Steps to become CS


To become a Company Secretary, the candidate needs to pass three stages – the Foundation, Executive, and Professional Programmes that are conducted by the Institute. Thereafter, they need to undergo practical Management Training for about 15 months in companies sponsored by the Institute, which a student may opt to start after passing the Executive Programme, to become eligible for membership as a Company Secretary. This course is a mixture of postal tuition, optional coaching classes and regular examinations at specified centres.

After qualifying Professional Examination and on successful completion of training, a candidate is admitted as an Associate Member of the ICSI and can use the letters ACS (Associate Company Secretary) after his / her name.