Candidate Qualifications

Candidacy Information

International Officers and Directors

Toastmasters International needs effective leaders who have the ability and foresight to guide the organization to new successes and even higher standards of quality. The Toastmasters Board of Directors consists of international officers and directors.

Qualifications of International Officer Candidates

  • Be an active member of a club in good standing. 
  • Have served a two-year term on the Board of Directors.
  • May not be a member of the International Leadership Committee (ILC) during the year prior to the year for which you seek election.
  • Your name may not appear on the convention program as a presenter of an education session the year before the election.

Qualifications of International Director Candidates

  • Be an active member of a club in good standing. That club must be in a district within the region you wish to serve during the entire 12-month period immediately preceding your nomination by the ILC or when you stand from the floor at the Toastmasters International Convention.
  • At the time of the election have served a full term as district director or served as chair or chief officer of a non-district administrative unit during the entire administrative year immediately before the unit became a district or provisional district.
  • May not be a member of the ILC during the year prior to the year for which you seek election.
  • Your name may not appear on the convention program as a presenter of an education session the year before the election.

Policy 10.0: region advisor may not stand for election at the Annual Business Meeting in the same year in which their term ends.

For additional information, please review Policy 9.1 and the International Officer and Director Candidate Handbook. 

If you intend to run for an International Officer or International Director position on the Board of Directors and you meet the qualifications listed above, click Login to Apply.


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Resources for Candidates

Leadership Roles

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International Officer and Director Candidate Handbook

Review this handbook to prepare for your candidacy.

Policy 9.1

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