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A. About e-Secretary

What is e-Secretary?

e-Secretary is an online application provided by SSM for registration to act as a secretary which is a requirement under section 241 of the Companies Act 2016.
  • Upon approval of the application, practising certificate will be issued by SSM and the particulars of the approved applicant will be entered in the Register of Secretaries.
  • The application is accessible via for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.​

Who can apply for practicing certificate via e-Secretary?

Services offered in e-Secretary 

  • Application for registration to act as a secretary / Application for practicing certificate of secretary; 
  • Application for renewal of practicing certificate of secretary;
  • Change particular of secretary; and
    • ​Residential address
    • Contact information (Phone No., Mobile No., or E-mail Address)
    • Company secretary office information
  • ​Change qualification of secretary.
Other services:

  • To check status of the application;
  • To answer and reply the queries that have been issued by SSM; and
  • To download the Practising Certificate of Secretary after the application is approved.

Application fees

Application of practicing certificate for a period of 1 year
Application for renewal of practicing certificate:

a) One year​​

b) Two years

c) Three years
Mode of payment

  • Credit card and FPX (Financial Process Exchange - Online banking)

Important Notes

  • Please avoid copy and paste any information that required to be key in in the system.
  • Application for renewal of Practicing Certificate (PC) shall be made not less than 30 days before the expiry date of PC.
  • CPE points for renewal of practicing certificate (PC) must be collected during the validity period of PC.

B. e-Secretary Library

Regulation / Guideline / Form

Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs)

User Manual


i) Note of Advice Relating to Lodgement of BO Information During the Extended Time Frame Under PD 9/2024 
ii) ​Practice Directive No. 9/2024 : Lodgement Of Beneficial Ownership Information Under The Companies Act 2016 Through E-Bos
​SSM Announcement on The Approval of Company Secretarial Firm To Operate Under Phase 1 And 2 Of The National Recovery Plan​

Updates On Con​tinuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements For Renewal Of Company Secretary’s License (LS)​
Updates On Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements For Renewal Of Practicing Certificate Of Secretary (PC) 
Recognition Of Additional CPE Points From Online Training For Renewal Of Practising Certificate Of Secretary And Company Secretary’s License 
Extension Of Time For Renewal Of Practising Certificate To Act As Secretary Under Section 241 of the Companies Act 2016 
Due date for Application for Registration to Act as a Secretary under Section 241 of the Companies act 2016
SSM Announcement Regarding Company Secretaries Registration And Renewal Of Practising Certificate Under Section 241 Companies Act 2016
SSM Announcement On The Enforcement Of Section 241 Of The Companies Act 2016​

C. Help Desk

For further enquiries on the application and system, kindly contact:

SSM Contact Centre:

Tel : 603-7721 4000
Email : enquiry[at]

For enquiries on compound issued by SSM, kindly contact:

Tel : 603-2299 5334
Email :

Menara SSM@Sentral 
No. 7 Jalan Stesen Sentral 5
Kuala Lumpur Sentral 
50623 Kuala Lumpur

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SSM General Line
E-mail: enquiry[at]
Operation Hour
Day: Monday - Friday
Service Counter: 8.15 AM - 4.15 PM
SSM Contact Centre
Telephone: +603-7721 4000
Fax: +603-7721 4001