Use of the ICD.D Designation

As a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and a holder of the ICD.D designation, you have committed to achieving the highest standard of directorship.

What does the ICD.D stand for?

The ICD.D designation stands for ‘Institute of Corporate Directors, Director’ and is granted to individuals who have completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program,  have successfully passed the examination process, have committed to a minimum of 14 hours of ongoing governance education annually and are current members in good standing with the Institute of Corporate Directors. To date, 3,600 directors have earned the ICD.D designation.

Why should I use the ICD.D?

The ICD.D represents a lifelong commitment to excellence in the boardroom, a desire to stay current, and to be a more effective director. With an ICD.D, you are recognized as a director who can have more informed, focused and effective discussions around the boardroom table. When used in board biographies or proxy circulars, it demonstrates to stakeholders the best-in-class governance and leadership capacity on your board(s).

How do I use the ICD.D?

The ICD.D should accompany your legacy designations, if any. ICD.Ds are encouraged to use their designation in the following circumstances and any others deemed appropriate:
 

BUSINESS CARDS AND EMAIL SIGNATURES

Update your business card and e-signatures with the ICD.D following your name and any other designations you may have, for example:

JOHN SMITH, CM, ICD.D 

OFFICIAL BIOS AND PROXY CIRCULARS

Include the ICD.D in your personal and proxy bio with the following wording:

Long form: “[Your name] is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation.”
Short form: “[Your name], Institute of Corporate Directors, Director.”

Are there requirements to maintain the ICD.D?

Yes, to maintain the ICD.D, you need to be a current member in good standing with the Institute of Corporate Directors and to commit to a minimum of 14 hours of ongoing governance education annually. For details on ongoing governance education, please visit the ICD website at www.icd.ca/CEUs. Alternatively, contact ICD's Manager, Designations at designations@icd.ca for queries and additional information.