American College of Corporate Directors nears 2000 members; originated and confers the Professional Director Certification

Nov 16, 2015, 10:00 ET from American College of Corporate Directors

BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Corporate Directors, an education and credentialing organization for public company directors, now approaches 2000 public company director members. The ACCD manages and administers the Professional Director Certification program, considered by most to be the premier public company director credential. Originated in 2007, one of the four levels of Professional Director Certification is held by hundreds of directors who have qualified by completing a certain number of hours of education, taught principally by professors from some of Americas leading business and law schools including Harvard, Dartmouth Tuck, Northwestern Kellogg, Duke, University of Chicago and Stanford.

The four certification levels include Professional, Advanced Professional, Masters and Executive Masters. For the highest level, Executive Masters, a director must successfully complete 150 credit hours and include 10, day and a half director education forums. The Professional Director Certification program is the "Gold Standard" of continuing public company director education. When the Certification is seen in a directors biography in a company proxy, shareholders can be assured that this director has taken the time, and made the effort, to keep current with fast changing corporate governance issues.

Founded in 2004, the American College of Corporate Directors is dedicated to providing the best director education available and membership is free to public company directors. The organization web site:  contains  information on the various educational venues and includes a new member application. Candidates are vetted and accepted after director credential are verified.

The next ACCD Director Education Forum will be held March 30 & 31, 2016 in Ponte Vedra, Florida

SOURCE American College of Corporate Directors