Categories

The composition of membership of the Institute shall be classified according to the entry to the categories of members by the applicants as follows:

Ordinary Member – comprising persons:

  • who are the subscribers to the Constitution and the existing Members of the Institute at the date of adoption of this Constitution; or
  • who hold the license issued by the Commission under Section 20G of the Companies  Commission of Malaysia Act 2001; and hold a practising certificate under Section 241; or
  • who have passed the examinations prescribed under Clause 46 (unless the Council shall have granted exemptions from such examinations or parts thereof in accordance with Clause 47) and have more than three (3) years’ experience in corporate administration, company secretarial practice or other equivalent employment acceptable to the Council.

Fellow Member – comprising persons who are Ordinary Members with at least five (5) years standing of the Institute and has had ten (10) or more years of relevant company secretarial experience and in the opinion of the Council is deemed fit and proper to be a Fellow.

Honorary Member - The Council may admit and confer an Honorary Membership to any person of distinction who has rendered such invaluable service to the Institute or upon whom the Council desires to confer such distinction because of his contribution towards society, commerce, banking and industry, and may hold other qualifications.

Associate Member – comprising persons who hold a qualification or qualifications recognised by the Institute and have not less than three (3) years’ experience in company secretarial practice or other employment acceptable to the Council.

Graduate Member – comprising persons who have passed the examinations prescribed under Clause 46 (unless the Council shall have granted exemptions from such examinations or parts thereof in accordance with Clause 47), but without adequate experience in the corporate administration, company secretarial practice or other employment acceptable to the Council.

Student Member – comprising persons who are pursuing or intending to pursue a course of study leading to membership qualification of the Institute.