Maintaining the CPIR

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.

Maintaining the CPIR Designation

In order to maintain your Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) designation, you must maintain your membership in CIRI, agree to comply with CIRI's code of ethics and complete a minimum of 14 continuing education units (CEU) annually. The following are the broad categories of CIRI activities that will only be considered for CEUs.

  1. Continuing Education/Events: Activities include the CIRI Annual Conference; IRO Roundtables; workshops and local Chapter events.

  2. Instruction/Mentorship: Activities include speaking at CIRI National and Chapter events and mentoring through the Chapter mentorship programs.

  3. Articles/Research: Activities include researching and authoring articles for CIRI publications and participating in a CIRI issues/research task force.

  4. Board/Committee Volunteer: Activities include volunteering on a CIRI National or Chapter Board or Committee.

For more information about the number of CEUs attached to each activity and for the CEU log form, click here.

Raising the Bar in IR

The CIRI Ivey Certification Program is an excellent course for experienced IRO's looking for further challenging professional development. The materials cover a wide range of topics that all professional IROs should have experience with and are often not exposed to. I have benefited from interacting with my classmates and have forged relationships that I am already using in my industry today. ”

Jon Bey, CPIR
President & CEO, Steel Rose Communications

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