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Club Director Course

This comprehensive course prepares candidates for directing club and bridge cruise games. Anyone interested in becoming a club director or a director aboard a cruise ship is invited to participate. Study materials may be purchased through Baron Barclay Bridge Supply. The course fee includes the cost of the test as well.


Start End Time Delivery Register Contact Fee
August 24 August 25 11:00 AM-6:30 PM EST Online via Zoom Register Melody Euler $75


Local Sectional Director Course

Starting in 2023, the ACBL introduced a new kind of sectional tournament, the Local Sectional. These sectionals award partial silver points, but the unit can use a specially certified club director or tournament assistant (a Local Director) instead of a regular tournament director.

Beginning July 1, 2023, Local Sectionals have to be directed by a part time ACBL Director or a Local Sectional Director. To be a Local Sectional Director you need to be already a Club Director or Tournament Assistant and be certified in this new position. The position requires knowledge and performance higher than what is required at the club director level. Certification courses are organized on a regular basis.

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Local Sectional Director Certification
The certification course is highly reliant on directed self-study. Students will receive a link to written study materials after registration but are also expected to gather additional resources as needed.
There is a period of approximately four weeks between the end of registration of the course and the final exam with three Q&A Zoom sessions in the meantime. While attendance at the tutor-led Q&A sessions is strongly recommended, it is not required. Students may also reach the tutor(s) via email at training@acbl.org.

There is a period of approximately four weeks between the end of registration of the course and the final exam with three Q&A Zoom sessions in the meantime. While attendance at the tutor-led Q&A sessions is strongly recommended, it is not required. Students may also reach the tutor(s) via email at training@acbl.org.
Following the third Zoom session, students will receive a link to the final exam. The exam is to be completed online, and students have 24 hours to complete it from the moment they click on the link that is sent. Passing grade is 70% of the available points. Students receive their result immediately after completing the exam. They may refer to any study materials while taking the exam. Each course is limited to 40 students.


Register Q&A Zoom Q&A Zoom Q&A Zoom Exam Period Start
Open until September 25 October 10
7-9:30p.m. EST
October 17
7-9:30p.m. EST
October 24
7-9:30p.m. EST
October 25


ACBL Club Director Refresher Course

The ACBL Club Director Update Course was recorded as a way to inform about some changes in ACBL Laws and Regulations, and as a general refresher for face-to-face tournaments in 2021.

We have a project ongoing to offer Director Improvement Courses (for Club Directors) on a regular basis (expected to start in the last quarter of 2023). Please consult this page regularly for updates on this.

Start End Time City/State Location Contact Fee
Recorded Session Now Online Watch the Recorded Course
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FREE

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