About Us

About Us

The International Due Diligence Association is the only non profit membership organization for the due diligence industry, leading the world in harnessing the power of due diligence. The Association is the backbone of the due diligence industry, bringing the best of due diligence knowledge and practical and comprehensive due diligence training and education to our Members. Graduates of the Due Diligence Certification Programs receive the finest available education in due diligence and have successfully qualified for Certification by completing the required curriculum and attaining an above average grade in the rigorous examinations. All who are committed to making better decisions with better due diligence are invited to join the International Due Diligence Association.

The Association and its team are proud Members of:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Council on Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession (CAEAP)
  • Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
  • GuideStar (Gold Level)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
  • Mensa
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)

The Association will also consider joining other relevant important organizations.

The Association is committed to important Key Policies, including:

  • Audited Financial Statements Policy
  • Board Meetings Policy
  • Board, Officers, Executives, Staff and Interested Parties Compensation Policy
  • Board, Officers, Executives, Staff and Interested Parties Loans Policy
  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Donor Privacy Policy
  • Facility Maintenance & Use Policy
  • Financial Resources Policy
  • Health and Safety of Staff Policy
  • Human Resources Policy
  • Independent Accountant Preparation Policy
  • Independent Voting Members Policy
  • Internal Committee Accountant Selection and Oversight Policy
  • Internal Controls Policy
  • Natural Disasters and Hazards Policy
  • Opt-Out Donor Privacy Policy
  • Public Programming and Education Policy
  • Publications Policy
  • Records Retention and Destruction Policy
  • Staff Evaluation Policy
  • Travel Reimbursement Policy
  • Voting Majority Policy
  • Whistleblower Policy


  • Commitment to Transparency: As the leading worldwide organization for due diligence, the International Due Diligence Association (IDDA) is committed to maintaining transparency, including internal structures, member systems, Association leaders, and external relationships. The IDDA is committed to maintaining high ethical standards at all levels of these relationships, including minimizing actual or perceived conflicts of interest. The International Due Diligence Association is a Colorado non-profit organization, and was granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service, United States Department of the Treasury, as a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable and educational organization. Donors may deduct contributions as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. The IDDA has achieved GuideStar Gold-Level, the highest GuideStar status.
  • Staff:
    The Association is launching recruiting campaigns to hire internationally-respected key people for the top positions, and properly qualified, experienced and credentialed people at all staff levels.
  • IDDA Board of Directors:
    Charles F. Bacon, Director, Board Chair Profile
    Michael W. Brown, Director, Board Secretary, Board Treasurer Profile
    Gretchen L. Jahn, Director Profile
    Michael S. Ruiz, Director Profile
    Al A. Hirsch, Director Profile
  • Advisory Council:
    Noted members of the due diligence industry, and philanthropic, business & industry organizations, and experts in a wide variety of disciplines are Members of the Association’s Advisory Council.

Mailing Address:
International Due Diligence Association
8547 East Arapahoe Road Suite J200
Greenwood Village CO 80112

(303) 430-2888

(303) 430-4886

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