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Current Dates and Fees: Chartered Director Programme

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The Chartered Director Programme in Ireland has two commencement points in each calendar year, January, and September. For more information, visit the Current Programme Dates and Programme Fees tabs below.

  • Please note that participants join the Programme as part of a cohort and complete the Programme with that cohort. Once having started the Programme, deferrals from one cohort to a later cohort are not permissible.

    • Cohort 66-69 will run from January 2021 to November 2021. (This schedule is subject to Government and health guidelines in relation to COVID-19).
    • Cohort 70-74 will run from September 2021 to June 2022. (This schedule is subject to Government and health guidelines in relation to COVID-19).

    September programmes (Cohorts 70-74) are now fully booked.  A cancellation list is in operation. The next available cohort for the Chartered Director Programme will be Cohort 75 which will begin in January 2022. This schedule is subject to Government and health guidelines in relation to COVID-19. Place offers for January 2022 programmes will be circulated in September to those who have completed the application process.

    Please contact the training department on 01-4110010 or email chartereddirector@iodireland.ie for further information.


    Please note the Chartered Director Programme fee includes examination entry fees for the Certificate and Diploma examinations, and candidates will be registered by the Institute of Directors in Ireland for their respective examinations. Should a candidate choose alternative examination dates and/or re-sit or defer an examination, additional fees will apply (see the fees tab for more information). Please see the details of the fees below.  For further information on exam registration please contact the training department on +3535 1-411 0010 or email chartereddirector@iodireland.ie.

    The Certificate and Diploma examinations take place online. Please see the dates for 2021 below.

    2021 Examination Dates for the Diploma in Company Direction

    • Examination date for Cohorts 66 – 69: 3rd November 2021
  • Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction Fees

    The fees for the Chartered Director Programme (inclusive of both the Certificate and the Diploma in Company Direction) are:

    • €13,650 for IoD Ireland members (for 2021 September programmes)
    • €14,145 for non-members (for 2021 September programmes)

    The Programme fee includes tuition, documentation, examination entry, plus tea/coffee and lunches on module days. A non-refundable deposit is required on booking a place. All Programme fees are payable in advance of the Programme commencement and a cancellation policy applies. Please note IoD Ireland membership costs €495 in the first year and just €325 each year thereafter and all applications are subject to approval by the IoD Council.

    Resit Fees* for Examinations

    • Certificate examination - £600 stg 
    • Diploma examination - £600 stg

    *These fees may be subject to change

    Becoming Chartered: The Professional Review Process Fee

    Having earned both the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction, Programme participants may progress (subject to eligibility criteria) to step four of the Chartered Director Programme and become a registered Chartered Director (CDir).  Please note that this process encompasses an additional cost. The enrolment fee is £720 stg + VAT 20% on a candidate's admission as a registered Chartered Director.