Fellowship benefits fact sheet
Fellows of the Institute are leaders of the Chartered Secretarial profession. They are expected to be the crucial respected role models of both the Institute and the profession, and so to contribute to the growth of both.
As per Council’s direction, the promotional campaign to increase the number of Fellows continues. Act NOW and enjoy the special fee rate for Fellowship election of HK$1,000 and the exclusive benefits for Fellows below.
- Election to Council
- eligible to stand for election to Council and be appointed to committees, working groups and panels. This provides you with the opportunity to represent other members, graduates and students, as well as to participate in the development, planning and management of both your profession and the Institute’s affairs.
- Institute Representatives
- invitations to represent your profession at events hosted by the Institute, regulators, governmental and academic bodies.
- Be invited to two annual Institute events following your Fellowship election – the annual dinner and convocation;
- Be invited to one of the Membership events/ activities on a complimentary basis following your Fellowship election;
- Be invited to Fellows-only events;
- Priority enrolment for Institute events with seat guarantee; and
- Be invited as speakers or chairpersons at the Institute’s ECPD seminars (extra CPD points could be awarded for these roles).
- Maintain at least one year of Associateship;
- At least eight years’ relevant working experience; and
- Possess senior working experience in the capacity of company secretary, assistant company secretary or senior executive positions for at least three years
in the past 10 years.
For enquiries, please contact the Membership section at 2881 6177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications are approved by Membership Committee on a regular basis.
Please download the application form and notes on completing the form (in pdf format):
Under Bye-law 4, the basic requirements for election to Fellowship are as follows:
To have passed the Institute's qualifying examinations;
To have held a Fellowship level post for at least three of the past ten years;
To be a fit and proper person;
Applicant shall have been engaged, as his chief occupation, in the office of one or more organisations for at least eight years, and shall have been engaged for at least three years in the past ten years either
i. as a secretary or assistant secretary or in some other position which, though differently designated, shall satisfy the Council is analogous and equivalent to that of secretary or assistant secretary, or
ii. in a senior executive or in an administrative position that, in the Council's opinion, has at least the same status as a secretary or assistant secretary, or
iii. a senior academic in a university, or other higher or further education body, or
iv. a member in public practice, or
v. alternatively, he must have completed any other professional development that the Council decides on, or
vi. any experience must have been with one or more organisations that, in the Council's opinion, justifies electing the person as a Fellow; and
vii. he must give the Council any information it requires about his duties and any organisation he has served subject to the ICSA Bye-law 4 and the Article 5.2 of the HKICS' Memorandum & Articles of Association.
With regard to working experience, the Council shall have power in the case of any candidate holding a degree of a university recognised by the Council as being of suitable academic standing, or a diploma or other certificate recognised as equivalent to a degree of such a university, or in the case of any candidate holding a professional qualification recognised by the Council as justifying such dispensation, to reduce at its discretion by not more than three years the period of eight years specified in the ICSA Bye-law 4 and the Article 5.4 of the HKICS' Memorandum & Articles of Association.
Applicant shall maintain at least a year of Associateship before advancement to Fellowship.
Updated January 2018