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2019 Registration opens on 4 February

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How to qualify

Before completing the final CSSA Qualifying Board Examination and joining the Institute as a member, while you study you can become a member of the Chartered Institute of Business Management (CIBM) which is affiliated to Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa, and enjoy all the benefits of membership of a professional body.

Each qualification on its own will render you employable in the governance arena and further study can then be conducted while you are employed, often at the cost of the employer. Further qualifications post-employment can help accelerate promotion and boost remuneration.

This course of study is recognised internationally in 70 countries. On graduation from the CSSA International Qualifying Board Examination and once you can show sufficient work experience and present the requisite character, you will be entitled to apply for Membership of the Institute and become a 'Chartered Secretary', elevating your qualifications beyond those of a company secretary or business administrator.

Membership is never automatic and is granted at the discretion of the Institute on the basis of academic achievements, personal and professional ethics, work experience and CPD.

At least six years' work experience is required for an Associate Membership (ACIS), which may be reduced to three years if educational requirements are met and/or exceeded.
Fellowship of the Institute (FCIS), as the highest and most prestigious level of Membership, requires a minimum of eight years' work experience of which at least three must have been served in a position of senior responsibility.


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