NIRI Designates Q4 as an Approved
Professional Development Unit Provider


ALEXANDRIA, VA, January 11, 2023 – NIRI: The Association for Investor Relations and Q4 announced a new collaboration agreement that will bring the programming and education initiatives of both organizations closer together.

NIRI has designated Q4 as an Approved Professional Development Unit (PDU) Provider.
Through this program, NIRI Investor Relations Charter (IRC)® holders are now able to earn PDUs at select Q4 educational events.

The purpose of the Approved PDU Provider Program is to help IRC holders maintain their certification and give entities that offer education, training and/or other IR-related knowledge programming the opportunity to be recognized to award the PDUs sought by IRC holders for certification renewal purposes.

This collaboration promotes the continued competence of IRC holders by making it easier for them to access educational resources, promotes awareness of the IR profession, and improves the standard of IR excellence.

"We’re very pleased to designate Q4 as an Approved Professional Development Unit Provider for the NIRI Investor Relations Charter program. As the number of organizations in this program grows, IRC holders benefit from the opportunity to earn PDUs from a wider field of IR thought-leaders,” said Matthew Brusch, CAE, NIRI President and CEO.

“We are proud to be recognized as an approved Professional Development Unit provider by NIRI,” said Darrell Heaps, Founder and CEO of Q4. “As the leading capital markets communications platform, we have a deep history and focus on IRO enablement that includes providing educational resources, access to data, and innovative digital solutions. At Q4, we are excited for the added value and industry expertise that we will bring to NIRI members, the investor relations community, and the capital markets as an approved PDU provider.”  

Visit to learn more about the Investor Relations Charter (IRC)® and the Approved PDU Provider Program.

About NIRI: The Association for Investor Relations
Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts, and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with members representing over 1,500 publicly held companies and $12 trillion in stock market capitalization.

About Q4
Q4 Inc. (TSX: QFOR) is a leading capital markets communications platform that is transforming the way publicly traded companies, investors, and investment banks make decisions to efficiently connect, communicate, and engage with each other.

The Q4 Capital Connect platform facilitates interactions across the capital markets through IR website products, virtual events solutions, engagement analytics, investor relations CRM, shareholder and market analysis, surveillance, and ESG tools. Capital Connect is the only holistic capital markets platform that digitally drives connections, analyzes impact, and targets the right engagement to help public companies work faster and smarter.

The company is a trusted partner to more than 2,650 public companies globally, including many of the most respected brands in the world, and maintains an award-winning culture where team members grow and thrive.

Q4 is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in New York and London. Learn more at
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Corporate Communications Manager