Special Offer: Buy any two or three certifications for a 25% discount across all, and receive discounted pricing for groups of three or more. Contact us for details.

Why Should You Get Certified?

Stay Ahead of Regulatory Action

With the regulatory landscape constantly evolving, get ahead by learning how to properly address the risks and opportunities.

Complete Further Education

Take advantage of a self-paced eLearning curriculum, allowing you to upskill around your day job at your own pace to close the skills gap in mission critical areas.

Be Proactive and Responsive

Stakeholder demands around ESG and climate are ever-growing whilst cyber & AI ethics are an integral part of risk oversight. Respond proactively and responsibly to stay ahead of the curve.

Climate Leadership Certification

Corporate leaders are pressured to meet the challenges and opportunities of climate change. The Diligent Climate Leadership Certificate Program prepares you to oversee climate risk and create sustainable growth strategies for your company.

  • Exclusive curriculum developed with industry experts including Glass Lewis and the ESG & Impact Practice at Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • 8 courses featuring video panel recordings, curated readings and interactive exercises which take on an average 3 hours to complete
  • Earn up to 23 hours Continuing Legal Education credits and 7.9 CPE credits
Diligent Climate Leadership Certification Program from the Diligent Institute
Diligent Cyber Risk and Strategy Certification Program from the Diligent Institute
Cyber Risk & Strategy

With the ever-expanding landscape of cybersecurity and cyber regulations, more is being demanded of board members to effectively oversee this mission-critical risk. Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT risk, it’s an enterprise-wide risk at the top of the board agenda. The Diligent Institute Cyber Risk & Strategy Certification gives you the essential knowledge and expertise to oversee cybersecurity.

  • Curated in partnership with renowned subject matter experts  
  • 5 interactive eLearning courses featuring videos, curated readings and quizzes 
  • Access an interactive table top exercise and final comprehensive exam to put your knowledge to the test
ESG Leadership Certificate 

With increased pressure from regulators, investors and shareholders, modern leaders are seeking education on ESG issues. The Diligent ESG Leadership Certificate Program in partnership with Competent Boards prepares you with the necessary skills and knowledge to address ESG challenges and opportunities.

  • 12 interactive eLearning modules featuring videos and in-depth fireside chats with renowned global ESG experts, curated reading material and a comprehensive exam
  • Complete the Certificate Program in as little as 12 weeks, or up to 12 months
  • Address ESG skills gaps in the boardroom to meet stakeholder demands
Diligent ESG Leadership Certification Program from the Diligent Institute
AI Ethics & Board Oversight Certification

Making sound, ethical decisions on artificial intelligence (AI) for your organization is imperative. Our certification program helps board members and executives like you navigate the ethical and technological issues inherent in AI, so you can steer your organization toward sustainable, trustworthy practices.

  • Learn more about ethics and compliance frameworks, the context and basics of AI, the intersection of AI and ethics, regulatory considerations and how to structure board oversight of AI-related decisions
  • Access an exclusive curriculum developed in partnership with Volkov Law and other industry experts
  • Participate in immersive, guided thought experiments exploring the ethical dimensions of real-world applications of AI

Get More from Diligent Institute Certifications


Virtual Roundtables

Join monthly calls with expert speakers and open discussions with other participants

VIP Events

Receive VIP invitations to Diligent events to hear from experts and meet your peers


Discussion Area

Participate in virtual discussions within the eLearning platform to share best practices



Receive a certificate of completion issued by Diligent Institute and personalized social graphic

Digital Badge

Obtain a verified digital credential badge issued through Credly that can be added to your LinkedIn profile



The Climate Leadership Certificate Program is eligible for up to 23 hours CLE credits and 7.9 CPE credits


  • Are discounts offered on these programs?
    We are pleased to offer discounts for group purchases. If you are registering five or more participants from your organization, please email to discuss a discount.
  • How can I enroll?
    You can enroll here.
  • Is there a fee to enroll?
    The fee to attend is $3,500 USD per certification per person.
  • What are the terms and conditions?
    You can find the terms and conditions here.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    If you are unable to attend the certification you registered for, you may cancel your registration by providing written notice to Diligent at If notice of cancellation in accordance with this section is received before access to the Diligent Certification is granted, program fees will be refunded to you. You can view our cancellation and refund policy here.
  • When do certifications start and end?
    All certifications are open for registration. Upon registration you will be enrolled into Diligent Academy, our eLearning platform. Courses will then be available for you to take at a time convenient to you. You have access to the curriculum for 12 months.
  • Who should enroll?
    The program is open to all corporate directors, executives and other modern leaders including governance, risk and compliance professionals. Previous registrants include Independent Directors, C-suite executives, Corporate Secretaries, General Counsels, internal audit, risk, compliance, ESG and HR professionals.