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There are many ways to benefit from The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland’s guidance and support for good governance. Whether you need help with getting to grips with new governance responsibilities or want the credentials to secure a board-level career, we have a service for you.


Qualification and professional recognition 

Membership of the Institute puts you among our international community of governance professionals. As a member you enhance your professional standing with the right to use post-nominals and chartered designations as applicable plus the opportunity to participate in local, national and global networks. As a member you are making a commitment to continuing professional development and to upholding our code of professional ethics and conduct. Membership also provides preferential access to our knowledge, services, plus technical support and guidance. 

Become a Chartered member

Chartered status is the gold standard for company secretaries and governance professionals, and it is highly valued and globally recognised. It shows you have the knowledge, skills and experience for a role with significant and wide-ranging governance responsibilities. Chartered membership is open to all individuals who have achieved Graduate status of the Institute (GradCG). Find out more about becoming a chartered member.

Become a Graduate member

Graduate membership recognises the achievement of students who successfully complete The Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme or an accredited Masters degree in corporate governance from one of our partner universities. As soon as graduates can demonstrate the relevant work experience to achieve chartered status, they can progress to Associate membership.

Become an Affiliated member

Affiliated membership recognises the achievement, value and capability of those who have successfully completed one of our short course qualifications, or achieved part qualified status on The Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme that leads to chartered membership. Find out more about Affiliated membership.

Become a Student member

The Institute welcomes everyone studying its qualifications into our community of governance professionals from the outset and provides the knowledge, network and services to enrich learning. Find out more about Student membership.


Become a professional subscriber

Professional subscribers benefit from our knowledge and support for good governance. You will have access to email updates, the guidance and helpline, G+C magazine and discounts on training and events. Apply now and join us today 

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Keep up-to-date with the latest expertise, commentary and jobs in governance by registering with us. Your free account gives you access to newsletters, updates, job alerts, news about The Institute's activities in your area, and free resources and research. Create an account and join us today.

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