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 2023 Programmes)
(For 2023 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 Professor Simon Haslam CDir, Carol Bolger CDir, Dr Deborah Benson, and Marie Collins CDir.View course leaders
Excellent course, really useful and interesting content, well-structured and professionally delivered.
The Chartered Director Programme provides a deep and meaningful exposure to the complex area of being a director in modern times.
The Chartered Director Programme content was entirely relevant to any executive and non-executive leadership role.
This is an excellent learning experience which I highly recommend. The Chartered Director Programme is of a very high quality, with supportive leadership, management, delivery and content. The peer to peer learning is also hugely beneficial.
I would highly recommend the IoD Chartered Directors Programme to anyone aspiring to become a competent and qualified Company Director.
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.
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.
Found the IoD Chartered Programme course to be informative, interesting, interactive, challenging, and more importantly it was enjoyable with the diversity of people involved in my Cohort.
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.
High standards of governance is now an essential requirement for all publicly funded bodies. In order to build on my previous board experience I really wanted to ensure I could meet and exceed the standards required for the organisations I work for. I benefited greatly from the expert tuition and group inputs. I now feel more confident that I am up to date with all the current developments in this area and have reached an externally benchmarked standard which is important in terms of building further opportunities for me with regard to my career. I want to thank all at the IoD for their support in achieving that.
The IoD Chartered Director Programme is an excellent course with top class educators. I firmly believe every board director should have to complete this course!
I felt that the IoD Chartered Director Programme is an excellent course with a breadth and depth that sets it apart. The people leading and delivering the programme were excellent and did everything they could to impart the knowledge and get you over the line.
I found the Chartered Director Programme to be an excellent and hugely rewarding experience. It provided practical, cutting-edge learning and development across a broad range of director competencies in business-critical areas. These includes areas such as strategy, leadership, organisational culture, risk and finance, and all underpinned by a thorough grounding in the increasingly complex legal responsibility framework within which Companies and Directors must now operate. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending this programme - a must have in my view for any existing or aspiring Directors.
I had been keen to do the IoD Chartered Director Programme for quite some time and I was delighted that it not only met but exceeded my already high expectations. The quality of the teaching is super and the interactive nature of the learning and discussions with my peers on the programme was fascinating and insightful. The qualification is rightly highly regarded, but the curiosity and the hunger it inspires for wider learning across industries and a broad range of challenges faced by boards is fantastic. I highly recommend this programme to folk progressing towards a senior level in their organisation as the value of undertaking it will compound over time.
The skills and knowledge gleaned from the CDir programme have allowed me to add further layers of value as a director of my company. Different peer perspectives from a myriad of industries also enriches the learning experience. I would have no hesitation recommending this programme.
The IoD Chartered Director Programme is professionally run, delivered by excellent presenters and covers an excellent blend of topics essential for a Director's professional development.
Registered Chartered Directors
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