Professional Development

Professional Development

The Institute’s continuous professional development (CPD) requirements are to ensure that all members and graduates of the Institute (Relevant Persons) are imparted with the latest industry developments, technical knowledge and professional skills relating to corporate governance necessary to perform their roles as governance professionals. The Institute requires Relevant Persons to accumulate a minimum of at least 15 CPD hours per CPD year (CPD Year) from time-to-time designated by the Institute.

The ECPD requirement at Basic Level has been changed from 3 to 6 hours effective from 1 July 2022 while the requirement of 15 CPD hours per CPD year remains unchanged. A one-year transitional period is applicable in the CPD year ending 30 June 2023 and at least 4.5 ECPD hours should be from the Institute’s ECPD courses.

For more details of the changes effective from 1 July 2022, please refer to the amended CPD Policy and FAQ.

What are the CPD requirements effective from 1 July 2022?

Unless otherwise specified, The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (“HKCGI”) requires all members and graduates (Relevant Persons) to accumulate a minimum of 15 CPD hours per CPD Year with a basic to an advanced component of ECPD hours from HKCGI’s ECPD courses as follows:

a. *Basic level: of the minimum required 15 CPD hours per CPD Year, at least 6 ECPD hours should be from HKCGI's ECPD courses. (The change of ECPD requirement from 3 to 6 hours has become effective from 1 July 2022 onwards. A one-year transitional period is applicable in the CPD Year ending 30 June 2023 and at least 4.5 ECPD hours should be from HKCGI’s ECPD courses.)

b. Advanced level: of the minimum required 15 CPD hours per CPD Year, all of them should be ECPD hours, with at least 10 ECPD hours being from HKCGI's ECPD courses, and the rest being from HKCGI's and/or other Accredited Providers’ ECPD courses. Members, who have achieved Advanced Level with and have at least 3 years’ of experience in company secretarial practice, are eligible to apply for Practitioner’s Endorsement from HKCGI.

The table below illustrates how a Relevant Person could fulfil CPD requirements from basic level to advanced level.


Relevant Person is encouraged to visit FAQ for more details.

What is Practitioner's Endorsement ("PE")?

Upon accumulating 15 ECPD hours in the fulfillment of CPD requirement at the Advanced Level, members with appropriate experience are eligible to apply for the PE designation. This will serve as an indication to employers, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) and other regulators that PE holders have up to date and practical knowledge under HKCGI's ECPD training programme. The commitment also brings about peer-to-peer recognition.

Please refer to Clause 2 of the CPD Policy for detail.

What are the requirements for obtaining the Practitioner's Endorsement ("PE")?

To apply for PE, a member must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Is an Associate or a Fellow of HKCGI
  • Has at least three years of relevant work experience in the company secretarial practice and is able to provide written confirmation of such employment from their employer(s) or immediate supervisor(s) at work, and
  • Is able to provide documentary proof of the 15 ECPD hours at the Advanced Level during the CPD Year prior to the application.

Application for PE shall be submitted online through the HKCGI's user account.

Is there any fee for Practitioner's Endorsement ("PE")?

No fee is required upon application for PE. Enrolment fees are however payable for HKCGI’s ECPD courses.

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The 23rd Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU 2022)

The 23rd ACRU was a huge success in promoting a high level of corporate governance that lives up to Hong Kong’s reputation as one of the world's leading financial centres.
We look forward to seeing you at the 24th ACRU in 2023!

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The 12th Biennial Corporate Governance Conference (CGC) 2020

The 12th biennial Corporate Governance Conference 2020 (CGC 2020) was successfully held in hybrid mode for the first time (as advocated by HKCGI for years) on 25 and 26 September 2020. The conference themed ‘Building The Modern Board: A 20/20 Vision’ with over 400 delegates ended on a high note.

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Got Questions?

Visit our FAQs or contact the Professional Development Section: 2881 6177 or email: cpd@hkcgi.org.hk

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