The IR Competency Suite

The IR Competency Suite is an online learning series designed to be maximally flexible to fit your educational and professional development needs.

With demanding workloads and busy schedules, it can be challenging for IR professionals to prioritize their professional development needs. The IR Competency Suite has curated modules you need to excel in a resource that enables you to determine and reach your own goals.

Based on the content of the IR Body of Knowledge, each module corresponds to the domains of the IR Competency Framework and takes approximately an hour to complete. Modules include a blend of video, audio, and interaction, with a short quiz at the end to check what you have learned. Mix and match the modules to meet your own personal objectives or take the full suite for a comprehensive overview of the investor relations functions.

This resource is ideal for:

  • Professionals new to IR or exploring an IR career
  • Experienced IR professionals looking to fill knowledge gaps
  • IR professionals preparing to take the IRC® exam
  • IRC holders seeking professional development units (PDUs) to maintain their credentials
  • IR service providers looking to better understand their target audience
Modules include:
  1. IR Strategy Formulation
  2. IR Planning, Implementation and Measurement
  3. Corporate Messaging Development
  4. Marketing and Outreach
  5. Financial Reporting and Analysis
  6. Business Insights
  7. Strategic Counsel and Collaboration
  8. Capital Markets and Capital Structure
  9. Corporate Regulatory Compliance
  10. Corporate Governance


IR Competency Suite
(includes all 10 Modules)
Individual Modules
NIRI members: $1200 NIRI members: $130
Nonmembers: $1500 Nonmembers: $160


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IRC holders can claim 1 professional development unit (PDU) for completion of each IR Competency Suite module. For more information, see

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