NACD Directorship Certification™

Redefining the Standard for Director Education

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?

Details on the new standard for director education.

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Program Overview

The three program components and the areas of competency.

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How to get started, eligibility criteria, and application information.

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Check Your Status

How to get updates on your certification status and verify a director's credentials.

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Answers to your questions on the exam, payment, recertification, and more.

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