Important information for CIR and ICIR candidates

We released our updated Certificate in Investor Relations (CIR) and International Certificate in Investor Relations (ICIR) study guides at the start of 2020.

The CIR and ICIR study guides are up to date with the latest information and look at topics such as the practical aspects of the IR role and the equity markets, its contribution to the corporate profile and reputation, and the equity markets on which that company is listed. There are a number of key technical sections, covering legal and governance, regulatory, accounting, and reporting obligations.  There is also a section on ESG and on consensus management, which are increasingly a focus for companies and shareholders alike, as well as updates on recent regulation and best practice.

The IR Society offers specific courses on regulation and accounting as well as a specific CIR revision course to help you with your studies.

The exam for the CIR and ICIR lasts one hour and is made up of 60 multiple choice questions, testing you on a range of topics contained in the study guide.

New & existing candidates

All new candidates registering for the CIR or ICIR will be issued with Study Guide Version XX.  If you have previously registered (prior to 2020), are using the old study guide (XIX) and are yet to sit your exam, it is likely you will need to re-enrol.  However, please contact us if you are unsure. 

If you have any questions relating to the CIR or ICIR generally, or the study guides, please contact Tara Mitchell at 

Published 5 December, 2019

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