IR Society Members and event attendees are eligible to earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, provided they are able to reflect on the knowledge and skills required for doing their role; consider their responsibilities and the expectations placed upon them and when appropriate attend programs to keep up themselves abreast and aware.
In order to keep up to date with regulation and best practice developments all IR practitioners must undertake CPD accreditation. The Society’s professional development and events programs assist you to accomplish these objectives.
IR Practitioners would find it useful to quote CPD points gained on IR Society courses/events.
The Fellowship programs recognizes the expertise gained by seniors and hence the program is structured to be stimulating to members who have acquired a degree of experience as well as enhancing the standing of the Society as a body which promotes and rewards professionalism in IR.
Since many seniors do not find time to enter full time studies, the criteria for the award of FIRS will be based on two elements. These are an assessed view of past experience and the requirement to show an original contribution to the subject of investor relations.
The aim is that the qualification will enhance member’s personal development in a practical way and give a degree of status to senior IR professionals whilst adding to the standing of the Society and the profession.
The award of a Fellowship will be a two stage process. Each applicant will have to be able to complete stage 1 before moving on to stage 2.
Experience, education and contribution to investor relations.
A minimum of 5 years working in investor relations would be expected before application for fellowship.
Education is defined by a combination of professional and academic qualifications, plus specific IR training. Applicants would be expected to have completed their CPD either on IR Society or related courses.
Contribution to IR is defined by activity within and outside the Society in the investor relations sphere including speaking on courses or seminars and authorship of articles.
This will require a piece of original writing on a topic which interests the individual. The subject will be agreed with the Examination Board and the work will be supervised and supported by the board. The resulting monographs may be published and would be placed on the Society’s Knowledge Bank and also published in Buy Side & Sell Side digital magazine.
The Fellowship project would be under guidance of Sivaram Mallela, who was earlier associated with Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (ICFAI), India in the capacity of a Governing Board member for over a decade.
Members wishing to apply for Fellowship in Investor Relations (FIRS) will be required to show that they have completed their CPD requirements
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