Chartered Member (CMInstD) is the next step after Member on the Chartered Membership pathway.
You can become a Chartered Member when you have:
To become a Chartered Member, you also have to be on the board of a qualifying organisation* with distinct, separate executive and governance functions.
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A qualifying organisation has separate executive and governance functions, in the opinion of our council. For example, a qualifying corporation would have, in the council’s opinion, a meaningful separation of the roles of senior managers from those of members of the board of directors.
The organisation’s size and sector do not matter – not-for-profit, school, and trust board members can qualify.
We need the full legal name of the organisation and, if it’s a company, its company number.
The Company Directors' Course (CDC) is the benchmark for directors and senior leaders reporting to boards. It is a pre-requisite to becoming a Chartered Member.
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If you took the course before 2007, we recommend you take the current Company Directors’ Course before your assessment. The course has been modified several times since you participated.
We have previously recognised as equivalent learning:
If you are a highly experienced director, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning instead of attending the CDC.
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The Chartered Member assessment shows that you have met standards that help you carry out your duties.
The assessment tests your knowledge of The Four Pillars of Governance Best Practice and the content of the Company Directors' Course.
The assessment has two parts:
For detailed assessment information and to apply, go to Chartered Member assessment
If you have passed the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Company Director’s Course assessment, or been awarded Waikato University’s G3 Postgraduate certificate in governance, you only have to take part A of the assessment – the exam – not part B, the assignment.
As a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, you make an annual confirmation for our council that you:
This includes confirming that you have not:
Lastly, you confirm that you are a fit and proper person to be a Chartered Member of the institute.
We ask members unable to confirm any of these points to make a disclosure to the registrar when registering interest in the Chartered Member assessment