SCOPE

Certification of personnel with fundamental knowledge and skills in the role of investor relations practitioners.


PURPOSE

To maintain a globally recognized standard, through the development and stewardship of a certification program, to advance the practice of investor relations and the professional competency and stature of IR practitioners.


OBJECTIVE

The objective of IRC certification program is to assist the investor relations community in evaluating the base knowledge required for minimal knowledge and skills and the ability of practitioners to apply the underlying principles to the practice of investor relations.


CONFIDENTIALITY

NIRI and its Certification Council and Committees shall safeguard the privacy of individuals, where applicable, and shall hold in confidence and in a secure manner the information obtained in the course of certification program activities at all levels of the organization, including the activities of all personnel acting on its behalf.

Information about a particular individual is considered confidential and shall not be disclosed to a third party without the prior consent of the individual.

Where the law required information to be disclosed to a third party, the individual shall be notified of the information to be provided 10 days prior to the release of the requested information, unless prohibited by law.


FAIRNESS AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

Governance actions, policies, and procedures shall be fair toward candidates for certification and recertification. The Certification Council adheres to principles of fairness and due process and endorses the principles of equal opportunity. In administering the certification program, the Council shall not discriminate or deny opportunity to anyone on the grounds of gender, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic or classification.