Membership ensures remaining at the forefront of global developments and best practice in governance. Membership, and therefore possessing the qualification as a Chartered Secretary, involves a career-long relationship with the ICSA – from professional qualification and beyond via CPD and ongoing technical support packages and tools.
The ICSA has two levels of membership – Associate, and Fellow as well as GradICSA. On the successful completion of the required examinations, graduates immediately become GradICSA. Upon gaining the necessary practical experience and deemed to be of appropriate upstanding character, graduates are admitted as members at Associate level, become Chartered Secretary and entitled to use the post-nominal ACIS. Upon admission as a Fellow, the most senior grade of membership, granted on more extensive experience, a Chartered Secretary may include the prestigious ‘FCIS’ designation after his/her title.