Achieving Certification

Earning the Credential

NACD Directorship Certification™ is designed to introduce a more rigorous and consistent director-education standard for all board members. Candidates who become certified will establish themselves as best-in-class directors, committed to staying ahead of emerging issues with ongoing education, staying connected with a diverse network of cohorts, and demonstrating to stakeholders their continuing dedication to boardroom excellence.

Candidates who pass the exam will also receive these benefits:

  • A congratulatory letter and confirmation of certification

  • An official NACD Directorship Certification certificate

  • Sample proxy statement language

  • A digital NACD Directorship Certification signature badge

  • Invitations to Certification-only programming and networking opportunities

  • A listing in an NACD Directorship Certification announcement press release

  • Ongoing recognition at NACD events across the nation and throughout NACD membership communications