Setting the Gold Standard in Global Leadership

The CEO Institute is the first global certification body for CEOs, recognising excellence in business leadership.

The CEO Institute’s Certified CEO designation is a mark of respect and demonstrates your commitment to on-going leadership development. This certification sets the gold standard for acknowledging the professional qualifications, experience, and dedication of business leaders like you.

Certification designations and management experience requirements

  • Full Certified CEO Certification for CEOs or equivalent position with 5+ years’ CEO experience. Full Certification comes with the right to be called a Certified CEO and use the post nominal CCEO.
  • Provisional Certified CEO Certification for Senior Managers with 3+ years’ senior management experience. Provisional Certification comes with the right to use the post nominal CCEO(prov).
  • Full Certified Manager Certification for Middle Managers with 3 years’ management experience. This comes with the right to be called a Certified Manager and use the post nominal CertM.

Certification – Privileges and benefits

  • Competitive advantage – you stand out amongst your peers, especially when pursuing those highly sought after leadership positions.
  • Knowledge resource – you receive exclusive exposure and access to ongoing professional development, leadership innovation, and applied management thinking.
  • Impressive credentials – with the right to call oneself a Certified CEO and use the post nominal CCEO.

N.B: Provisional Certification also applies to Chief Executive Officers or equivalent positions with less than five years’ experience.

CEOs are defined as Chief Executives or their equivalent, from medium and large organisations.  Senior Managers are defined as any manager from a medium and large organisation, or the Chief Executive or their equivalent from a small organisation.

Middle Managers include Team Leaders and equivalent positions.

The International Institute of Directors and Managers

A subscription to the International Institute of Directors and Managers (IIDM) is a requirement under the Rules for Certification for achieving and maintaining certification. This subscription is complimentary for the first 12 months (in certain cases this subscription costs USD1 for the first 12 months), and thereafter the annual subscription fee applies (currently USD99 p.a.). Members of The CEO Syndicate and Future CEO programs, and candidates completing the full Certified CEO program, receive a complimentary subscription to IIDM.

Platform fundamentals supporting the Certification designations

  • Commitment to undertake continuous professional development through a subscription to the vast online resources of www.iidmglobal.com.
  • Commitment to act ethically and honestly in accordance with the laws covering business and corporations.
  • Proof of business education achievements appropriate to the certification designation awarded.
  • Proven track record in management and / or leadership capabilities appropriate to the certification designation awarded.
  • Triennial audit of continuous professional development requirements and use of post nominals.

Pathways to Certification

The programs listed below, outline the various pathway options available to achieve the 3 levels of certification and their associated certification designation.

1. Full Certified CEO Certification CCEO

  • CEO Certification 6 Day program + MBA or Master’s degree

2. Provisional Certified CEO Certification CCEO(prov)

  • CEO Certification 6 Day program + MBA or Master’s degree

3. Full Certified Manager Certification CertM

  • Certified Manager 4 Day Program

Your next step

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CCEO is a registered Certification Trade Mark of The CEO Institute.

The Rules for Certification, approved by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), set out the requirements for the approval of applicants as well as the standards of knowledge, experience and ongoing professional development that must be met in order to obtain the Certified CEO designation and use the post nominal. The ACCC, in approving the Rules for Certification, determined that they were satisfied that The CEO Institute demonstrates the attributes necessary to competently undertake the certification role in respect of the Certification Trade Mark.

For information on the Rules for Certification view here.