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Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Canada

Chartered Secretaries Canada is a division of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) – the international professional body for Chartered Secretaries. Focused on corporate governance and professional administration, Chartered Secretaries Canada is the only body in North America offering an international professional designation – ACIS and FCIS – for corporate governance professionals, administrators, and corporate secretaries.

To become a designated Chartered Secretary, candidates must complete ICSA's Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme, available to qualified candidates, including graduates from McGill University in any discipline. This eight-module program of study includes:

  • Applied Business Law
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Strategy in Practice
  • Company Secretarial Practice
  • Chartered Secretaries Case Study

The Institute maintains an international standard exemption policy. Exemptions may be granted based on past education and experience.

For further information, please contact:

ICSA Chartered Secretaries Canada
202 - 300 March Road
Ottawa, On  K2K 2E2 Canada
Telephone: 613-595-1151 or 1-800-501-3440
Email: info [at]