ICSA Ireland

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Whether you're studying our professional qualification, the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme, or one of our specialist certificates, we support our students with both academic and technical guidance.


As a student member you can:

  • view support webinars on key study areas
  • download past papers and marking schema to help you prepare for your exams
  • access member-only technical guidance and resources in our knowledge centre
  • join our student LinkedIn group to discuss study tips with peers
  • enjoy exclusive discounts on a range of everyday products and services with ICSA Extra
  • network and learn best practise at one of our events.


What is a chartered secretary?

Chartered Secretaries are high-ranking professionals with a diverse set of skills unique among many professions. Trained in corporate law, finance, governance and corporate secretarial practice, Chartered Secretaries are the focal point for independent advice about the conduct of business, governance and compliance. They can also offer legal and accounting advice and manage the development of strategy and corporate planning. For further information in connection to the role of a Chartered Secretary please visit the Chartered Governance Institute Website.

I am interested in a career as a chartered secretary in Ireland, what are my options?

  1. You can study the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme and sit the exams in one of two sessions a year. The Qualifying Progamme is one of the most broad-based qualifying schemes available, equipping you for a variety of different career paths. Valued in Ireland and worldwide by employers, this highly marketable qualification comprises three levels: the Foundation stage (if you do not have a qualifying degree) and all seven modules in Parts 1 and 2. Depending on your existing qualifications, you may be exempt from some of these subjects. 
  2. You can complete the MSc Management and Corporate Governance course run by the University of Ulster. The course is run part-time in Dublin (at the Marino Institute) or full-time in Jordanstown (at the University of Ulster). Successful completion of the course results in graduate Chartered Governance membership as well as a qualification in Management and Corporate Governance.

Who do I contact if I need assistance with registering for a course or exam, or to discuss my exemptions?

Get in touch with the friendly student support team in London:

The Chartered Governance Institute, Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

Phone: (+44) 020 7580 4741

Email: enquiries@icsa.org.uk 

Where can I access forms, course information and exam details?

Simply log in to MyCG where you'll find all of the details relating to your course and lots of helpful links.

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