The valuable benefit of the programme is the chance to become part of a unique directors professional network consisting of individuals with a distinctive interest and expertise in corporate governance and board functioning.
Whilst candidates may be allowed exemptions from the relevant Certificate training course (except RDB), they will always be required to pass the examination.
Candidates wishing to undertake the exam only will be provided with a basic package of examination preparation material, e.g. the learning outcomes for the course and an examination overview. However, a more extensive package of preparation materials, e.g. the course manual, practice examination questions and access to learning resources, will only be available to candidates that participate in the training course.
Exempted candidates will be allowed two attempts at the relevant Certificate examination. However, if they fail twice, they will subsequently be required to attend the IoD training course prior to re-sitting the examination.