Steps to Becoming Chartered
Step 1 - Expression of Interest
Step 2 - Certificate in Company Direction
Step 3 - Diploma in Company Direction
Step 4 - Becoming a Chartered Director - (Professional Review Process)
Current Dates & Fees
The Chartered Director Programme has two commencement points in each calendar year, January and September.Learn More
The costs for the Chartered Director Programme (including both the Certificate and the Diploma in Company Direction) are:
(For 2022 January programmes)
(For 2022 January programmes)
Programme Director and Course Leaders
The IoD Ireland Chartered Director Programme is led by a team of senior and highly qualified corporate governance experts, inclusive of the Programme Director Eileen Gleeson CDir, and course leaders such as Dr Simon Haslam, Carol Bolger CDir, Dr Deborah Benson, and Marie Collins CDir.View course leaders
The Chartered Director programme is an incredibly educational and comprehensive course that should be on the to-do list of any company director. It is one of the best things I have done for my career, and I only wish I had done it years ago!
An excellent course - would definitely recommend it. All of the IoD staff were superb with huge personal director experience which adds greatly to the teaching. Superbly run by Eileen - incredibly smooth and excellent exam prep days. Group work was so valuable - all of our cohort participated really well and I learned a huge amount from their experiences and expertise also.
What I enjoyed most about the IoD Chartered Director Programme was working with a group of peers and experienced lecturers. We got the opportunity to look at some real life problems and propose solutions and we were also able to benchmark ourselves against one another.
The best professional development programme I have undertaken. The programme provided the tools and techniques to help me approach business problems, ambiguities and opportunities in a more holistic and creative way.
Excellent course, really useful and interesting content, well-structured and professionally delivered.
I chose to do the Chartered Director Programme because I’ve recently been appointed to a board and I felt that the more formal training would complement me for my role as part of that Board. I would recommend the Chartered Programme to others, particularly those who are coming to a board for the first time, I think the detail within the programme will give them extra confidence, particularly if they’re not from a financial background.
I was delighted to have been awarded the prestigious IoD Chartered Director Qualification. The IoD Ireland team were excellent, including Eileen Gleeson, covering important areas such as the intricacies of Governance, Finance, Strategy and Leadership. This was a tough course with plenty going on in my business at the same time, but as the owner and CEO of an SME engineering firm, it was an incredible experience to meet another 19 people with such a wide span of different experiences and careers. Overall, this was an enlightening experience and I heartily recommend this to anyone else. It’s intense, there is no room for relaxing, the exams are tough, but you do come out “the other side” with a completely different perspective.
I loved the programme, it was well structured and well delivered with super support for people like me who are trying to fit this into a full time job. Although I am already on a number of boards, I learned a lot, and would say I am much better prepared for the future as a result of this.
The IoD Chartered Director programme is a 'must do' for iNED's or people considering a board career. The course addresses the full 360 skillset required to be effective in the boardroom. The practical nature of the Diploma exam is exemplary.
Registered Chartered Directors
The full list of IoD Ireland members who are registered Chartered Directors is available to view by clicking the below button.