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NACD Directorship Certification®

Take your exam from home. Simply choose 'Online at my home or office' when presented with exam options. Learn more about OnVUE.

The NACD Directorship Certification® is the premier director designation available in the United States. This program is designed to be a qualification that keeps pace with the ongoing changes in corporate governance, positioning you to meet the biggest boardroom challenges. NACD Directorship Certification is made for directors, by directors, and is more than a credential. It is a declaration to your peers and stakeholders that you are capable of leading in the boardroom today and that you are committed to engaging in the ongoing education that will enable you to lead in the future.

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Get certified from your home or office

Take your NACD exam conveniently from home through OnVUE online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.

Watch the short tutorial video on the NACD Online Exam Prep Resources homepage to see how convenient it is to test from home or work. Be sure to run the system test before you sign in to register for an online proctored exam. Good luck!

Government-Issued ID Requirements

You are required provide a government-issued ID (e.g., passport, driver’s license, identification card) to gain exam access.

Name requirements:

  • The first and last name on the government-issued ID must match the first and last name the candidate used to register for the exam.

Photo requirements:

  • Your government-issued ID must include a recent, recognizable photo.

Testing Accommodations

If you require testing accommodations, please reach out to before scheduling your exam. You are required to complete an NACD ADA Accommodations Request Form, and upon approval, we will provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations related to the testing process.


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Last updated 2022-04-18