International Certificate in Investor Relations

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 ICIR ensures that the holder of the qualification has an appropriate level of factual knowledge of the regulatory requirements as well as the financial and market environment within which the practitioner is able to operate effectively.

ICIR Examination

Date: 8th April 2020
Time: 12:30pm – 01:30pm
Venue: SGX Centre, Academy Room 2

Date: 6th October 2020
Time: 12:30pm – 01:30pm
Venue: SGX Centre, Academy Room 2

*An updated version of the study guide will be released from May onwards for October’s exam

Details of the qualification

The qualification is for everyone working in investor or considering a move into investor relations, either in Singapore, the UK or overseas.

The qualification is assessed by a one-hour examination comprising 60 multiple-choice questions, based on the topics set out in the syllabus.

Candidates are advised to spend at least 50 hours of studying time, in additional to practicing the mock exam, to prepare for the final exam.

Candidates who passed the examination will be awarded the Certification jointly issued and recognised by both the IRPAS and IR Society UK.

Course Syllabus

*An updated version of the study guide will be released from May onwards for October’s exam

1. The Principles of Investor Relations
1.1 Introduction to IR
1.2 Why companies need IR
1.3 What makes a successful IR function
1.4 The scope of IR

2. Financial Markets
2.1 Global financial markets
2.2 How do equity markets or stock markets work
2.3 Equity investors
2.4 Debt investors

3. Companies & Regulation
3.1 Limited companies
3.2 Companies Acts
3.3 Statutory reporting & financial reporting calendar

4. Regulatory Environment
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Market abuse
4.3 Listing rules
4.4 The disclosure rules and transparency
rules
4.5 Corporate governance
4.6 Takeover rules
4.7 Periodic financial reporting
4.8 Regulatory announcements
4.9 Summary of the United States (US)
regulations

5. Accounting Valuation and Investment Principles
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Time value of money
5.3 Valuation models and measures
5.4 Portfolio theory
5.5 Accounts
5.6 Key financial ratios

6. Effective IR In Practice
6.1 The IR audiences
6.2 IR advisors
6.3 Internal relationships
6.4 Knowing your shareholders
6.5 Understanding disclosure obligations
6.6 Communications tools and techniques
6.7 The day-to-day business of IR
6.8 Measuring the value of IR

Course/Registration Fees

8th April 2020
Exam Fees
6th October 2020
Exam Fees
IRPAS Members S$1300 S$1500
Non-Member S$1700 S$2000

IRPAS Members Benefits
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Downloads
ICIR Brochure


Important Notes

  • Following registration, if a candidate is subsequently unable to make the exam they must inform IRPAS in writing by two weeks prior to the commencement of the examination. If one months 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 months 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.

  • Fees are refundable only in the event that IRPAS cancels the course(s) for unforeseen reasons

Registration

For enquiries, please email info@irpas.com or contact us at +65 65512786.