CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program

Recognizing the need for formal education in the field of investor relations, CIRI and the Richard Ivey School of Business (Ivey) have developed a program that covers all relevant areas of this multi-disciplinary role including capital markets, corporate governance, securities law, finance and communications.

This rigorous program is intended to equip IR professionals with lasting knowledge and insights to enhance their future career advancement. Upon passing the final exam, attendees achieve the Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) designation.

This program supports CIRI's mandate of contributing to the transparency and integrity of the Canadian capital market by advancing the practice of investor relations, the professional competency of its members, and the stature of the profession.

The 10-month program will be delivered through four modules.

Module 1:

  • 1 day supplemental accounting and finance basics workshop (optional)
  • 3 days face-to-face in Toronto in September

Module 2 & 3:

  • 12 online classes spanning October to May

Module 4:

  • 2 days face-to-face at CIRI's Annual Conference (see annual conference section of the website for more details)

The cost to complete the program is $8,950 for CIRI members and $9,450 for non-members. 

Becoming Certified

Once you have completed the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program, you can write the certification examination for a nominal fee to become a Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR).

If you are interested in participating in the next program you can register here.

For more information, please contact Yvette Lokker.

Fall 2013 Dates

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The 2013 program will begin September 23 - 25, 2013 with 3-days in-class at Ivey’s ING DIRECT Leadership Centre in Toronto. Click here for more details.

Certification Program Brochure

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To download the CIRI/Ivey IR Certification Program Brochure, click here.

Raising the Bar for IR

With the introduction of this program, CIRI is raising the bar for the practice of investor relations and creating greater awareness of the important role it plays in the capital markets. ”

David Carey
Chair, CIRI Board of Directors and Senior Vice President, Capital Markets of ARC Resources Ltd.

Have Questions?

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Do you have questions about the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program or certification exam? If so, contact Yvette Lokker.

  • Thank You To CIRI's 2010 National Strategic Partners