The Professional Director Certification, conferred by the American College of Corporate Directors, awarded to 30 public company directors

Apr 16, 2014, 10:00 ET from Corporate Directors Group

BOSTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2007, the American College of Corporate Directors, the education and credentialing subsidiary of the Boston based Corporate Directors Group, introduced the Professional Director Certification, that now stands as the original, most recognized, credible, oldest and most challenging public company director credential. Thirty members of the Corporate Directors Group (, through its American College of Corporate Directors division, earned one of the four levels of director certification at a sold out director Forum in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Included in the awards were five, Executive Masters Certifications, the highest level conferred.

Public company directors earn this Certification by completing a minimum of 40 and up to 150 hours of director education, mainly taught by professors from some of the most prestigious business and law schools. The topic of the recent director forum was "How To Run A Successful Board meeting". When a director earns a certification, it appears in their personal bio and his company's annual proxy, and demonstrates to shareholders and regulators alike that the certification holder has completed THE most rigorous, and extensive program of public company director education available. It is a prestigious credential that shows that the director is not only well trained, but takes the responsibility of public company directorship seriously.

The Professional Director Certification is available ONLY to Corporate Directors Group members. The organization includes 1600 directors, nearly all representing public companies. Public company directors may join the Corporate Directors Group and enter the Certification process at no charge. To join, directors can visit: 

SOURCE Corporate Directors Group