Director Certificate Programs


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​NRECA’s Director Certificate Programs are specifically designed to help electric cooperative directors, at every stage of their service, understand their roles and responsibilities, stay up-to-date on the key issues and trends in the industry and prepare them to meet the challenges facing electric cooperatives now and in the future. NRECA offers director education courses throughout the year in conjunction ​with a variety of NRECA educational conferences and events across the country, in partnership with statewide associations and onsite at individual cooperatives.

The Director Certificate Programs are offered in three parts, taken in progression from fundamental to advanced:

  1. The Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certificate
  2. The Board Leadership Certificate (BLC)
  3. Director Gold Credential 

Our Instructors

NRECA’s world-class instructors bring into the classroom a wealth of wide ranging co-op experience in engineering, management, politics, finance, technology, and communications. Our instructors are also well versed in the cooperative business model and the key issues that face electric cooperatives today. All are skilled in fostering a learning environment characterized by critical thinking, open discussions and case studies designed to prepare directors to meet today’s governance challenges.​​​

Additional Educational Opportunities​

Additionally, NRECA offers two must-attend events for directors: The annual Directors Conference and the New Director Orientation (in partnership with CFC, NRTC and Federated Rural Insurance Exchange). NRECA also publishes a free monthly e-newsletter for directors called Boardroom Spotlight.

Visit our How NRECA Director Education Works page to learn more how all these programs and resources work together.

View your NRECA Course Attendance Record

Need to know how many more courses you need to complete your CCD, BLC or earn Director Gold status? Just select Member Center at the top of this page and then select My Course Record.

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