CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program

Recognizing the need for formal education in the field of investor relations, CIRI and the Ivey Business School (Ivey) have developed a program that covers all relevant areas of this multi-disciplinary role including capital markets, corporate governance, securities law, finance and communications.

This rigorous program is intended to equip IR professionals with lasting knowledge and insights to enhance their future career advancement. Upon passing the final exam, attendees achieve the Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) designation.

This program supports CIRI's mandate of contributing to the transparency and integrity of the Canadian capital market by advancing the practice of investor relations, the professional competency of its members, and the stature of the profession.

The 10-month program consists of the following:
  • 1 day supplemental accounting and finance basics workshop (optional)
  • 3 days face-to-face in Toronto in the Winter of 2018
  • 12 online classes spanning January 2018 to September 2018
  • 2 days face-to-face in October 2018

The cost to complete the program is $8,950 for CIRI members and $9,450 for non-members. 

Becoming Certified

Once you have completed the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program, you can write the certification examination for a fee of $250 (plus taxes) to become a Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR).

If you are interested in participating in the next program, beginning in January 2018, you can apply here.

Need more information before applying? Listen to the latest information session, held in April. Click here for more information and to register.

For more information, please contact Yvette Lokker.

2018 Program Dates


The next Program will begin in Toronto in January 2018. Click here for more details.

Click here to read about Paul Carpino, CPIR's experience during the Certification Program. 

Raising the Bar for IR

With the introduction of this program, CIRI is raising the bar for the practice of investor relations and creating greater awareness of the important role it plays in the capital markets. ”

David Carey
Chair, CIRI Board of Directors and Senior Vice President, Capital Markets of ARC Resources Ltd.

Have Questions?


Do you have questions about the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program or certification exam? If so, contact Yvette Lokker.

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