IR Certificate

The Romanian Investor Relations Association (ARIR) in partnership with The UK Investor Relations Society (IR Society) is offering professional courses and an internationally recognized qualification for the Investor Relations profession.

The courses will guide IR practitioners to best international ethical and professional standards of the industry, to successfully run and manage investor relations.

Register NOW for an internationally recognized IR Certificate, taking the exam in Bucharest!

Gary Davies, CEO IR Society

About CIR Certificate

The CIR is an internationally recognized qualification for the investor relations profession. It is a comprehensive, stretching test of your competency in IR, providing the tools to help you develop your career in the profession. It is assessed by an examination comprising 60 multiple-choice questions, based on the topics set out in the syllabus.

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.

Romanian Investor Relations Association has the exclusive right to promote the CIR in Romania on behalf of the IR Society. ARIR is responsible for handling the registrations and organizing exams in Bucharest.
Benefits for obtaining the CIR

• Provides international recognition as a qualified IR practitioner
• Demonstrates competence and growing expertise
• Enhances career development
• Valuable benchmark for those already in the profession and an essential prerequisite for those seeking to work in investor relations

Facts and figures

More than 1,500 successful candidates from more than 26 countries!



Frequently asked questions about CIR
1. Who should sit the CIR?

It is suitable for anyone working in investor relations or related professions or considering a move into investor relations.

2. Course information and Syllabus

Self-study (study guide to be received after registration) and an examination comprising 60 multiple-choice questions, based on the topics set out in the syllabus.
The Exam takes 1 hour and it is in English. On average, 40 hours of self-study is recommended to complete the CIR. A passing score corresponds to a minimal acceptable level of 65%.

The topics covered refer to Principles of Investor Relations, Financial Markets, Companies and Regulation, Regulatory Environment, Accounting Valuation and Investment Principles, Effective IR in practice, ensuring a broad understanding of the key elements of the IR field and financial markets, as well as capturing the essential elements of best practices in international markets.

Download the detailed Syllabus

3. Exam fees and registration

The registration fee covers the study guide, the log-in details for the mock examination and the CIR exam.

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