Our Professional Certification Program:

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Professional certification is awarded to ahi members who have demonstrated a commitment to their profession and continual professional development.

Housing professionals know that the field is diverse, complex and constantly moving — working hard to keep up, and keep ahead. This dedication to continued development and professionalism deserves recognition by employers, and the broader community.

ahi professional certification provides a clear and tangible signal to employers,  government bodies and industry professionals that you have shown a commitment to your self-development, career and to the wider housing sector.

Certified Professionals (PAHIc) and Certified Senior Professionals (SPAHIc) are experienced, knowledgeable, and committed to elevating the profession through industry membership and continuing professional development.

Benefits of Professional Certification

Certification ensures you are continuing to build the knowledge and skills you need to excel in your role, providing increased value to your organisation and your clients. CPD points are logged once a year and can be earned through .

It provides a competitive edge for employment and advancement opportunities in the housing sector, enabling you to evaluate your learning and recognise its real value, plan and achieve your development and career goals and be recognised within our growing ahi  community as a Certified Professional or Certified Senior Professional.

As part of your ahi certification you’ll be eligible to use the PAHIc or SPAHIc post-nominals on your professional signature, plus approved usage of the ahi’s Professional Certification logo and receive a professional certification certificate.

Levels of Professional Certification

Level Eligibility Benefits
Certified Professional (PAHIc)
  • Professional membership
  • 2+ Years industry experience
  • 60 current CPD points
  • Eligibility to use PAHIc post-nominals
  • Named listing on ahi community platform
  • Certified Professional certificate
  • Use of Certified Professional logo
  • Certified Senior Professional (SPAHIc)
  • 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
  • Certified Fellow listing on ahi community platform
  • Certified Senior Professional certificate
  • Use of Certified Professional logo
  • Certified Professional (PAHIc)
    Eligibility

  • Professional membership
  • 2+ Years industry experience
  • 60 current CPD points


  • Benefits

  • Eligibility to use PAHIc post-nominals
  • Named listing on ahi community platform
  • Certified Professional certificate
  • Use of Certified Professional logo
  • Certified Senior Professional (SPAHIc)
    Eligibility

  • Professional membership
  • 2+ Years industry experience
  • 60 current CPD points


  • Benefits

  • Eligibility to use PAHIc post-nominals
  • Named listing on ahi community platform
  • Certified Professional certificate
  • Use of Certified Professional logo
  • Are you an ahi member wanting to log your CPD points? Simply download and fill out the form, then email it to our team. Don't like forms, or need help logging your points? We're always happy to help.

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