Chartered Secretaries, Institute of
This was founded in 1891, and given a royal charter in 1902. Members are not only company secretaries. The Institute’s objectives are: (1) to provide examinations to test the capacity of potential administrators in the fields of commerce, industry and the public service; (2) to hold conferences and meetings and publish papers, documents and lists of members; (3) to represent members’ interests in dealings with government departments and the public; (4) to provide professional supervision over membership through a disciplinary committee. Members may be Associates (A.C.I.S.) or Fellows (F.C.I.S.). An Associate must be twenty-one or over, have passed the necessary examinations and have had appropriate experience (which might be as much as six years).
Reference: The Penguin Business Dictionary, 3rd edt.
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