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Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS)

  Now accepting enrollment for the November 2018 Exam Session
more details below!  

Introducing the scheme

CSQS is one of the most broad-based professional qualifying schemes equipping you for a variety of different career paths. Valued worldwide by employers, this highly marketable qualification comprises eight modules. You may need to study all eight modules or, depending on your existing qualifications, you may be exempt from some.

Before registering on the scheme we recommend that you read Is CSQS right for me? This section gives you detailed information on the level of the scheme and what experience and/or qualifications you may need.

If you are a qualified lawyer or accountant take a look at our Fast-Track Professional route to CSQS – with your current qualifications and experience you may be eligible to fast-track through the scheme.

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The Modules

Below is a lists the eight modules in the qualifying scheme. For each module, you can read the summary of the module, the syllabus as well as review a practice exam and its answer/marking scheme.

Assessment for each module is by examination. Exams are held in June and November. More details on dates and exam centres can be found in the How do I study section.

 Level 1
 Level 2
Financial Reporting & Analysis
Financial Decision Making
Corporate Governance
Strategy in Practice
Applied Business Law
Corporate Secretarial Practice
Corporate Law
Chartered Secretaries Case Study

* These items are UK examples and will be replaced with Canadianized version once they become available. Testing for all exams would be based on Canadian law and content

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The scheme comprises eight modules. However, depending on your current qualifications and experience you may be exempt from certain modules. Please take a look at our exemption table to find out if you qualify for any exemptions.

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How to Prepare for the ICSA Exams

A pre-recorded webinar has been created which provides useful information on how to access student workspaces, tips for answer exam style questions, how to post questions to forums within the workspaces and how to study using the practice practice exams also available in the student workspace. Click here to view the webinar.

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