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IBDC.D is the premier international Board Director certification available
for aspiring & experienced Directors.

Why get a regional Board certification when you can go global?

IBDC.D certification holders reside in over 50 countries with graduates applying IBDC.D knowledge in public, private, nonprofit, & private equity (PE) organizations of all sizes internationally. Join our growing global network of exceptional Directors who have greatly increased their appointment opportunities and elevated their modern Board operations knowledge.

The "Boarding School" for Leaders



The Differentiator: Get both the modern Board Director Candidate packaging AND modern Board operations knowledge all in one shot while ALSO earning your globally recognized International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification.


For Aspiring & Experienced Directors

Program Brochure

& Curriculum

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Started in 2012 as a Board Director coaching program, the IBDC.D credential has evolved to represent the pinnacle in international Board Director education and certification. Our program credentialing is open to all participants in any region. We strive to make an impact so you can make an impact.


Program graduates receive their IBDC.D certification, valid for a period of 3 years following their successful course completion. Within each 3-year recertification period, 15 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits are required for demonstrated ongoing professional development and to keep the designation active.

(See the Program Brochure & Curriculum for more details on earning CPEs)

The IBDC.D certification is aligned with a global network of Distributed Certification Model (DCM) Partners + Learning & Development (L&D) Program Integration Partners representing our Board education & certification program.


Program Testimonials

See what our amazing IBDC.D program graduates are saying...

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