Maintaining the Designation

Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) Compliance Policy

The CPIR designation is valid for one year from the date of issuance and is renewed annually through the stated maintenance requirements outlined below. Should you require an extension to complete the renewal/maintenance requirements due to extenuating circumstances, a written request must be forwarded to the Certification Governance Committee for consideration.

If the renewal/maintenance requirements have not been met, and a written request has not been received by the Certification Governance Committee by the end of February, the Certification Governance Committee will be notified of your status and your CPIR designation will be suspended.

Maintaining the CPIR Designation

In order to maintain your Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) designation, you must:

  • Maintain your membership in CIRI;
  • Agree to comply with CIRI's code of ethics; and
  • Complete a minimum of 14 continuing education units (CEUs) annually.

The following are the broad categories of CIRI activities that will only be considered for CEUs. CIRI activities completed during the current calendar year will only be considered for that year's renewal.

  1. Continuing Education/Events: Activities include the CIRI Annual Conference; IRO Roundtables; webinars, workshops and local Chapter events.
  2. Instruction/Mentorship: Activities include speaking at CIRI National and Chapter events and mentoring through the Chapter mentorship programs.
  3. Articles/Research: Activities include researching and authoring articles for CIRI publications and participating in a CIRI issues/research task force.
  4. Board/Committee Volunteer: Activities include volunteering on the CIRI National Board or Chapter Executive or Committee.

For more information about the number of CEUs attached to each activity and for the CEU log form, click here.

Key Dates

  • Application deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Program start date: September 22-24, 2021
  • Information session: May 4, 2021

Click here to register for the information session.


If you have questions that are not answered by our FAQs, please contact: Kaitlin Davis at [email protected].

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