Application Process

This program is intended for experienced investor relations professionals, individuals working closely with investor relations professionals, and individuals who have corporate experience in a related field and are interested in gaining a solid understanding of the investor relations role.


To participate in the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program you must have following:

  • Have at least three (3) years investor relations experience*, OR
  • Have four (4) years of related corporate experience and have participated in CIRI’s Essentials of Investor Relations program within the past five years, OR 
  • Have four (4) years of combined experience in investor relations and a related field and have participated in CIRI’s Essentials of Investor Relations program within the past five years; AND
  • Submit two professional reference letters, one of which is from your current employer.

*Where 50% or more of your time was spend on investor relations  

For more information and to register for the Essentials of Investor Relations, click here.  

How to Apply

Application details for the next Program will be available soon. For more information, please contact Kaitlin Davis.

IR is Becoming More Strategic

The role of investor relations has evolved significantly becoming more strategic and not just tactical. It is important for CIRI to offer professional development opportunities that enable IROs to excel in this changing environment by having strong knowledge across the array of areas requiring expertise. ”

John Wheeler
Certification Curriculum Committee member and former Vice President, Investor Relations of TELUS Corporation

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