Investors, regulators, and other stakeholders want to be assured that directors are fully prepared to meet unprecedented disruptions, a proliferation of information, and escalating expectations.
NACD enables directors to demonstrate that they are prepared to understand complex issues, ask the right questions, apply leading practices, provide thorough oversight, and protect stakeholders' long-term value.
NACD credentials demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning, director professionalism, and strategic board leadership. NACD helps directors stay ahead of emerging issues and leading boardroom practices, connect with the distinguished network of NACD-credentialed directors, and qualify for special privileges.
NACD Directorship Certification®
NACD Directorship Certification is the premier US-based certification program designed to qualify corporate directors for effective boardroom performance. Based on an examination and continuing education, this certification indicates that a director has met the credential’s standards in areas related to specialized knowledge, expertise, and skills needed to discharge their fiduciary responsibilities as board members.
NACD Board Leadership Fellowship
NACD Board Leadership Fellowship recognizes qualified, experienced board directors for their stewardship and contributions to board service. The fellowship program provides a director-education road map for continuous learning and translates that knowledge into a clear signal to the market. NACD Fellowship® empowers directors to navigate today's rapidly changing business environment with a continuous-improvement plan so that today's directors are always ready for tomorrow's boardroom.
Cyber Risk Oversight Certificate
NACD has partnered with the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and Ridge Global to develop the Cyber-Risk Oversight Program. This program is designed for directors who wish to enhance their understanding of enterprise cyber-risk issues. The course confers the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, a tangible credential that demonstrates a firm commitment to cybersecurity literacy.