Membership of The Chartered Governance Institute will:
in your career when you gain its internationally recognised and portable qualification – the gold standard in governance.
with real-time exchange of knowledge and practices of governance on a global scale – be part of a large network of experts that transcends geographic borders
to a global governance organisation that can advocate at international levels - to influence governance standards and trends into the future
with its global presence and network of local Institutes - through continuing professional development, thought leadership and networking
Who can be a member?
Membership is open to people from a wide range of backgrounds because governance itself is wide in scope.
Our members come from a diverse range of backgrounds including practicing in the legal or accounting profession or as risk management or compliance professionals. Members come from backgrounds as non-executive directors, auditors or academics to name but a few.
Membership attracts people from listed and non-listed companies in the private sector, from the public and government sectors and the not-for-profit and charity sectors.
Becoming a member is generally through completion of the Institute’s International Qualifying Programme. But there are many other pathways to becoming a member depending on your prior study, work experience and existing professional memberships.
A wide range of prior degrees could entitle you to some reduction in study requirements. A university degree, or equivalent, in areas that could include law, accounting, finance, commerce, economics, risk management, corporate governance, actuarial studies, an MBA or Executive-MBA and more are relevant.
A background in broad company secretarial or governance professional responsibilities or experience in areas such as risk management, accounting, auditing, change-management and more could also entitle you to some reduction in study.
Find out more on how to qualify as an Affiliated Member, Associate or Fellow.
You can qualify as an Affiliated Member without any requirement to study if you hold a recognised professional or pre-professional qualification (or have completed any other recognised professional development) and have at least 2-years of relevant work experience.
If the above does not apply to you then you can be admitted by successfully completing Applied Corporate Governance from the International Qualifying Programme and:
- You hold a recognised professional or pre-professional qualification but have less than 1-year relevant work experience, or
- You hold a recognised tertiary qualification in an unrelated discipline and have between 1 to 2 years of relevant work experience, or
- You do not hold any tertiary or Council approved qualification but have more than 2-years relevant work experience.
You can qualify as an Associate, and be Chartered, if you have between three and five years recognised experience and you complete the requirements of the International Qualifying Programme of between four and six subjects, depending on prior qualifications.
If you have more than five years’ experience, and are a member of a recognised professional body, you can qualify through the Fast Track programme and need to complete only two subjects in the International Qualifying Programme.
You can qualify as a Fellow, and be Chartered, if you have more than five years recognised experience and you complete the requirements of the International Qualifying Programme of between four and six subjects, depending on prior qualifications.
If you have more than eight years’ experience, and are a member of a recognised professional body, you can qualify through the Fast Track programme and need to complete only two subjects in the International Qualifying Programme.
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You can find out about timetables, enrolment fees, study options, assessment and support available.
There may be some differences in delivery methods in each of our nine local Institutes but they all have the same high standard that we are known for.
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