Regulations and Policies
Examination Guides and Regulations
All candidates are bound by all IoD rules and regulations governing the conduct of the examination. Please ensure that you read the regulations prior to registration. Registering for an examination will be taken as confirmation that you have read and accepted these regulations.
IoD Examination Regulations
IoD Certificate Exam Guide
IoD Diploma Exam Guide
On the 1st October 2016 the IoD implemented a new exemption policy pertaining to candidates from modules for the Certificate in Company Direction, stating that candidates may be exempted from both the relevant course and the examination.
Exemptions are only issued on a like for like basis, which demands at least 70% syllabus similarity for an exemption to be granted. It is important to note that IoD exempts against relevant masters level modules of 10+ credits, and furthermore, exemptions against Batchelor’s cannot be considered.
IoD Exemption Policy
Disclosure of examination results to third parties
If you do not wish the IoD to disclose your results to third parties, including your tutors, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to opt out. This information will be limited to your grade (eg Pass).
In relation to the release of examination results to third parties (programme managers), if you have not ‘opted out’ for purposes of non-disclosure, the IoD may inform your regional director if you have been successful in the Certificate and Diploma examinations. This information will be limited to your grade (e.g. Pass).
Cancellation of examinations by IoD
In the rare situation where it is not possible for your examination to be conducted following efforts by IoD to accommodate the examination – for example in the event of natural disaster, geopolitical or other significant circumstances or where the conduct of agents appointed by IoD fail to discharge their responsibility, the result of which will carry a significant risk, candidates will be notified and offered a further examination sitting without charge. It is stressed that this will be extremely rare.