Reciprocal Designation


The Directors College and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) of Université Laval have developed a reciprocal agreement, whereby their respective designations, Chartered Director (C.Dir.)and Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC), are recognized as equivalent.

Under the terms of the reciprocal agreement, graduates of one program can obtain the designation of the other program upon application and without further study or examination. This agreement recognizes the national stature and equivalency of Canada’s only two university accredited director certification programs.

The Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation is recognized across Canada. The Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC) designation is highly recognized in the province of Quebec. The Directors College and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés have renewed their agreement for the equivalency of their respective corporate governance certification.

The agreement allows the Directors to obtain a reciprocal designation and academic recognition of the other program. A Chartered Director (C.Dir.) wishing to obtain this dual designation must complete the application form and send it to the


Both the C.Dir. and the ASC are high profile designations in the governance space. For C.Dir. wishing to sit on boards or committees in Quebec, the ASC designation can be an added value for candidates when evaluating application and selecting board members.

Benefits for Chartered Directors (C.Dir.) with the dual designation:

  • Increased visibility with a CAS Alumni listing
  • Access to additional CPD eligible events
  • Receive newsletters and other communications issued by ASC
  • Expanded network of directors committed to good governance


Are you an Alumni of The Directors College and hold a C.Dir. designation?

To take advantage of the reciprocal designation, please first complete the application form and send it to If everything is in order, The Directors College will contact the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) and a member of their team will send you an invoice in the amount of $1,000. CAS will confirm in writing that you have obtained your reciprocal designation.

Are you currently enrolled in the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) program?

You can apply now for a reciprocal designation that will be granted to you once you have successfully passed the Chartered Director exam. The $1,000 fee is payable in one installment. Please complete the application form and send it to

Are you considering enrolling in the C.Dir. program and want to obtain the reciprocal designation?

When submitting your application to the C.Dir. program, indicate that you wish to obtain the reciprocal designation. When submitting your application online, choose the reciprocal-designation course and “Add to Cart” before checking out.

Who has obtained the reciprocal designation?

Click here to view the list of ASC graduates who have obtained the C.Dir. reciprocal designation.
Click here to view the list of C.Dir. graduates who have obtained the ASC reciprocal designation.


For more information, please contact The Directors College at 855-905-4943 or email us at