Points

Eligibility to use PAHIc post-nominals

Named Listing on AHI website

Certified Professional Certificate

Use of Certified Professional Badge

Certified Senior Professional


Senior Professional membership

8+ Years Industry Experience

100 Current CPD Points

Industry Related Tertiary Level Qualification or completion of the AHI Executive Program

Board approval

Eligibility to use SPAHIc post-nominals

Named listing and bio on AHI Website

Certified Senior Professional  Certificate

Use of Certified Senior Professional Badge

How to Become a Certified Professional

You must be a current professional or senior professional member to apply for professional certification.

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 Professional Certification 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

Meet Certified Professionals