Comprehensive renewal information and instructions can be found in the IRC Renewal Program Handbook.

The purpose of the IRC renewal program is to promote continued competence of Investor Relations Charter holders. This competence is defined as demonstrating specified levels of IR knowledge and skills at the time of initial certification, and throughout an individual’s professional career. 

The anniversary-based certification, earned through the application and exam process is valid for three years. The three-year cycle, which follows general guidelines, promotes current knowledge and skills in the evolving investor relations field of practice.

To satisfy the renewal program requirements, credential holders may claim the professional development units they complete after the effective date of their certification. Such activities should be focused on investor relations areas of practice identified in the IR Competency Framework.


The renewal program is flexible to accommodate the diverse learning styles and approaches to professional development.

A minimum of 30 approved Professional Development Units (PDUs) is required for successful certification renewal. The PDUs can be earned in a variety of manners from an abundance of qualifying actions. Such manners include but are not limited to membership in a recognized IR association, attendance at industry conferences, seminars, webinars, chapter events , and other educational activities that will enhance the knowledge and skills of our credential holders.



Member Fee $ 300      
Non-Member Fee $ 450
Retired Status Fee $ 125
Reactivation Fee $ 250