You will be required to download and complete the Application form for the Chartered Director qualification. Upon completing the application form please return your form, with payment, to the address detailed within the application form.
Further guidance is also available to support the completion of your application form.
Download an application form
Download guidance documentation
Please note that you will be expected to provide the following alongside their application:
- A set of company accounts listing all directors
- An organisational chart highlighting the board and listing all directors
The IoD will review your completed application and supporting documents.
Providing the requirements are met, you will then be issued with a blank portfolio of experience for completion.
The fee for undertaking the Chartered Director qualification is £675 + VAT.
2. Portfolio of experience
The portfolio forms part of the assessment of the Chartered Director qualification. It informs interviewers and provides the basis for the discussion on the day of the interview.
You will be required to draw upon your experiences as a director across the five key areas;
- Vision, Purpose, Values and Ethics
- Strategic Thinking and Stakeholder Management
- Delegation to Management
- Discharging your Duties as Director and as a Competent Member of a Collective and Responsible Body
- Exercising Effective and Accountable Leadership
In the portfolio, you are required to provide examples of your own personal contribution to,
and participation in, the Board’s work and come prepared to discuss these examples at interview.
An interview date can be reserved before submission of the portfolio but will not be confirmed until the portfolio has been received by the Chartered Director team.
The portfolio must be submitted well in advance of the scheduled interview date or you will risk cancellation of the interview.
The cost for cancelling an interview within 60 days of the scheduled date is 50% of the Chartered Director fee.
3. Formal Interview
The interview is a structured and confidential process based on the candidate’s portfolio of experience.
The interview is conducted by two Chartered Director interviewers who will explore your portfolio and the scope of your role(s) as a director.
You will be expected to expand upon your portfolio during the interview process by providing examples of your personal involvement in particular activities or how you have led the board in a particular context.
The interview duration ranges between 75 and 90 minutes. All interviews are audio recorded as part of our quality assurance process.