Ensure success. Secure your future.

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.

Program Benefits

  • Professional development based on world class best practice
  • Online Flexible learning at your own pace  and enrol anytime
  • Affordable course fees - pay by module or the full course fees upfront at a reduced price
  • Widely available
  • Up to 25 hours student support including video conferencing
  • Bespoke CEO leadership development
  • Prerequisite to becoming a Certified CEO
  • Up to four (4) credit units towards an MBA at The University of New England



Mark Egbedeyi-Emmanuel, P.Eng, RGDP, C.Dir, FIIDM
District Manager
Union Gas Limited | An Enbridge Company

"As part of my personal development plan and to improve my executive leadership presence, I searched for a training program to support this goal. I found the online Certified CEO program.
Two factors drove my enrolment: the flexibility of the program based on the 4 modules offered within the program structure, and how closely the 15 subject areas underpinning the modules, resonated with me. 
The flexibility to initially test my knowledge of the subject before going through the materials, provided tremendous benefit for my understanding of the subject matter and where to focus my efforts. I have really enjoyed the fast track option. The subject areas are key in supporting current business needs in this fourth industrial revolution era. The program is very  easy to navigate and I have not needed student support."


Program Structure

The Certified CEO program is delivered online, and consists of four modules (units) each of which is broken down into lessons. The course content is curated by UNE Partnerships from the Master’s level resources provided by the University of New England. Each module is supported by a knowledge based assessble assignment. An over-arching Capstone project, as an applied, 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.

Click on modules below for detailed course content

UNE Partnerships and the University of New England

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.

Your next step

Take control of your leadership development and...


When enrolling in the Certified CEO program you will be taken to the UNE Partnerships website.