BOSTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Founded in Boston in 2004, The American College of Corporate Directors, formerly the Corporate Directors Group, is a member based, continuing education organization for public company directors as well as selected C Suite executives looking to serve on a public board. The ACCD currently has almost 2000 members. As the originators, and administrators of the Professional Director Certification, widely regarded as the " Gold Standard" public company director credential, the ACCD oversees the curriculum and confers the Certifications.
Earning one of the four levels of Professional Director Certification requires a rigorous and challenging commitment. The first level Certification requires 40 Credit Hours and two, day and a half education Forums taught by professors from the country's top business and law schools including, Kellogg, Stanford, Harvard, Tuck and Yale. The top level, Executive Masters Certification, the "PhD" of the program, requires 150 Credit Hours and ten, day and a half director education forums. Over 700 directors are currently in the Certification program and 34 credentials were conferred at the most recent Director Forum in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Additional Forums are held in Boston and Phoenix, Arizona annually.
Shareholders and regulators alike expect, in directors, a high level of knowledge and experience. Continuing education is looked upon favorably and an American College of Corporate Directors Certification demonstrates that a director has taken the time, and made the effort, to stay current with fast changing governance directives.
Membership in the American College of Corporate Directors is free of charge for directors, as are most of their education venues, the exception being the three Director Forums. The ACCD invites all directors to join and they may do so by visiting: www.corporatedirectorsgroup.com/join-now
SOURCE American College of Corporate Directors