Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (ICSA)


The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (formerly ICSA) is the international qualifying and Membership body for the Chartered Secretary profession and the world’s leading authority on corporate governance and compliance.

The Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP) is a post-graduate level award which covers the fundamental areas of company secretarial practice, law, finance, governance and strategic management.

The JSE e-campus is a registered tuition provider. 

Benefits of becoming a Chartered Secretary

  • Access to a wide-variety of job roles across a range of sectors
  • A Fast-track to top-level roles working with the board
  • High earning potential 
  • Internationally recognized qualification
  • Diversity of responsibilities

Possible roles for a Chartered Secretary include but are not limited to:

  • Assistant Company Secretary
  • Chief Executive
  • Company Secretary
  • Corporate Administrator
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of Legal Services
  • Financial Controller 

The JSE e-Campus offers the CGQP through three distinct routes:

Standard route: There are no entry requirements for enrolment through the standard route, which requires completion of eight modules.

Module exemption route: If you have a related degree in Law or Finance you may be eligible for an accelerated path through CGQP. Qualified accountants or lawyers with up to five years’ professional experience may apply for exemption from two modules. Those with a master’s degree may also be eligible for exemptions.

Fast track professional route: If you are a qualified accountant or lawyer with more than five years’ relevant professional experience you may be eligible for our fast track professional route, requiring just two modules



  1. Corporate Governance
  2. Company Compliance and Administration 
  3. Applied Law  
  4. Interpreting Financial and accounting Information 


  1. Risk Management
  2. Development of Strategy 
  3. Boardroom Dynamics 
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