The Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS) is the main qualification needed to achieve chartered status and become a full member of ICSA. You can also become chartered by completing an ICSA accredited university programme that awards the GradICSA status, as well as a postgraduate qualification.

We also offer a number of other qualifications to suit a variety of professional requirements at different levels.

Chartered qualification

Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS)
Validated postgraduate qualifications

Financial compliance qualifications

International Finance and Administration

Specialist governance qualifications

Certificate in Corporate Governance
Certificate in Sports Governance - NOW OPEN
Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance
Advanced Certificate in Health Service Governance
Advanced Certificate in Sport Governance and Administration
Certificate in Charity Law and Governance

Professional certificates

Certificate in Employee Share Plans
Certificate in Company Secretarial Practice and Share Registration Practice
Certificate in Company Secretarial Law and Practice (Ireland)
Diploma in Charity Management

Professional development awards

Choose from one of three professional development award packages tailored to your job role. Find out more about your options.


Executive Education

Governance Leadership Programme

Next exam session: November 2017
Closing date to enter: 1 October 2017

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