Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

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Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
Chartered Institute
Founded 1891
Headquarters London, England
Key people
Simon Osborne, Chief Executive

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) is a professional body that certifies company secretaries through examination and post qualifications programmes. It has three membership grades: GradICSA for members that pass the exams, Associate for higher level members and Fellow for more senior members.[1][2] It has 37,000 members[3] and was founded in 1891. The Institute was granted a Royal Charter in 1902.

ICSA is one of eleven professional bodies whose members are allowed by the Charities Act 2011 to conduct independent examination of charities whose gross income exceeds £250,000 but is not otherwise subject to statutory audit.[4]

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  1. ^ Samuel O. Idowu; Walter Leal Filho (2009). Professionals' Perspectives of Corporate Social Responsibility. Springer. pp. 55–. ISBN 978-3-642-02630-0. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Your Professional Qualification: A Guide to Professional Qualifications in the UK - Where They Lead and How to Get Them. Kogan Page Publishers. 20 November 2002. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-7494-3847-0. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "ICSA annual report 2010–2011" (pdf). Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. p. 13. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Who can act as an independent examiner?". Charity Commission for England and Wales. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 

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