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Empowering aspiring governance professionals to excel

As a member, we ensure that you stay agile and ahead of the curve of global developments and best practice in governance. We’re at the forefront of shaping change and defining the future in governance with a global perspective.

We’re here to support you throughout your governance career with:

  • world-class transferrable qualifications that allow you to work anywhere
  • continuing professional development and robust best practice
  • exclusive industry insights in governance, compliance and risk management
  • valuable tools to build your professional network and profile

The Chartered Governance Institute and the nine local institutes in our network collectively, is the only international organisation that can offer a qualification that empowers a person with skills that transcend borders.

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

Empowering aspiring governance professionals to excel

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We have three levels of membership

Fellow Member

Admission as a Fellow, the highest level of membership, is granted on more extensive practical experience. A Fellow member may include the prestigious FCG designation after their title.

Associate Member

Upon successfully completing the qualifying programme, gaining the necessary practical experience and upholding upstanding character, graduates are admitted as members at Associate level, attain Chartered status, and are entitled to use the post-nominal ACG.

Affiliated Member

To become an Affiliated member, aspiring governance professionals can either study a reduced number of subjects in The Chartered Governance Institute qualifying programme or study a number of self-standing courses/awards. Upon successful completion, graduates are entitled to us the post-nominals CG (Affiliated).

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We’re the only institute with truly global reach - enabling our 29,000+ members to broaden their skills and fulfil their ambitions to be globally recognised and outstanding governance professionals.

Our international network of nine local institutes has a key understanding of the governance and compliance in their local markets.

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of 29,000+ members