In any other industry where individuals serve as professional fiduciaries, there are typically degree programs, mandated training, certification, and continuing education. This includes diverse fields like medicine, law, accounting, real estate, and so on. It is definitely time to institute these practices for board directorships, and the leadership taken by NACD in launching a board director certification program is something that the private and public investing community should wholeheartedly support.
UPDATE: Online Certification Exam Now Live!
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the online version of the NACD Directorship Certification™ examination! Candidates are now able to become NACD Directorship Certified™ completely online by selecting Virtual Director Professionalism® as the pre-requisite course and taking the online exam on the OnVUE platform. For additional information about OnVUE, visit the Certification FAQs and download the most recent version of the Candidate Handbook.
For candidates who still wish to take the exam at a testing center, Pearson VUE will open test centers in areas where there are no restrictions prohibiting operation and will make adjustments as necessary. Where restrictions remain, Pearson has extended the temporary suspension of exam deliveries in the U.S. and Canada through June 30, 2020. New candidate appointment availability begins on July 1, 2020, and beyond. Please visit the Pearson VUE website and FAQs for more information.
Why NACD Certification?
Becoming NACD Directorship Certified distinguishes you as a director.
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.
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