Earning the Credential
NACD Directorship Certification® introduces 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:
NACD.DC post-nominal designation to signal to your colleagues, investors, and fellow board members that you are NACD Directorship Certified®*
Spotlight recognition in NACD publications and newsletters
Speaking opportunities at NACD programs and events
Featured placement in director searches through NACD Board Recruitment Services and relationships with search firms and director databases
Ongoing recognition at NACD events across the nation and throughout NACD membership communications
Exclusive online networking community for NACD Certified Directors**
Sample proxy statement language to use to communicate your commitment of good governance to investors
Template press release to use to announce your new credential
Digital NACD Directorship Certification® badge for your email signature and social media profile
Continuous education at leading universities counts towards recertification credits through the NACD Education Network™
Tailored recertification support through a custom curriculum and pathways
*The NACD.DC designation (the “Mark”) is a trademark of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Those who are NACD Directorship Certified® in good standing are granted a limited, revocable, non-transferable license to use the Mark in connection with their names solely to denote that they have achieved and maintained this status. To further verify Certification status, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The NACD Directorship Certification has helped me start to better communicate with other board members about our collective roles and responsibilities.”
- Samantha Holroyd, NACD.DC; Director, Oasis Petroleum North America
NACD Certified Directors
NACD is pleased to recognize our members who have committed to ongoing professional development by achieving NACD Directorship Certification® and completing the NACD Directorship Certified® program. To view a full list of certified directors, click here.