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CIRO Programme

The CIRO Programme

The Certified Investor Relations Officer Programme (CIRO programme) is delivered in partnership with the UK IR Society and is an internationally recognised qualification in Investor Relations.
The CIRO Programme ensures that individuals engaged in investor relations activities have proficiency in the general ethical and professional standards of the investor relations profession as well as the required knowledge to implement successful investor relations programmes.

The benefits of obtaining the Certificate include:

  • Demonstrates competence
  • Enhances career development
  • Provides professional recognition within the IR community


The CIRO Program is a two days training course followed by an exam, that takes place on a number of occasions throughout the year. 

Upcoming training in Middle East:


  • April 26-27: Beirut, Lebanon
  • April 29-30: Kuwait
  • May 2-3: Dubai, UAE
  • October 30-31: Dubai, UAE

Download the 2017 brochure

Price for the CIRO Programme

Delegate rate: $3,000
MEIRA members: $2,500
Book multiple delegates and get 10% discount on training price

What do they say about the CIRO Programme:

"We found the course and accompanying exam highlighted and expanded on the role of the investor relations function and provided a useful insight into how a best practice investor relations function should be run. We would recommend the course to all of those who are interested in expanding their investor relations knowledge or wanting to refresh their knowledge around changes in the investor relations environment.
Todd Wilkin, Acting Head of Investor Relations, Qatar National Bank

"MEIRA promotes best practice in IR across the region because this will enhance the reputation of its markets and its participant's ability to compete for capital globally. In this, the CIRO’s course content and knowledge transfer from experienced IROs are one of our principle weapons."
Paul Reynolds, ex-Chairman of MEIRA and Managing Director at Rothschild

To learn more about the CIRO Programme, download the delegates information pack 2017

To register please contact Clemence Piot: or +971 (0)561364661