GECB - Certified Board Member. Get Certified

What does it take to be an effective board member? It's more than just attending meetings and providing oversight. It's about understanding the complexities of governance and making informed decisions that drive business success. That's where the Certified Board Member program comes in. This comprehensive certification program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective board member. With the CBM program, you'll gain the confidence and skills to make a real impact in your role as board member.

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Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Chinese simplified and Portuguese | Questions: 50 | Duration: 60 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based

Review manual
  • Personalized digital book branded with candidate name
  • Access to online study tools with quizzes and practice exam
  • Exam Content enriched with real-world examples and case studies
  • valuable study tips and exam techniques
Exam Voucher
  • Your Exam is online and proctored based
  • Use a webcam and a reliable internet connection
  • Take your exam anywhere and anytime
  • Get results immediately
Certification Toolkit
649.99
  • Comprehensive Learning System with exam voucher
  • Premium digital badge and certificate
  • Unique link for online verification anytime, anywhere
  • Up to 3 years of certification validity (Renewable)

Description

Certified Board Member (CBM) certification program is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective and competent board member. The program covers a range of topics such as corporate governance, risk management, strategic planning, financial management, and leadership. The CBM program is designed to provide individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a board member, as well as the tools and techniques needed to make informed decisions and drive the success of their organization.

The CBM certification program is ideal for individuals who are currently serving or aspire to serve on a board of directors. This program is also relevant for professionals who work closely with board members, such as senior executives, corporate secretaries, legal advisors, and consultants. By obtaining the CBM certification, individuals can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to best practices in corporate governance and enhance their professional credentials as a board member.

Why getting certified?

Getting certified as a Certified Board Member (CBM) can help enhance your skills and knowledge in corporate governance and strategic decision-making, which are critical for effective board leadership. A CBM certification demonstrates to current and potential board members, investors, and stakeholders that you possess a deep understanding of board operations, risk management, financial stewardship, and legal compliance. This certification can also open up new career opportunities and increase your earning potential in the field of corporate governance. Furthermore, by undergoing rigorous training and assessment to obtain the CBM certification, you will be better equipped to contribute to the success of the organization and enhance shareholder value.

Eligibility requirements

Here are the eligibility requirements for the Certified Board Member (CBM) certification program:

  • Holding a CCGE designation
  • Holding a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited institution
  • Having a minimum of one (1) year of experience as member of a board of directors or similar governing body.
  • Completion of at least 30 hours of training with a GECB approved partner.

Note: The self-study option is available only to candidates who can demonstrate extensive experience as a board member.

Certification Process

Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility Before embarking on your journey to becoming a GECB Certified Board Member (CBM), it's crucial to evaluate your eligibility. Review the prerequisites and criteria to ensure you meet the necessary qualification and experience level.

Step 2: Submit Your Application Once you've confirmed your eligibility, submit your application for the CBM program. Our streamlined application process is designed to make it easy for you to take the next steps towards achieving professional excellence.

Step 3: Application Review, Approval, or Denial Our dedicated team will thoroughly review your application to assess your eligibility. You'll receive prompt notification of either approval or denial. In the case of denial, we'll provide feedback and guidance on how to meet the requirements.

Step 4: Purchase Your Certification Toolkit (Upon Approval) Upon approval, you can proceed to purchase your CBM certification toolkit. This bundle includes access to essential study materials and resources to help you prepare efficiently for the examination.

Step 5: Prepare for Your Exam To excel in your CBM exam, you are encouraged to join an official training course with a GECB-approved partner, benefitting from a thorough exam preparation, expert guidance and a second chance exam retaking with 50% discount. Alternatively, self-study candidates opting for independent exam preparation should have extensive experience in the field to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the content.

Step 6: Schedule Your Exam GECB offers multiple opportunities to take your online exams. CBM exams are held four times a year, at the end of each quarter. However, additional exam windows can be requested by GECB approved partners. Select a suitable exam date and write to us for scheduling.

Step 7: Take Your Exam Online Sit for your CBM exam, and upon completion, receive your instant results. Our automated system will swiftly assess your performance and provide you with your exam outcome.

Step 8: Become Certified Upon successfully passing the exam, the certification committee will review the report submitted by our proctor. Within seven days, you'll receive your prestigious digital premium certificate suitable for framing. Our digital badges and certificates are accessible and verifiable anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, partners or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.

Step 9: Receive Your Hard Copy Certificate (Optional) For those who prefer a tangible symbol of their achievement, GECB offers the option to receive an official hard copy certificate with a premium stamp. Upon your request and for additional cost, our certification committee will expedite the production of this prestigious document. Within 30 days, your hard copy certificate will be dispatched through internationally recognized courier services such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, or equivalent, ensuring its safe and timely delivery to your doorstep.

Step 10: Maintain Your Certification At GECB, we understand that professional development is an ongoing journey. To keep your designation current and continuously reflect your expertise, each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. The process of maintaining your certification is straightforward. You are required to provide proof of a minimum level of continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership within the GECB community of certified professionals. For a nominal fee of 149 USD, your certification is extended for another three years period. There's no need to undergo the examination process again. The GECB Certification Committee will promptly issue a new premium digital certificate, ensuring your professional standing remains at its peak.

Note: With our membership policy, you will enjoy the benefits of renewing all your certifications by paying a single fee, rather than incurring separate renewal cost for each certification obtained, as our competitors do.

Join the ranks of distinguished professionals who have chosen GECB for their career development. Experience the quality and excellence that set GECB apart in the world of professional certification.

  • Section 1 Board Processes and Practices
  • Section 2 Board Leadership and the Chairman of the Board
  • Section 3 Board Compensation
  • Section 4 Executive Compensation
  • Section 5 Audit Committee
  • Section 6 Governance Committee
  • Section 7 Nominating Committee
  • Section 8 Compensation Committee
  • Section 9 Risk Management Committee
  • Section 10 Board Performance and Continuous Improvement
  • Section 11 General Corporate Issues
  • Section 12 Legal and Ethical Considerations for the Board

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2024 Exam Windows

  • March 25 or 31
  • June 24 or 30
  • September 22 or 30
  • December 22 or 30

Learning options available

Instructor-Led Learning

  • Structured Learning Environment: Ideal for individuals who thrive in a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes provide a well-organized and guided approach to your certification journey.
  • GECB-Approved Partners: These classes are conducted by GECB-approved partners worldwide, ensuring quality instruction.
  • Peer Interaction: Benefit from valuable peer discussions and networking opportunities, enhancing your understanding of the subject matter.

Instructor-Supported Learning

  • Flexible Support: Designed for candidates who seek instructor support but have unpredictable schedules.
  • Personalized Assistance: Receive personalized assistance online from GECB-approved partners.
  • No Set Meeting Times: There are no required meeting times, allowing you to complete assignments and study at your own pace.

Corporate and Group Learning

  • Tailored for Groups: Ideal for both small and large groups, offering flexibility for self-study or instructor-led classes.
  • Virtual Learning: GECB assists in organizing groups, whether participants are in one location or geographically dispersed.
  • Structured Progress Tracking: Utilize online group reporting to monitor progress, ensuring your training investment is optimized.

Self-Study Option

  • Eligibility: Suited for experienced professionals with busy or unpredictable schedules.
  • Learn at Your Own Pace: Study independently with complete autonomy in your learning process, aligning with your unique schedule.
  • Exam Flexibility: Schedule and take your exam online within the allotted period, providing convenience and control over your certification journey.
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