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Certification - CEOs, Senior & Middle Managers

The CEO Institute is the first global certification body for CEOs, Senior Managers and Middle Managers, recognising excellence in business leadership.

Certified CEO (CCEO) Certification 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.

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.

Certification designations and management experience requirements

  • Full Certified CEO Certification for CEOs or equivalent position with 5+ years’ CEO experience. Full Certification comes with the right to be called a Certified CEO and use the post nominal CCEO.
  • Provisional Certified CEO Certification for Senior Managers with 3+ years’ senior management experience. Provisional Certification comes with the right to use the post nominal CCEO(prov).
  • Full Certified Manager Certification for Middle Managers with 3 years’ management experience. This comes with the right to be called a Certified Manager and use the post nominal CertM.

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.

Certification - Privileges and benefits

  • Competitive advantage - sets you apart from your peers, especially when pursuing those highly sought-after leadership positions.
  • Impressive credentials - a professional designation (CCEO, CCEO(prov), or CertM) with global recognition of your business education and work experience capabilities.
  • Knowledge resource - access to the vast online business resources of www.iidmglobal.com to support your continuing professional development.

Educational Pathways to Certification

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.

Pathways to Certification

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

  • The CEO Syndicate Program, or
  • The CEO Syndicate Program @ Zoom (fully virtual), or
  • Certified CEO Program (fully online), or
  • Certified CEO Program (fully online) - 2 Modules only + MBA or Master's degree, or
  • Approved MBA

2. Provisional Certified CEO Certification CCEO(prov)

  • Future CEO Program, or
  • Future CEO Program @ Zoom (fully virtual), or
  • Certified CEO Program (fully online), or
  • Certified CEO Program (fully online) - 2 Modules only + MBA or Master's degree, or
  • Approved MBA

3. Full Certified Manager Certification CertM

  • Certified Manager Program @ Zoom (fully virtual), or
  • Certified CEO Program (fully online) - Modules 1 & 3 only, or
  • Approved MBA - 2 Units only
  • Government-recognised Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma

Currently available in your location

Face to Face programs

Australia - The CEO Syndicate Program, Future CEO Program
New Zealand - The CEO Syndicate Program

Available globally

The CEO Syndicate Program @ Zoom
Future CEO Program @ Zoom
Certified Manager Program @ Zoom
The Certified CEO Program
Approved MBA

Enquire today about the certification pathway most suitable to you


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