Designation Policies

Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) Compliance Policy

The CPIR designation is valid for one year from the date of issuance and is renewed annually through the stated maintenance requirements outlined below. Should you require an extension to complete the renewal/maintenance requirements due to extenuating circumstances, a written request must be forwarded to the Certification Governance Committee for consideration.

If the renewal/maintenance requirements have not been met, and a written request has not been received by the Certification Governance Committee by the end of February, the Certification Governance Committee will be notified of your status and your CPIR designation will be suspended.

Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) Exam Policy

Certification students are eligible to write the CPIR exam once they have completed the Program. Students will have up to four opportunities in two years to write the exam. The fee for each exam seating is $250 plus taxes. The two-year time frame begins upon completion of the Program in May/June. Should four attempts or two years pass without successful completion of the exam, and the student wishes to continue to pursue the CPIR designation, the student must retake the full Program at their own expense.

Students who cancel their exam seating one week or less prior to the examination date, or are a no-show to the exam, are still financially responsible for the examination fee ($250 plus taxes).

Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) Exam Calculator Policy

A basic financial calculator will be permitted during the exam. Please remember to bring a calculator as they will not be available at the exam location. You may not borrow from or share a calculator with another student during the exam.

CPIR for IR Success

The CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program was an essential step in building upon my skills and knowledge in investor relations. The content was relevant and applicable, the dialogue and brainstorming was invaluable and the overall academic experience was extremely rewarding. Learning and collaborating with some of the best IROs in Canada was exciting and a privilege. ”

Alyssa Barry, CPIR
Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc.

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