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The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
16 Park Crescent, London, W1B 1AH
T: +44 (0)20 7580 4741
F: +44 (0)20 7323 1132
ICSA is the leading professional body for company secretaries and a global voice on governance and regulatory issues across all sectors. The Institute's headquarters are in London but it has separate operating units in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1902, ICSA:
- Qualifies Chartered Secretaries through its International Qualifying Scheme
- Provides an additional range of business qualifications including some that are tailor made for specific sectors
- Supports and encourages the professional development of its members and students
- Works closely with governmental and regulatory bodies to promote and support best practice in all areas of corporate governance
- Publishes a widely respected series of guidance notes on corporate governance issues
- Promotes the profession of Chartered Secretary via public relations, marketing and corporate events
- Provides information, training, boardroom evaluation and software through its subsidiary companies
The ICSA mission is: Growing the Chartered Secretary profession through standards, training, revenues and reputation.
The total membership is 44,000 with members in many parts of the world including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Southern Africa. The Institute also has 28,000 students worldwide. Graduates take the ICSA's International Qualifying Scheme which is a fast track qualification covering
- company law
- corporate governance
- administration and
- company secretaryship
No other professional body provides a post graduate qualification that is as broad based as the ICSA's. Once qualified, and after completion of work experience, graduates become members of ICSA and can use the designatory letters ACIS (Associate of the Institute) and then FCIS (Fellow of the Institute) after their names.