The CEO Institute's certification designations are a mark of distinction and respect, and recognise excellence in business leadership. Certification sets the gold standard for acknowledging professional qualifications, assessed on business education, work experience, and a commitment to continuing professional development.
Currently, CCEO is a registered Certification Trade Mark in Australia, NZ, USA, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil, and South Africa.
The Journey of the first Future CEO cohort facilitated by Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) graduating with provisional certification.
At The CEO Institute we understand the 'one size fits all' approach to certification doesn't work. We more than anyone understand the CEO journey, and accordingly we recognise 3 levels of certification, to award the most appropriate certification designation to reflect your career circumstances.
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.
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.
Recognising we all have different circumstances and needs, The CEO Institute offers a range of educational pathways, consisting of certification programs catering for CEOs, Senior Managers and Middle Managers world-wide.
We have our own range of face to face and online program options, as well as approved MBAs delivered by Universities and Business Schools. Whilst our face to face programs aren’t available in every location, our online program is available globally.
Most countries have Universities and Business Schools delivering an approved MBA as a recognised Certification Course. Look for our Global Certification Seal authorising formal recognition of an Approved MBA.
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
2. Provisional Certified CEO Certification CCEO(prov)
3. Full Certified Manager Certification CertM
Australia - The CEO Syndicate program, Future CEO program
New Zealand - The CEO Syndicate program
India - CEO Certification 6 Day program, Certified Manager 4 Day program
Malaysia - Future CEO program, CEO Certification 6 Day program
Nigeria - CEO Certification 6 Day program
Qatar - Future CEO program
Sri Lanka - CEO Certification 6 Day program, Certified Manager 4 Day program
UAE - CEO Certification 6 Day program, Certified Manager 4 Day program
Uganda - CEO Certification 6 Day program
Available globally - The Certified CEO program
Enquire today to learn which pathway is most suitable for you and to learn which certification designation you are entitled to receive.
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.