NACD Directorship Certification
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Find essential information on how to access and maintain your Certified Director credential. All resources are available within your Certification Status Page, including your transcript of earned recertification credits, plus information about accessing your certificate and badge.
NACD.DC™ Official Designation
NACD Directorship Certification® is an official acknowledgement of your achievement. Use the NACD.DC designation on your LinkedIn profile or anywhere you’d like to share your professional accomplishment.
Only directors who have passed the exam and actively maintain their certification status can use the NACD.DC post-nominal designation.
Credly Digital Badging
Digital badges serve as proof of your professional credentials and offer easy, instant verification. Display it on your LinkedIn profile and across a variety of applications as a mark of recognition, affiliation, and accomplishment.
Credly also provides digital certificates to recognize your NACD Directorship Certification credential. Like the badge, this portable competency can be easily shared on social media and other referral platforms.
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Update your professional biography and regulatory filings with your new designation, so investors and other stakeholders know about your commitment to strong governance.
NACD Directorship Certification
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Email the NACD Credentialing Team who can help you navigate the program, benefits, and resources.
Recertification is required every 24 months (2 years) to maintain an active NACD.DC designation.
Maintain an active NACD Directorship Certification credential with continuing education credits and a recertification fee. Ongoing learning lets you keep up to date and relevant on the most important governance competencies. You will get emails reminding you to track your recertification status.
- Earn 32 credits
Your 24-month recertification cycle begins the day after you pass the exam.
- Attend Events & Webinars
Earn your credits through NACD events, volunteering as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in exam development activities, or participating in an approved Education Network program..
- Pay a Recertification Fee
A $195 recertification fee every two years is payable online, after you’ve met your recertification credit requirements.
To receive credit for a program completed through our education network, please send your Certificate of Completion to email@example.com, and allow ten (10) business days for the program credit to appear on your transcript.
Hundreds of in-person and virtual events make it easy to earn credits and keep your credential and learning up to date.
NACD Directorship Certification provides the body of knowledge necessary to understand and put into practice how governance is evolving and builds in the opportunity to strengthen this knowledge through recertification.
Hussain Hasan, NACD.DC