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Certified CEO

Certified CEO | Recognising Excellence in Business Leadership

The CEO Institute is a global certification body for CEOs, recognising excellence in business leadership. Subject to the Rules for Certification, The CEO Institute offers the Certified CEO (CCEO) designation to Senior Managers and CEOs.

The Institute's Certified CEO designation is a mark of respect and a reason for pride. It sets the gold standard for acknowledging the professional qualifications and experience of business leaders.

The Benefits of Certification

  • Professional recognition- of experience and achievement at the highest level

  • Exclusive network - of fellow Certified CEOs

  • Knowledge resource - through access to ongoing professional development and applied management thinking

  • Competitive advantage - when applying for highly sought after leadership positions

  • Global perspective - via worldwide peer network

  • Impressive credentials - with the right to call oneself a Certified CEO and use the post nominal CCEO

How to become a Certified CEO

Only CEOs can undertake the experiential pathway to the Certified CEO designation. This requires joining The CEO Syndicate program and becoming a Fellow (attained after five years of continuous membership) of The CEO Institute. Fellows are granted Full Certification.

Future CEO members with a minimum of 3 years’ senior management experience, who attend at least 30 half-day meetings or 15 full-day meetings of the Future CEO program are automatically assessed for Provisional Certification as a Certified CEO, and, if successful, are entitled to use the post nominal CCEO(prov).


Contact the Certified CEO Program Director at cceo(at) 

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 to 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.

NB: The Rules for Certification will be made available to all applicants, at the time of applying for the Certified CEO designation.

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