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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 City/State Location Contact Fee
January 29 February 1 Eve (7:00-10:30 PM EST) Online via Zoom Closed Jenni Carmichael $50
February 17 February 18 Aft (11:00 AM -6:00 PM EST) Online via Zoom Closed Melody Euler $50
April 1 April 4 Eve (7:00-10:30 PM EST) Online via Zoom Register Lynn Yokel $50
May 11 May 12 Aft (11:00 AM -6:00 PM EST) Online via Zoom Register Melody Euler $50


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
Register Apr 2
7p.m. EST
Apr 9
7p.m. EST
Apr 16
7p.m. EST
Apr 18


ACBL Club Director Refresher Course

The ACBL Club Director Update Course is presented at NABC tournaments to inform about recent changes in ACBL Laws, masterpoint awards, Alert procedures, and club regulations.

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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