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Investor relations professionals come from diverse backgrounds and are employed by organisations across all industries.

AIRA recognises the importance of professional development and, while not a requirement of membership, encourages investor relations professionals to undertake ongoing education and learning such that professionals enhance their skills, develop their capabilities and maintain professional currency.

This is especially important in areas of investor relations impacted by regulation and where that regulation evolves over time.

AIRA provides extensive learning and development opportunities throughout the year to provide investor relations professionals with specifically tailored and relevant development.

While AIRA has no formal requirement for investor relations professionals to undertake professional development (ie this is undertaken on an entirely voluntary basis), it has developed a suggested framework that professionals might consider in relation to fulfilling their development objectives. The suggested framework has been developed to emphasise the importance of investor relations specific activities although professionals are likely to benefit from a much broader range of development opportunities of relevance to their roles.

Activities & CPD Hours

Suggested target for Investor Relations Professionals is 20 hours of professional development. Please note that 13 of the 20 hours should be accrued directly with AIRA.

Activity

CPD Activities

AIRA Courses
Certificate of Investor Relations (Day 1 of Diploma)
7 CPD hours
Diploma of Investor Relations (Day 2 & 3)
14 CPD hours
Diploma of Investor Relations (Day 1, 2 & 3)
21 CPD hours
Investor Relations for Support Staff
7 CPD hours
AIRA E-Learning
Certificate of Investor Relations (7 Modules)
7 CPD hours
Write for Impact - Business Writing Essentials
5 CPD hours
General Webinars
2 CPD hours


AIRA Conferences / Seminars
Annual Conference (full day)
7 CPD hours
Annual Conference (dinner only)
1 CPD hours
Annual Conference (workshop only)
2 CPD hours
Half-Day Seminar
5 CPD hours

New Zealand Annual Half-Day Update

5 CPD hours

AIRA Networking Events
Chapter Luncheons
2 CPD hours
Senior IR Dinner
2 CPD hours
Large-Cap Dinner
2 CPD hours
Mid-Cap Dinner
2 CPD hours
Speaking Engagements
Presentation at an AIRA Event (1 hour)
3 CPD hours
AIRA Paper Preparation
3 CPD hours


Research
Investor Relations Specific Papers
4 CPD hours
Investor Relations Professional Reading
5 CPD hours


AIRA Mentoring Program
Mentoring / 1 hour meeting
1 CPD hours
Meetings
AIRA Group Meetings (AGM)
2 CPD hours
Board / Committee / Working Group Meetings
2 CPD hours
Events NOT Organised by AIRA
1 - 2 Hours (not organised by AIRA)
1 CPD hours
3 - 4 Hours
4 CPD hours
5 - 6 Hours
6 CPD hours
6 -7 Hours
8 CPD hours


Where to record your CPD hours

Suggested target for Investor Relations Professionals is 20 hours of professional development. Please note that 13 of the 20 hours should be accrued directly with AIRA.