Maintaining CEUs

Individuals who have received the ICD.D are required to complete a minimum of 14 hours of continuing education annually (and maintain membership in the ICD) in order to retain their designation.
 

1. How do I calculate my Continuing Education Units?

The 14 hours is a yearly requirement, counted from January to December. Those who attained the designation after July 1st of any given year will be required to earn 7 hours in that first year, and those who attained the designation after October 1st of any given year will be required to earn 3 hours in that first year.
 

2. How do I know what is considered to be a continuing education activity?

The general rule of thumb is that any activity that enhances your knowledge of the boardroom and governance practices and consequently makes you a better director can be considered to be continuing education.
 

3. What broad categories and general activities count towards the 14 hours?

  • ICD Education Programs and Chapter Events (can account for all 14 hours): Activities include chapter events, conferences, seminars, workshops, formal education programs and one-day short courses.
  • Instruction/Mentorship (for up to half or 7 of the 14 CEUs required): Activities include mentoring; participating as a guest speaker or executive-in-residence at a formal director education program; acting as an examiner for the ICD.D oral certification exams; or developing or teaching governance courses.
  • Governance Research (up to half or 7 of the 14 CEUs required): Activities include publishing research, texts or articles related to improving governance and directors.
  • Reading (up to 4 hours of the 14 CEUs required): Books, studies, articles
  • Networking events (up to 4 hours of the 14 CEUs required): Activities include attending formal networking events such as the ICD Fellowship Awards Gala and alumni events. Credit towards networking is being considered given most directors tend to learn from interacting with their peers.
The following types of events count towards maintaining your ICD.D designation:

4. How do I report my CEUs?

You are no longer required to report your CEUs or individual activities through the ICD website and you may track them at your own discretion. However, on an annual basis, you will be asked to confirm that you have completed the requisite CEUs.