Chartered Director

As the only institute in the world to offer qualifications for directors under Royal Charter, influential figures from business and beyond continue to recommend IoD training for executive and non-executive directors.


Applicants to Chartered Director must be a member of the IoD and must meet the eligibility requirements.

These are:

  • 5 full years' experience in a director level role, or 3 full years' experience in a director level role, plus a chartered professional qualification (via examination).
  • You must also hold the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction.
  • Applicants must apply within 10 years from the date of completion of the Diploma in Company Direction.

Chartered Director interviews are held frequently at the IoD's London office at 116 Pall Mall with two qualified Chartered Director interviewers. Interviews can also be undertaken remotely.

Applicants need to complete a portfolio of board experience for review; there is a fee for application.

The designation of Chartered Director is awarded to individuals, but the skills and expertise gained will benefit their board, company and customers.