Become a Member

Take Your Corporate Governance Career to the Next Level

The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada is at the forefront of shaping change and defining the future in governance with a global perspective. Membership with The Institute demonstrates your commitment to effective organizational governance. 

As a member, you have access to exclusive resources that help you stay agile and ahead of the curve of global developments and best practice in governance. CGIC programs provide the tools you need to undertake governance roles within an organization at both the administrative and oversight levels.

Our members also have access to professionals globally who have a shared purpose and common values. We are the only organization in Canada that can facilitate the international movement of governance professionals and their ideas, ensuring member portability.

Invest in Your Future: Four Reasons to Join

Becoming a member of The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada (CGIC) takes your corporate governance career to the next level.

  • Stand out from the competition – The Chartered Governance Institute qualifications are internationally recognized enabling you to work anywhere in the world! Our qualifications are highly sought after as a pre-requisite for prospective employers. Around three-quarters of governance roles have a professional qualification as a desirable or essential requirement.

  • Get instant recognition of your professional experience and academic achievements by gaining Chartered status – the global hallmark of quality.

  • Be the first to receive exclusive insights, thought leadership, latest trends, and news in global governance.

  • Be part of a truly global network of like-minded governance professionals.

Find the Right Membership for You

CGIC has two main classes of membership:


Chartered Members

Includes Associates and Fellows, plus IQP Candidates, Affiliates, and Graduates



For individuals who have completed the
Directors' Education and Accreditation Program.

Considering membership? Explore our certification programs.

Time to renew your membership? Explore our membership applications and fees.

Questions about membership? View our membership FAQs.

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