Eligibility & Exam
How do I determine if I am eligible for the exam?
Do I need to be an NACD member to become NACD Directorship Certified™?
How do I apply for certification?
I have applied for certification. Now what?
When can I schedule the certification exam?
What steps must I take if I have completed a prerequisite course and am ready to start the certification process?
I’m currently enrolled in Virtual Director Professionalism. How do I begin the certification process?
How do I begin the certification process if I’m registered to attend an upcoming Director Professionalism course?
How do I take the certification exam?
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is there an alternative to completing the program in-person?
What is the format of the NACD Directorship Certification® exam?
How long is the exam? How many questions does it entail?
How should I prepare for the exam?
How do I access the NACD Directorship Certification® Handbook?
Where can I take my exam?
Do I have to download anything on my computer?
What are the hardware and Internet speed requirements for online testing?
How do I know my computer will work with the online proctored software?
Does anything remain on my computer after the test?
Can I use a tablet or iPad to complete the online exam?
Is my workspace acceptable to complete the exam?
What are the exam rules on personal belongings?
How do I check-in for my test on exam day?
I can’t see the ‘Begin Exam’ button. What do I do?
How do I prove who I am?
My exam has started. Where is my proctor?
What do I do if I have a technical issue during my online proctored exam appointment?
What if I have a connection issue during the test?
I’m receiving an error message. What should I do?
Can I take a break during the exam?
Am I allowed to drink water during the exam?
How will I receive my score?
What if I fail the exam?
Are there Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations for the exam?
What other important information do I need to know?
Payments & Refunds
What is the cost of NACD Directorship Certification®?
How do I pay?
What do I need to do to cancel or reschedule my certification exam?
Will I incur the $250 rescheduling fee if there are issues during the check-in process for OnVUE?
How do I maintain my NACD Directorship Certification®?
How much is the recertification fee?
How do I receive education credits toward recertification?
What happens if I don’t complete the recertification process?
What is NACD?
What is a professional certification?
What does it mean to become an NACD Directorship Certified™ Director? Why is it important?
Is this the only program of its kind?
Do any other institutions offer education credit toward maintaining certification?
I don’t live in the United States. Can I still become certified?
I have passed my exam. When will I receive my certificate?
I am already an NACD Fellow. How does certification impact my Fellowship?
My question hasn’t been answered on this website. Who should I contact?