Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) Program

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What is FMDC?

NAMIC’s Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) program began in 2007 to offer education for the directors of farm and other small mutual insurance companies. Insurance, even for small companies, has changed with the times. So have the duties of their boards. NAMIC can give you the knowledge you need to be a confident, effective board member.

Earning Your Certification

  • Enroll in the program and pay the administrative fee.
    We recommend submitting applications prior to starting the process so we can best track your event attendance.
  • Be a director of a farm mutual insurance company, small mutual insurance company or state association that serves farm mutual insurance companies.
  • Attend, in any order, all six core courses and six elective courses within five years (12 total credits)
  • Track your FMDC course attendance on required sign-in sheets, tracking forms or evaluations.
  • Remain in active status by paying the annual active participant fee beginning the calendar year after enrollment. This fee will be billed to your company.

Enrollees who complete certification requirements by August 31 of each year will be recognized as part of that year’s class. Requirements completed after August 31 in any given year results in recognition the following calendar year.

Program Benefits

  • Formal recognition of your achievement at NAMIC’s Annual Convention, including a completion certificate, lapel pin and participation in the class photo.
    If you are unable to attend NAMIC’s Annual Convention in the year you are certified, you may choose to be recognized by your state association or company.
  • Networking opportunities with other FMDC professionals.
  • Pride in your achievement and additional knowledge and confidence as a director.
  • Complimentary roundtable breakfast at NAMIC’s Annual Convention, once certified.
  • Registration discount at NAMIC’s Annual Convention and Farm Mutual Forum, once certified.
    Discount applies only to the certified individual and is not transferable.
  • Underwriting credit of up to 10 percent on your company’s D&O insurance from NAMICO if at least 75 percent of your company’s board members are actively certified in the FMDC program.
  • Enhanced and effective decisions for your company leading to financial stability.
  • Strong reputation with regulators that you are trained and serious about your responsibilities as a director.


Lauren Holdcroft
Certification & Customized Programs Manager