Successful completion is indicative of your commitment to good governance practices and associates you with a community of informed directors who value ongoing director professional development.


The assessment structure is

  1. Attendance
    1. Attend all three Foundations of Directorship sessions within 12 months

  2. Multiple Choice Quiz per session
    1. Online
    2. Open book
    3. 40 minutes comprising 9 multiple choice questions
    4. Pass mark is 65%
    5. One resit allowed per session

Timeframe for Completion

We strongly advise that the assessment tasks are completed and submitted within 4 weeks of completion of each session. This allows for marking and any required resits to be completed prior to the end of the three month assessment period.

Session       Completion of quiz (including any resits)
Governance for Directors   3 months from attendance
Strategy and Risk for Directors   3 months from attendance
Finance for Directors   3 months from attendance

All three quizzes must be completed within a 12 month period from the first session attended to be eligible for the Foundations of Directorship certificate.

Assessment outcomes

Assessment outcomes fall into two categories.

1. Foundations of Directorship Certificate   65% and above for all of the three quizzes
2. Foundations of Directorship — Statement of Attendance   No attempt at any of the three quizzes, or less than 65% in any or all of the three quizzes.


Results are reported as a grade only. The mark or percentage is not provided. Assessment tasks are not returned to participants.

Grade Attempt Result
Pass first attempt or resit attempt over 65%
Resit first attempt under 65%
Not successful resit attempt under 65%