The CEO Institute and our program partner UNE Partnerships, the Education and Training Company of the University of New England are delighted to offer the Certified CEO program as an online certification course for today's and tomorrow's CEOs and senior managers… available globally, and without peer!
The Certified CEO program is designed for business leaders globally (CEOs and senior managers) and aspiring business leaders who are looking to build upon existing qualifications and business experience. Subject to your work experience, successful program completion leads to Full or Provisional Certification as a Certified CEO and the use of the post nominal CCEO or CCEO(prov).
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.
The Certified CEO program is delivered online, and consists of four modules containing high level business content. Each module is supported by a knowledge based assessable assignment. An over-arching Capstone project, as an application based assessable assignment is also required to complete the program. The program’s duration is approximately 300 hours of study, which can be undertaken within a 12 month time frame.
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What is The CEO Institute’s Certified CEO program?
The Certified CEO program is an online leadership program for aspiring and experienced executives. It aims to equip leaders worldwide with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully carry out executive leadership functions.
Who is eligible?
The Certified CEO program is designed for experienced and aspiring business leaders from around the globe. The program is aimed at CEOs and Senior Managers who are working in Government, Government Enterprises, Private Companies, Listed Companies, Partnerships, Sole Traders, Not-For-Profit Organisations and Charities.
Candidates who do not meet the requirements for certification can still undertake the Certified CEO program to improve employment-related skills for career development, and be assessed for certification at a future date.
How do I enrol?
Enrolment in the Certified CEO program is simple. Go to cceo.unep.edu.au/the-ceo-institute. Enrolment can be completed at any time, and as the course is delivered online, there are no set terms or semester dates.
How will I learn?
Candidates in the Certified CEO program complete the program in an online environment. Learning is done at your own pace, in your own time, using your compatible device.
All course content is available online, and delivered through a modern and intuitive Virtual Learning Environment. The Learning Environment is easy to navigate, and is presented in a rich and engaging format.
What if I require support while studying?
Candidates have access to a range of support services. These services are accessible using telephone, video conferencing or email throughout the duration of the course.
How is the Certified CEO program structured?
The Certiﬁed CEO program consists of four modules containing high level business content. Each module is supported by a knowledge based assessable assignment.
An over-arching Capstone Project is required to complete the program. The project is an application based assessable assignment that is completed at the end of the program.
The program can be completed within a 12-month timeframe.
Can I fast track my study?
We recognise that many of you will already have a vast range of personal, professional and academic experience prior to joining the Certified CEO program. To ensure that you can spend as much time learning new and exciting things as possible, we have incorporated a clever ‘fast-track’ feature into the design of the Certified CEO program.
Prior to the commencement of every ‘lesson’ within the program, you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your existing level of understanding. If you obtain 100% through this quick 'fast-track test' then you will be given the option to skip the remainder of the lesson altogether.
How much does the Certified CEO program cost and do you offer a payment plan?
Candidates have the option to pay the full course fee as an upfront payment on enrolment and enjoy a reduction to the standard course fee, or pay the standard course fee under the payment plan requiring an initial payment followed by 12 equal monthly instalments.
Course Fees & Payment Plan (Special Introductory Pricing*)
Applicable only to candidates domiciled in Australia:
* Please note that the special introductory pricing will be made available to the first 50 candidates enrolling in the program.
What are the payment methods?
What will I get out of the Certified CEO program?
What are the two levels of CEO Certification?
After successfully completing the Certified CEO program and subscribing to the International Institute of Directors & Managers (IIDM), there are two levels of certification available:
Subscription to IIDM is included in the course fee.
What are the criteria for MBA units of credit?
The program contributes up to four units of credit to the University of New England’s MBA program:
UNE is a regionally based, globally networked university that is renowned for the quality of its student experience, the excellence of its research, its commitment to innovation and inclusivity and its responsiveness to the aspirations of its students, staff, partners, and the New England community.
UNE Partnerships is the Education and Training Company of the University of New England. With an extensive history of industry leading innovation in the provision of online learning, UNE Partnerships is pleased to offer its expertise in online learning platforms, systems and knowledge in the delivery of the Certified CEO program alongside the University of New England and The CEO Institute.
When enrolling in the Certified CEO program you will be taken to the UNE Partnerships website.