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International Certificate in Investor Relations (ICIR) 2021 - Option of Online Exam or In-Person Exam
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The International Certificate in Investor Relations (ICIR) is an internationally recognised qualification in investor relations (IR). It is regarded as an essential pre-requisite for those entering the IR profession, and a valuable benchmark for those already in the profession.

Objective of ICIR

The qualification allows successful candidates to demonstrate their knowledge of the financial and market environment, the regulatory and reporting requirements for listed companies and their sound understanding of the principles of investor relations, which will enable them to operate competently and safely.

ICIR Programme

The ICIR is based on the new international syllabus provided by the Investor Relations Society of UK (IRS) and administered by the Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore) (IRPAS).

Learning Objectives

  1. Know the main regulations governing the structure, governance and behaviour of listed companies
  2. Know the types of shares and shareholders
  3. Know the role of stock exchanges
  4. Know the regulations governing the conduct of investor relations and in particular the disclosure of information
  5. Know the legal requirements regarding the financial calendar
  6. Be familiar with the fundamentals of accounting, ratios, valuation and investment analysis
  7. Be aware of the requirements upon listed companies of the conduct of investor relations in major overseas markets
  8. Have an awareness of the conduct of investor relations appropriate to a practitioners

On successful completion the candidate will

  1. Be awarded the Certification jointly issued and recognised by both IRPAS and IR Society UK
  2. Be entitled to use of the CIR logo  , subject to compliance with IRS guidelines.

 

Areas of Study

  1. INTRODUCTION TO INVESTOR RELATIONS
    Provides an introduction and overview of the IR function; the key roles of the IRO; its internal and external audiences; what best practice IR looks like; the IR Society Code of Conduct
  2. FINANCIAL MARKETS
    Provides an introduction to global financial markets; the major financial centres; investment styles of equity investors; debt investors and credit rating agencies
  3. CORPORATE ENTITIES AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
    Covers the type, formation and legal operation of a company and its governance.
  4. MARKET CONDUCT
    Covers the principles for the regulatory environment under which listed companies globally operate.
  5. REPORTING
    Looks at the periodic statutory reporting requirements for a listed company and the growing importance of non-financial disclosures.
  6. ACCOUNTING, VALUATION AND INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES
    Introduces key accounting and valuation concepts.
  7. EFFECTIVE IR IN PRACTICE
    Provides commentary and practical tips for real world IR.
  8. CURRENT IR ISSUES
    In this section we have included a summary or policy updates that are relevant to IROs from the most recent editions of the IR Society’s quarterly publication, Informed. This will be updated on an ongoing basis and you will not be examined on the content in this section.

ICIR Examination

We offer 2 options: an in-person examination or an online examination.

1. In-Person Examination

Date: 9th November 2021
*Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm OR 1.00pm - 2.00pm 
Venue: 12 Eu Tong Sen Street #08-169, SOHO 2, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059819

2. Online Examination 

Candidates may select several options of dates and times from the following:

 

*Dates 

*Time (GMT +8)

  • 5 May 2021, Wednesday
  • 10 June 2021, Thursday
  • 6 July 2021, Tuesday
  • 5 August 2021, Thursday
  • 9 September 2021, Thursday
  • 5 October 2021, Tuesday 
  • 2 November 2021, Tuesday 
  • 2 December 2021, Thursday 

11.30am - 12.30pm 

OR 

1.00pm - 2.00pm

*Do note that the final date and time allocated to each candidate will be determined by IRPAS at its absolute discretion.*

  • Upon receipt of payment, the candidate will receive a soft copy of the study guide and access details to attempt the online mock exams (unlimited access) within 2 weeks.
  • Candidates will be notified of their results via email 3-5 weeks from the exam date.

 

Course/Registration Fees

 

 

Exam Fees

IRPAS Members

S$1,500.00

Non-Member

S$2000.00

IRPAS Members Benefits
Sign up for full-year IRPAS membership HERE to enjoy the discount.

For the full course syllbaus and more details, please download the Course Brochure HERE


Important Notes

  • Following registration, if a candidate is subsequently unable to make the allocated examination date they must inform IRPAS in writing one month prior to the commencement of the examination.
  • If one month’s written notice is received by IRPAS, a candidate will be allowed to delay the exam until the next sitting, subject to payment of an administration fee of $150.00 nett. 
  • If less than one month’s written notice is received by IRPAS, a candidate will be allowed to delay the exam until the next sitting, subject to payment of an administration fee of $300.00 nett. 
  • If a candidate fails the exam and decides to retake, an administration fee of $200.00 nett will also be charged for each re-sit, up to a maximum of three times including the first sitting.
  • If a candidate needs to take the exam more than three times they will be required to re-register and receive an updated set of study notes.

Course Fees and Payment Terms

  • ONLINE CREDIT CARD: Click HERE.
  • CHEQUE: Made payable to "Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore) Limited" and mail to

Secretariat, Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore) Limited
12 Eu Tong Sen Street #08-169, SOHO 2, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059819

  • BANK TRANSFER/INTERNET BANKING: Make payment NETT OF ALL RECEIVING & PAYING BANK CHARGES to our bank account as follows:

For Telegraphic Transfer (bank fees payable by sender):
Account Name: Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore) Limited
Account Number: 350-369-129-7
Currency: SGD
Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited
Bank / Branch Code: 7375 / 001 (Main)
Bank Address: 80 Raffles Place, UOB Plaza Singapore 048624
UOB SWIFT Code: UOVBSGSG

Please allow 2 weeks from the time payment is received for processing.


Please register for this event using the online form below.

If you are also registering guest(s), please complete the form for yourself and select "Yes" to register yourself first, and then select "Add Guest" at bottom of the online form.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore) Limited (“IRPAS”) and its employees, partners or agents shall not held liable under any circumstances whatsoever for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or other damages including, but not limited to lost revenues or lost profits arising or in connection with the use of or reliance on the information provided or reached through these training materials and the conduct of the training courses. No advice or information given by the employees, agents, moderators, administrators or personal assistants of the training providers shall create any warranty or liability including, but not limited to, the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the content, text, graphics, links or other items accessed through or reached from or via the training materials and the training courses.

  2. Registrations will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment accompanied by a duly completed registration form.

  3. No substitutions or refunds are possible once payment has been processed.

  4. Following registration, if a candidate is subsequently unable to make the allocated examination date they must inform IRPAS in writing one month prior to the commencement of the examination. If one month’s written notice is received by IRPAS, a candidate will be allowed to delay the exam until the next sitting, subject to payment of an administration fee of $150.00 nett.  If less than one month’s written notice is received by IRPAS, a candidate will be allowed to delay the exam until the next sitting, subject to payment of an administration fee of $300.00 nett. 

  5. If a candidate fails the exam and decides to retake, an administration fee of $200.00 nett will also be charged for each re-sit, up to a maximum of three times including the first sitting. If a candidate needs to take the exam more than three times they will be required to re-register and receive an updated set of study notes.

  6. It may be necessary, for reasons beyond IRPAS’ control to change the date / time / venue.  IRPAS will endeavor to inform participants of any change with as much notice as possible. IRPAS will not be held liable for any costs arising from this change.

  7. IRPAS reserves the right to refuse to register or admit any participant, and to cancel or postpone the course.

  8. Do note that the final date and time allocated to each candidate will be determined by IRPAS at its absolute discretion.
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