NACD <em>Governance Fellowship</em>

NACD Governance Fellowship


NACD Governance Fellowship—one of two NACD Fellowship® paths—empowers new directors and aspiring public company directors with a pathway of continuous insights, intelligence, and leading boardroom practices.

NACD Governance Fellows build their knowledge of corporate governance on a solid foundation and translate that knowledge into The Gold Standard Director Credential®—recognized by the director community, investors, and regulators.

Be recognized as an NACD Governance Fellow. Begin with the NACD Foundation Course Director Professionalism®. Build on your foundation of knowledge by earning four (4) credits. Maintain your credential by earning four (4) credits through NACD's wide variety of director education programs each year.

Step 1: Complete Director Professionalism® 

Begin your Fellowship path by attending Director Professionalism.

Boardroom fundamentals for new and aspiring directors.

NACD Director Professionalism®
Next up: Nashville, TN
March 25–27, 2018


Step 2: Complete Four (4) Credits 

Build on your foundation by earning four (4) NACD Fellowship Credits within one year. These credits can be any combination of Skill* and/or Collaborative** Credits.

Earn all credits at once by attending the following upcoming annual specialty event: 

NACD Global Board Leaders' Summit: 12 Skill + 10 Collaborative

Additional opportunities to earn credits include: 

Live Webinars: 1 Skill
Peer Exchanges: 3 Collaborative
Local Chapter Events: vary

Please visit our event calendar for a full listing of events credits. Once a course is completed, your credits are recorded and uploaded to your NACD profile.

*Skill Credits are earned through NACD programs that heighten expertise, teach a new skill, and improve productivity in the boardroom.

*Collaborative Credits are earned through NACD programs which feature outside perspectives, are more interactive, and provide outstanding networking.

Please review your Fellowship transcript for a history of your NACD completed courses in your Fellowship path.

Step 3: Maintain Four (4) Credits Annually 

Maintain your Governance Fellowship credential by earning by earning four (4) credits year after year.

View your profile to view your Fellowship cycle and credits required.

Please visit our event calendar for a full listing of events and Fellowship credits.



Start your pathway for Fellowship by registering for:

Virtual Director Professionalism


For more information, contact or 571-367-3700.