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Membership and subscription services to support good governance 

There are many ways to benefit from ICSA’s guidance and support for good governance. Whether you need help with getting to grips with new governance responsibilities or want the credentials to secure a board-level career, we have a service for you.


Qualification and professional recognition

Membership of ICSA puts you among our international community of governance professionals. As a member you enhance your professional standing with the right to use post-nominals and the opportunity to participate in local and global networks. You also make a commitment to continuing professional development and upholding our code of professional ethics and conduct. Membership also provides preferential access to ICSA’s knowledge and services.  

Become a Chartered member

Chartered status is the gold standard for company secretaries and governance professionals, and it is highly valued and globally recognised. It shows you have the knowledge, skills and experience for a role with significant and wide-ranging governance responsibilities. Find out more about becoming a member 

Become a Graduate member

Graduate membership recognises the achievement of students who successfully complete the ICSA qualifying programme or an ICSA accredited masters degree in corporate governance from one of our partner universities. As soon as graduates can demonstrate the relevant work experience to achieve chartered status, they can progress to Associate membership.

Become an Affiliated member

Affiliated membership recognises the achievement, value and capability of those who have successfully completed one of our short course qualifications, or achieved part qualified status on the ICSA qualifying programme that leads to chartered membership. Find out more about Affiliated membership

Become a Student member

ICSA welcomes everyone studying its qualifications into our community of governance professionals from the outset and provides the knowledge, network and services to enrich learning.
Find out more about Student membership


Become a professional subscriber

Professional subscribers benefit from ICSA’s knowledge and support for good governance. You will have access to email updates, the guidance and helpline, G+C magazine and discounts on training and events. Apply now and join us today 

Sign up to a free account

Keep up-to-date with the latest expertise, commentary and jobs in governance by registering with ICSA. Your free account gives you access to newsletters, updates, job alerts, news about ICSA activities in your area, and free resources and research. Create an account and join us today

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