BOSTON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Corporate Directors, a member based public company director continuing education and credentialing organization, will confer 22 Professional Director Certifications at their Director Education Forum in Boston, June 10 & 11. The ACCD, based in Boston, has 1900 public company director members and originated the first, and now "Gold Standard" professional director credential in 2007.
Earning any of the four levels of Professional Director Certifications requires a rigorous and challenging commitment. Certification candidates must complete a minimum of 40 Credit Hours and up to 150 Hours offered at venues throughout the country, to qualify. The Forum courses are taught by professors from the finest business schools in America, including Tuck at Dartmouth, Yale, Kellogg at Northwestern, Stanford and Harvard Business School. A continuing education program, Certifications must be renewed every two years or expire. The Professional Director Certification can only be renewed by participating in ACCD programs.
Among the 22 Certification recipients, 8 are in the highest level Masters group.
Continuing public company director education is looked upon favorably and many public companies encourage their directors to participate. A number of companies have all of the members of their board holding Professional Director Certifications from the American College of Corporate Directors. They recognize that it demonstrates that those directors have taken the time, and made the effort to stay current with the fast changing board issues and are able to better represent their shareholders.
Membership in the American College of Corporate Directors is free and generally limited to active public company directors.
SOURCE American College of Corporate Directors