National Press Release for January 15, 2015

The American College of Corporate Directors to confer 34 Professional Director Certifications

BOSTON, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Director Certification, the "Gold Standard," original, most recognized and respected, and most challenging public company director credential, will be conferred on 34 American College of Corporate Director members at their "sold out" Ponte Vedra, Florida, Director Forum.

These thirty-four public company director members will earn one of the four levels of ACCD Certification that includes Professional, Advanced Professional, Masters Professional and Executive Masters Professional Director Certification.

Public company directors earn this Certification by completing a minimum of 40 and up to 150 hours of American College of Corporate Directors instruction, taught by professors from some of America's most prestigious business and law schools. The topic of the Ponte Vedra Forum is "Activist Investors and the Public Company Director."

Directors who earn an American College of Corporate Directors Certification, have it appear in their personal bio and their company's annual proxy, demonstrating to shareholders and regulators alike that the Certification holder has completed THE most rigorous, and extensive program of public company director education available. It is a prestigious credential showing that the director is not only well trained, but has taken the responsibility of public company directorship seriously.

The Professional Director Certification is available ONLY to American College of Corporate Directors members who are also members of the Corporate Directors Group. The organization includes nearly 1800 directors, nearly all representing public companies. Public company directors may join the Corporate Directors Group and enter the Certification process at no charge. To join, directors can visit: