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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 three-day training course followed by an exam, that takes place on a number of occasions throughout the year. 

Upcoming training in Middle East:


  • October 30-31 and November 1: Dubai, UAE


  • June 25-26-27: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • October 29-30-31: Dubai, UAE

To learn more about the CIRO Programme, download the delegates information pack 2018

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:

“The CIRO programme is essential for anyone looking to develop a successful career in IR. In our company, the Certificate is a requisite for the IR team. The programme helps to build and develop knowledge of the IR profession, while providing a practical insight about how operate following international best practice.”

Redwan Ahmed, Head of Investor Relations, DP World

“The Certification in IR is the best qualification delivered in the Middle East, that allows me and my team to understand the framework and terminology related to IR and the requirements of the profession, both locally and internationally. I would recommend the course to anyone new to IR or looking for a refresher on latest regulation and best practice.”

Mohamed Abdal, Chief Communications Officer and Head of Investor Relations, Zain Group

To register please contact us: or +971 (0)4 309 7034