The Hong Kong Institute of Housing ("the Institute") offers the following classes of membership, namely Fellows, Members, Practitioners, Associates, Affiliates, Registered Students, Honorary Fellows and Retired Members.
No person shall be admitted to any class of membership of the Institute unless he/she satisfies the General Council that he/she is a fit and proper person to be so admitted having regard to all circumstances including his/her general education, the nature of his employment, the responsibility of the office which he holds and his/her character.
As a Fellow of the Institute, the individual has been a Member of the Institute for a continuous period of not less than seven years and he/she has, in the opinion of the General Council, rendered special service to the Institute. A Fellow may use the abbreviated title "F.H.K.I.H." to denote his membership. (Details please refer to the Institute's By-Laws Clause 9)
Members of the Institute may use the following abbreviated titles and no other to denote his/her membership:
Fellow - F.H.K.I.H.
Member - M.H.K.I.H.
Honorary Fellow - Hon. F.H.K.I.H.
Practitioner - P.H.K.I.H.
A Retired Corporate Member may use the following abbreviated titles and no other to denote his/her membership:
Retired Fellow - F.H.K.I.H. (Retired)
Retired Member - M.H.K.I.H. (Retired)