Chartered membership of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland demonstrates a capability in governance and compliance that draws together many disciplines, such as strategy, finance, law, regulation and risk, and a practical understanding of the dynamics of board and organisation, achieved through the successful completion of the qualifying programme and evidenced by experience in the governance sector. Chartership illustrates that you are qualified to work in governance and that you have the relevant work experience to put your understanding into practice.
There are two levels of Chartered membership: Associate, denoted by the post-nominals ACG, and Fellow, which uses the post-nominals FCG. The post nominal letters signify active membership of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, represented as CG (Chartered Governance). What distinguishes the grades is experience and seniority.
To become an Associate you must have successfully achieved the qualifying programme and be in the grade of Graduate (GradCG). You will also need six years’ relevant experience, which can be reduced to three years for any Graduate member with a degree or membership of another professional body. To become a Fellow requires eight years’ work experience, three of which must be in a senior role, in addition to the successful achievement of the Qualifying Programme.
Chartered members can use the designations of Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional to illustrate their skills, experience and professional standing.
Chartered membership enhances your professional standing by providing global recognition of your skills and capabilities. You also benefit from:
|Member type||Fee (UK and overseas)||Reduced Rate Countries|
|Affiliated - Full Year||£195||£120|
|Affiliated - Part Qualified||£37||£22|
|Minimum Age 66 (other criteria applies)||£160||£100|
|Upgrade fees||Fee (UK and overseas)||Digital membership (Reduced rate countries)|
|Grad to ACG||£160||£100|
|ACG to FCG||£295||£175|
|Practicing certificates (+VAT)||£155|
As a Chartered or Affiliated member, you belong to an international governance community and if you take the opportunity to live and work in another country, your membership is transferable across any of the nine divisions.
The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland also has an agreement with The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, under which members of The ICSI can liaise and study with any of our nine divisions, and enjoy the same transfer rights as our members.
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