The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (CGI)

The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland is a professional body that certifies company secretaries / Governance professionals through examination and post qualifications programmes. With 130 years’ experience, the Institute works with regulators and policy makers to champion world class standards of governance.

The Institute train, qualify and support those working in governance at all levels. Whether you are getting to grips with new governance responsibilities or are looking for a career that will set you on the fast track to working with the board, we are here to help.

Its unique portfolio of internationally recognized qualifications develop the skills and understanding of those working in governance across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

As an awarding body, we accredit specialist qualifications developed and delivered by partners, and our market-leading training courses give practical support to those in governance roles.

Its trusted qualifications and training will build your knowledge, skills and confidence in governance.

Qualifying with the Institute also enables you to join our professional body as a chartered member, providing recognition of your achievements via post nominals, access to a professional network and opportunities for ongoing support and development across your career.

As a lifelong learning partner, the Institute helps governance professionals to achieve their professional goals, providing recognition, community and the voice of its membership.

Membership of the Institute enables governance professionals to:

  • Achieve recognition
  • Advance their careers
  • Commit to their continuing professional development
  • Uphold a code of conduct and ethics
  • Be at the forefront of the governance industry

CGI qualifications are recognised worldwide for their depth and status. Successful students typically become Chartered or Affiliated members of the Institute, with all the benefits these memberships entail.

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