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.

You can download our full course programme brochure here.

Upcoming courses

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.


Diploma in IR

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 DIPLOMA HAVE NOW CLOSED. WE ARE TAKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE 2020 DIPLOMA. Please email for an Information Pack. 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.


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.


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