Certificate in IR

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.

About the CIR?

The Certificate in Investor Relations (CIR®) & International Certificate in IR (ICIR) are internationally recognised qualifications for the investor relations profession. 

The qualification allows successful candidates to demonstrate their knowledge of the financial and market environment, the regulatory and reporting requirements for listed companies and their sound understanding of the principles of investor relations, which will enable them to operate competently and safely.

The CIR® is a valuable benchmark for those already in the profession and an essential prerequisite for those seeking to work in investor relations. With more than 1,900 successful candidates from more than 26 countries, the CIR® is firmly established as the leading IR qualification worldwide.

Obtaining the Certificate in IR:

  • Provides international recognition as a qualified IR practitioner
  • Demonstrates competence and growing expertise
  • Enhances career development

Who should sit the CIR®?

It is suitable for anyone working in investor relations or related professions, or considering a move into investor relations, either in the UK or overseas.

The CIR® is a self-study qualification based on the IR Society’s comprehensive CIR® study guide. It is assessed by an examination comprising 60 multiple-choice questions, based on the topics set out in the syllabus.

The International Certificate in IR (ICIR)

We offer an international syllabus of the CIR which captures the essential elements common to international markets. We recommend the CIR for those who either work for, or advise, companies with a UK listing.  We recommend the ICIR for all others.  

The Certificate currently runs in the UK, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Latin America, KSA, Malaysia, the Middle East (CIRO), Netherlands, Romania, Singapore, Spain and Sri Lanka.

Upcoming Exam and Revision Course Dates

Click here for a full list of revision course dates.

Study Guide (version XX)

CIR/ICIR exams are still being held online, alternatively you can attend our offices to sit your exam.  Please contact Tara Mitchell to book your exam, either online or in person.  

2022 Revision Course Dates

22 June

21 July

21 September

24 November

Want more information about the CIR®/ICIR?

If you have any questions that are not answered by our FAQs in the CIR brochure or if you are interested in working with the IR Society to deliver the CIR/ICIR internationally to multiple candidates please contact:

Tara Mitchell
Professional Development Executive

Download CIR Brochure 2022

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