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.
Certification designations available on successful program completion:
Certification designation available on completing Modules 1 & 3 of the program:
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.
If you hold an accredited MBA or Master’s degree, you may be eligible for Certification after completing only two of the program modules listed below. Contact us for further information to assess your eligibility.
Associate Member status of The CEO Institute, and the right to use the post nominal AMCEOI.
"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."
Mark Egbedeyi-Emmanuel, P.Eng, RGDP, C.Dir, FIIDM
Union Gas Limited | An Enbridge Company
"The Certified CEO program offered by The CEO Institute is a great opportunity to acknowledge the gained experiences and proficiencies in leadership management through a worldwide recognised certification. The CEO Certification can be accomplished through different routes. I have selected the Certified CEO program through a fast-track option eligibility by completing the modules 'Strategy and Agility for the 21st Century' and 'Executive Leadership in Dynamic Environments'.
This program is fully delivered online through UNE Partnerships, the Education and Training Company of the University of New England giving me the maximum flexibility to study from abroad and whenever it fits into my schedule. Through the complete certification process I was supported by a very experienced direct contact person with short response time assisting me on all my specific questions.
The Certified CEO program gave me a great opportunity to apply and further strengthen my leadership skills. With the gained experiences and this certification I'm well prepared for a career as a future CEO".
Athanasios Itsos, CM® CCEO(prov) CEP®
Lead Cost Engineer
EUR ING, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.
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 assessable 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
The Certified CEO program modules are drawn from The CEO institute's Curriculum Framework of 15 critical subject areas. The subject areas evolved from the Institute's practical leadership development experience since 1992 in meeting the needs of CEOs and senior managers, and supporting them in their leadership roles.
The 15 Critical Subject Areas:
For each lesson, candidates are evaluated on their developed knowledge by undertaking a multiple-choice test. A score of 70% or more is required to progress to the next lesson. Candidates who believe they have prior learning capabilities in respect of a particular lesson, have the option to fast track (skip) that lesson by going directly to the multiple-choice test. On achieving a score of 100%, they can move onto the next lesson.
The final assessment requires the satisfactory completion of the Capstone Project, where the candidate must demonstrate an applied learning capability showing an understanding of the core concepts, skills and knowledge gained from undertaking each module. Candidates have the freedom to choose a project relevant to their employment or personal interest. Where there are multiple candidates from the same organisation, they may form a cohort and take a team approach to undertake the Capstone Project.
On the successful completion of the Certified CEO program, candidates will be able to demonstrate the following capabilities:
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, Senior Managers and Middle 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 https://www.unep.edu.au/ceo/ceoi/ . 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 payment by module?
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:
What is required for Certified Manager Certification?
Completion of Modules 1 & 3, plus three years' management experience.
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 costs USD1 for the first 12 months, and thereafter the annual subscription fee applies (currently USD99 p.a.).
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.
You have the option of enrolling in the Certified CEO program or choosing to pay for and complete the module most suitable for you.
When enrolling in the Certified CEO program you will be taken to the UNE Partnerships website.