Affiliated membership

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Affiliated membership is our non-chartered level which recognises your professional achievement, value, capability and experience.

Affiliated membership is denoted by the use of the post-nominals CG (Affiliated) and acknowledges your commitment to our code of professional ethics and conduct and to keeping your skills up-to-date with continuing professional development.

Please see the five routes into affiliated membership below:


CGQP Module: Corporate Governance

Professional qualification (see list below*)

Relevant degree

Other degree

Minimum years of relevant work experience

Route 1

Not required  


Not required

Not required

2 years

Route 2



Not required

Not required

1 year

Route 3


Not required

Not required


1 year

Route 4


Not required Not required

Not required

2 years

Route 5

Not required

Not required Required

Not required

2 years

If you do not hold any qualifications, you can enrol at any time of the year onto the CGIUKI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance online by clicking here.

How to apply


  1. Download and complete an application form
  2. Send your completed form to with the subject header line 'Affiliated Membership Application – Your Name’
    a. Attach a copy of your up to date CV and Job Description (for your current role only), plus any qualification certificates
  3. We will contact via email to confirm your eligibility
  4. If eligible, you will be sent a link to pay for your membership
  5. Receive a copy of your certificate and acceptance letter
  6. Start to your use your post-nominals CG (Affiliated)

*CGIUKI recognises the below professional qualifications:

Please note the following is not an exhaustive list, however if you are a qualified member of any of the below recognised associations you may be eligible for Route 1 or 2:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Certified Public Accountants Association (CPAA)
  • CFA Institute
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
  • Chartered Banker Institute (CBI)
  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) (FRM Certification)
  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
  • Institute of Bankers (IOB)
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • Institute of Directors (IoD)
  • Institute of Risk Management (IRM)
  • Irish Institute of Legal Executives (IILEX)
  • Management Consultancy Association (MCA)
  • The Bar Council
  • The Law Society
  • The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF)

Or if you have successfully passed any of our professional qualifications or an external qualification that is Level 4 or above in a related subject area.

Certificate in International Finance and Administration (and COFA)

Diploma in International Finance and Administration (and DOFA)

Certificate in Corporate Governance

Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance

Certificate in Employee Share Plans

Certificate in Company Secretarial Practice and Share Registration Practice

Certificate in Company Secretarial Law and Practice (Ireland)

Certificate in Charity Law and Governance

Diploma in Charity Management

Certificate in Academy Governance

Advanced Certificate in Health Service Governance

Certificate in Sports Governance

Relevant work experience

Includes, but is not limited to, broad company secretarial and governance professional responsibilities as well as financial or management accounting, financial reporting, compliance, membership of or support of committees, pensions and insurance, share registry, general management, risk assessment/management/mitigation, IPO experience, auditing or change-management.

If you are working as a trustee or a non-executive director, we will consider your experience in full time years. 

We recognise the hard work of volunteers and NEDs and want you to be a part of CGIUKI, as an Affiliated member with the opportunity to progress to become chartered.

Job roles that will typically fit the requirement of the relevant work experience:

  • Non-executive Director/ Trustee (includes part-time trustee work counts towards the one-two year requirement)
  • Clerk
  • Governance administrator
  • Secretarial Assistant
  • Compliance Administrator
  • Financial Services Assistant Administrator

Member benefits

Fees 2023/24   

Fees for Qualifying Programme students
Full rate one year £210 An extra £40 on the annual student renewal fee
Full rate half year £105 £20
Reduced rate one year £130 An extra £25 on the annual student renewal fee
Reduced rate half year £65 £12.50

View all countries that are eligible for a reduced rate. 

Becoming chartered

As a non-chartered member, CG (Affiliated), you can join the pathway to chartership by completing the core programme, the qualifying programme to become a graduate member to enable you to apply for associateship or fellowship – our chartered membership grades.

For more information on progression routes, please click here.

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