Exams – Frequently Asked Questions
When are the upcoming exam dates?
- June 15-26, 2015
- October 19-30, 2015
- January 18-29 2016
- June 13-24 2016
- October 10-21 2016
Where do I write the exam?
Exams can be scheduled in most locations across Canada. If we do not have a proctor location in the city you wish to write in, we may ask for your assistance in providing us with the name of a local law firm.
What is the length of the exam and what materials are examinable?
The Chartered Director (C.Dir.) exam is 4 hours in length and is 200 multiple choice questions. All of the written materials contained in the Reference binder, and the binders for Modules 1-4 are examinable. None of the business case studies are examinable however, the 5 legal cases covered in Module 1 are examinable i.e., Repap Enterprises, Walt Disney Company, Standard Trustco Ltd., Peoples Department Store and YBM Magnex.
The Human Resources and Compensation Committee exam is 3 hours in length and 150 multiple choice questions. All written materials from both Module 1 and 2 are examinable with the exception of the case studies.
The Audit Committee exam is 3 hours in length and 150 multiple choice questions. All written materials from both Module 1 (E-Learning) and 2 (On-Site) are examinable.
How long after I complete Module 5 (or Module 2 for HRCC or ACC) do I have to successfully complete the exam?
You have 14 months to successfully complete the exam after your last module.
What is considered a passing grade?
70% is the minimum passing grade.
If I am unsuccessful the first time I write the exam can I write it again?
Yes, you can re-write the exam up to 2 more times, but must be completed within 14 months of completing your last module.
If I have not written the exam within my 14 month time frame, what happens?
You are no longer eligible to obtain your designation and will need to start over.
Are practice exams available?
Yes, after you complete your last module you will have access to practice exams through your individual profile on The Directors College website.
- Module 1: Accountability and Change in Vancouver, BC (March 28-30, 2019)
- Module 4: Effective Governance Under Complex Circumstances in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 11-13, 2019)
- Module 5: The Board Simulation in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 2-4, 2019)
- Module 2: Leadership and Strategy in Vancouver, BC (May 30-1, 2019)
- Module 3: Oversight and Finance in Vancouver, BC (September 12-14, 2019)