Application Process

Applying for the NACD Directorship Certification® is a simple, online process. When applying, you will be able to confirm your eligibility and directorship experience, register for your foundation course, request ADA testing accommodations if applicable, and pay for the program. Once your registration has been submitted, you will receive detailed instructions about scheduling your exam and gain access to the exam study guide.


During the application process, you will be asked to acknowledge and agree to an Attestation and Non-Disclosure statement, to confirm that all of the information you provide about yourself and your directorship experience is true, and to maintain the integrity of the certification exam.

Policies and Agreements

As part of the application process, applicants will also be required to review and acknowledge their acceptance of various important policies and agreements, including the refund policy, as listed in the NACD Directorship Certification Handbook.