NACD Directorship Certification™

Redefining the Standard for Director Education

Why NACD Certification?

Becoming NACD Directorship Certified distinguishes you as a best-in-class leader.

This program is designed first and foremost as a framework for continuous learning. It equips new directors with the baseline knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to contribute to boardroom dialogue on day one.

Testimonials

What are they saying about the nation's first-ever certification for board directors?

Raising the Bar for Board Service

Certification will test and validate basic knowledge for directorship.

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Now accepting all NACD members.

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Prepare

Ensure you are ready, view test questions, and more.

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FAQ

All you need to know from our frequently asked questions.

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Eligibility

Qualifications, prerequisite course work, and exceptions.

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Process

How to get started, application information, and next steps.

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Benefits

What you’ll receive once you earn the credential.

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Exam

What’s on the exam, test experience, and scheduling.

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Maintain

Renewing your certification, requirements, and process.

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