CGI Courses

CGI Courses

CGI courses (formerly the ICSA courses) are the best corporate governance studies available. Moreover, Governance Gurus are one of the main CGI Registered Tuition Partners in Dubai. We provide CGI/ICSA courses and CGI training in Dubai covering the CGI qualifying programme and the CGI advanced certificate in Corporate Governance. We offer face to face CGI courses and CGI training for students in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and the wider Middle East.

The ICSA Chartered Governance Institute changed name to the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland or CGIUKI. All ICSA courses are now CGI courses.

CGI Courses provide quality corporate training to cover the CGI’s syllabus across all subjects. Our lecturers are CGI qualified or have an accounting, governance or law qualification.

CGI courses are the best way to study corporate governance. At Governance Gurus, we provide CGI and ICSA courses in Dubai. We also offer face to face CGI training in the region. Please get in touch with us if you are looking to get a standalone corporate governance certificate or become a chartered governance professional.

CGI courses are the most widely recognized corporate governance studies available in Dubai. We offer CGI training and certification in Dubai covering the advanced certificate in corporate governance and the CGI qualifying programme.

I engaged Governance Gurus  to provide professional tuition for the Advanced Corporate Governance certificate … I must say the level of student support was outstanding given I was studying by distance learning from Mauritius and through an intensive five day face to face tuition and revision crash course provided in Dubai.

Rob Ford was the lead tutor and highlighted key areas and up to date corporate governance topics which come up in the exam. We also spent time going through exam papers, model answers and exam techniques which helped focus me on achieving a pass and I am now pleased to be a Graduate Chartered Governance Professional of CGI UK. Thank you Rob and the Governance Gurus team for providing excellent tuition, materials and support. – Mr. Reaz Noormamode of Target Solutions Ltd – Mauritius

Virtual classroom learning for CGI Courses in Dubai and the Middle East 

We are pleased to announce that we offer virtual classrooms for CGI courses. This is a great way to get started with your studies and to support yourself in your virtual studies. CGI courses will help you achieve the most recognised international corporate governance qualification available.

If you are planning on becoming a Chartered Company Secretary or a Chartered Governance professional, the CGI The Chartered Institute has the best training scheme for you. We offer a wide range of the CGI courses for online training and face to face tuition.

Various qualifying routes to become a governance professional or company secretary

There are various routes to becoming a company secretary or a governance professional. You can start with a level one or two qualification or a fast-track route.

CGI training courses for professional company secretaries and governance professionals

Are you interested in studying one of the CGI courses? Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or need more information. Click here to register your interest in one of the CGI Courses.

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CGI Courses open-entry routes to start your journey to become a Chartered Governance Professional or Chartered Company Secretary

Both the CGI Foundation Programme and the Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance are open-entry qualifications. They can be taken by anyone with a relevant degree or experience in corporate governance.

This certificate or advanced corporate governance certificate are specifically designed for professionals who are responsible for setting good governance frameworks and procedures. It will help them maintain stakeholder dialogue throughout their organization.

CGI Foundation Programme – Global Governance entry for CGI training courses

The CGI Foundation Programme is an entry level course to join the CGI. It is recommended that you study for 200 hours to pass the 3 hour closed book online CGI exam.

You can start your CGI training with the CGI Foundation Programme. However, before you can start your training, you must have passed the CGI Foundation, have a relevant degree or be a qualified professional to take the next step.

For the CGI Foundation Programme and other CGI courses, students must first become an enrolled member of the CGI before they can enrol for any of the courses they have chosen. The enrolment deadline dates for these exams are usually March and September each year.

Some qualified accountants and lawyers are entitled to certain exam exemptions. If you are a qualified professional and have enough post-qualification experience you may be able to go down the CGI Fast-track route.

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What is corporate governance?
CGI Courses, CGI Training and CGI Exams

For all CGI Courses, students must first become an ICSA member and then enrol for the relevant exam(s) they have chosen. Exams are online and in June and November each year.

You need to register to take the exam before the respective cut-off date in March for June exams and September for November exams.

Please check the CGI’s website to ensure that these enrolment deadline dates have not changed. Please note that the CGI change the exam registration dates periodically.

Exemptions from some of the modules for CGI Courses

Exemptions can be applied for in Applied Business Law and Corporate Law if you hold a law degree and are studying the CGI qualifying programme.

For those holding a finance degree you can apply for exemption from Financial Reporting and Analysis and Applied Business Law.

CGI Training through a recognised CGI tuition partner

Choose the right CGI courses partner for your CGI training needs. We successfully train CGI students and trained the first award winning student who received the prize for best exam paper in November 2019.

Governance Gurus offer a unique way of training for CGI courses. This helps get students ready for their exams and also apply their theoretical training in their workplace.

There is a Fast-track route for CGI Courses to become a Chartered Governance Professional

Are you a qualified law or finance practitioner with over five years of relevant experience? If so, you might be exempt from one or more of the CGI Courses modules. Qualified professionals can become a Chartered Company Secretary or Governance Professional in just one year.

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Book your place for the Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance

We offer different options for tuition, revision and intensive learning for the Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance one of the best selling CGI courses.

This is an internationally recognised standalone certificate in corporate governance but can be counted towards your CGI Qualifying Programme and replaces the Corporate Governance module in Part One.

Advanced certificate in corporate governance options and fees


In-house corporate training and masterclasses

We offer a wide variety of professional training workshops and masterclasses, which are accredited for continuing professional development hours. For more details click out our main workshops page.

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