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CGISA – Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa

CGISA – Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa


IMM Graduate School is an accredited tuition provider for the Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa (CGISA) qualifications.

CGISA offers the only professional qualifications in corporate governance.
(Students need to register with and pay CGISA for examination fees separately from IMM Graduate School – chartsec.co.za)

I would like to register for CGISA tuition
CGISA Registrations are now open.

    CGISA qualifications

    With a CGISA qualification you will gain a competitive advantage, as job seekers with a professional qualification stand out in the eyes of prospective employers. The CGISA equips students and members with the skills, knowledge and experience of governance professionals through their qualifications, training and technical know-how. CGISA is also the professional body for Company Secretaries and the benefits of membership are substantial and will enhance your professional career. So in essence, the CGISA is the qualifying body and chartered membership for people in governance, risk, compliance and accounting.

    The IMM Graduate School offers online instruction and learning support for your CGISA Board qualification, as well as all Governance Practitioner and Board modules.


    Governance Practitioner

    CSSA Programme 1 - NQF 5

    Programme 1
    NQF 5

    • Communication
    • Intro to Financial Accounting
    • Intro to Law
    • Intro to Corporate Governance

    CSSA Programme 2 - NQF 6

    Programme 2
    NQF 6

    • Managing Information Systems (no tuition offered)
    • Principles of Business Law
    • Advanced Financial Accounting
    • Principles of Corporate Governance

    CSSA Programme 3 - NQF 7

    Programme 3
    NQF 7

    • Management Principles
    • Advanced Business Law
    • Advanced Corporate Governance

    Exemptions Entry to board exams via other qualifications – GradICSA

    CSSA Programme 1 - NQF 5

    Board Exams
    Qualifying Programme for Chartered Secretary (QPCS)
    Qualifying Programme for Chartered Governance Professional (QPCGP)
    NQF 8

    • Applied Governance
    • Finance for Decision-making
    • Corporate Law
    • Risk and Compliance

    Company Secretary

    • Company Secretarial Practice
    • Development of Strategy

    Governance Professional

    • Enterprise Risk Management
    • Public Sector Governance

    CGISA Registration

    CGISA Registrations are now open.

    Click here to register


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    Phone: 011 628 2000

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