Recognition of Prior Learning

The Chartered Member Assessment is a key criterion for entry to the category of Chartered Member. 

In order to sit the assessment candidates must have completed the IoD Company Directors’ Course (CDC) or equivalent. Candidates are assessed on their knowledge and understanding of The Four Pillars of Governance Best Practice, and the content of the CDC.

Some IoD members have been practising directors for some length of time and have not completed the CDC. In this case the option to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in place of the CDC is available. 

Process and criteria requirements when applying for Recognition of Prior Learning

  1. The candidate must have at least five (5) years elapsed time on two or more boards of directors, one (1) of which must meet two (2) of the following three (3) criteria:
    • Assets >$5m
    • Turnover >$10m
    • Staff >15
  2. The candidate must have completed, within the last five years, at least one (1) full day of IoD training (or equivalent) at post-CDC level (eg Experienced Director Masterclass (formerly Boards in Action), Chairing the Board, Leading Directors' Forum (formerly Company Chairmen’s Workshop) within the last five (5) years.
  3. The candidate must submit a reflective review exercise – outlining a governance challenge they have faced and their approach to dealing with it.

Please contact the Registrar for an application form and to discuss eligibility