Professional Development

The IR Society's professional development programme comprises a suite of courses and qualifications for IR professionals at every stage of their career. Our courses will ensure that you have the tools, techniques and knowledge to perform your role as effectively as possible and our qualifications provide globally-recognised endorsements of your skills, competencies and capabilities.

Discounts for multiple bookings
We offer a 10% discount on course fees when booking two professional development courses, and 20% when you book three or more.

Upcoming courses

Certificate in Investor Relations

The Certificate in IR (CIR®) qualification has become a benchmark in the industry, widely recognised in the UK and in other international markets. It is a comprehensive, stretching test of your competency in IR, providing the tools to help you develop your career in the profession. In June 2023 our study guides were reviewed and updated. Both guides have undergone a comprehensive review to reflect recent changes in the capital markets as well as the increasing regulation and reporting requirements around ESG and sustainability issues.


Diploma in IR

The Diploma in Investor Relations (DipIR®) is the IR Society’s senior level qualification. Developed by expert IR practitioners and educational organisations, the Diploma examines candidates on their understanding and practical application of the skills, tools and expertise needed to become leaders in our profession. The DipIR is open to IROs and IR Advisers


DELIVER Programme

The DELIVER programme (Developing future leaders through investor relations) is aimed at high potential IROs who are seeking the next step up in their career.