CIRI's Investor Relations Certification Program

Recognizing the need for formal education in the field of investor relations, CIRI and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (Rotman) 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:
  • 3 days face-to-face in Toronto in January 2020
  • Online classes spanning January 2020 to September 2020
  • 2 days face-to-face in September/October 2020

Becoming Certified

Once you have completed the CIRI 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).

More information on the next Program will be available this summer.

Want to learn more? Click here to listen to a recent information session on the Program.

For more information, please contact Kaitlin Davis.

Program Information

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

Raising the Bar for IR

With the investor relations industry facing rapid transformations, ongoing learning and development is more crucial than ever before. Rotman recognizes that investor relations professionals play a key role in ensuring the fairness and efficiency of capital markets and is delighted to support their commitment to professional excellence ”

Stephanie Hodnett
Executive Director of Rotman Executive Programs

Have Questions?

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Do you have questions about the CIRI Investor Relations Certification Program or certification exam? If so, contact Kaitlin Davis.

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