Audit Committee Certified Program

Specialized Directors Education Program

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This program enables you to perform effectively on board audit committees. It is taught in two sequential modules.


E-Learning—Module 1

Covering compensation, strategy, and risk, you’ll explore audit committee charters and processes. You’ll gain an understanding of the specific roles of committee members and how to enhance the quality of audits. As the e-learning component this module can be completed at your leisure prior to arriving for the Audit Simulation.

Audit Simulation—Module 2

Covering committee mandate, process, and performance, you’ll collaborate with peers to explore risk-management processes and how risk relates to the audit committee. You’ll discover how character is the foundation for success, emphasizing behavioural and relational aspects of board committee work. This module is our board simulation module for the specialized audit program that uses actors in some sessions to offer an interactive learning experience.The Audit Simulation module is on-site residential.

Who Qualifies for the Audit Committee Certified Program

Candidates for the A.C.C. program would have:

  • A financial designation (i.e. CMA, CFA, CA, FCA, CPA)
  • If no designation, candidates must take a financial literacy quiz with a 75 per cent or higher passing grade

Note: candidates who have taken Module 1 of the C.Dir. Program are exempt from the principal based webinar

Now Taking Registrations

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Registration fee: The $6,250 registration fee (HST exempt) for the Audit Simulation includes both modules; 8 hours of e-learning, the two-day residential learning, the principle-based governance webinar, two nights accommodation, meals, all program materials, and the proctored exam.
Note: Chartered Directors (C.Dir.) receive a 10 per cent discount on the registration fee (which cannot be combined with any other offers). C.Dir. are also eligible for 16 CPD hours in completing the A.C.C. program.
Tax note: All Directors College programs qualify participants for a tax tuition receipt.

Upcoming A.C.C. Module Dates

The Audit Committee Certified Program Calendar
Audit Simulation
Module 2
May 13–14
Audit Simulation
Module 2
May 5–6

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