The Gold Seal Certification program certifies estimators, foremen, owner’s construction managers, project managers, safety practitioners and superintendents working in, or with, Canada’s non-residential construction industry. When you earn your Gold Seal Certified (GSC) or Professional, Gold Seal Certified (P.GSC) credential, you demonstrate excellence through certified experience and nationally-recognized validation of your skills, competence and knowledge.

What is Gold Seal Certification?

The Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) Gold Seal Certification program establishes, administers and continuously improves national professional certification standards for construction management; certifies construction management professionals working in the industrial, commercial, institutional and civil infrastructure sectors against these national standards; AND promotes accredited education and training for construction management professionals.

Gold Seal Certified (GSC) construction management professionals have attained the highest standard of excellence in the industry, have proven industry experience and are held in the highest regard. Companies that employ GSC professionals are seen as leaders for their commitment to quality and excellence through education, training, and continual skill development.

How potential applicants can get started on their application

We recommend that anyone considering enrolling into the Gold Seal Certification program start by attending/listening to the monthly webinar as well as reading the Gold Seal application guide to understand the requirements and the competency self-assessment for their designation, to understand what competencies are tested in the exam. This may help applicants identify development areas and optimize their chances of passing the exam. Please visit the “how to apply” page for more information.

Gold Seal exam

The exam is offered 4 times each year: in January, April, June and October.

The RDCA Supports Gold Seal Certification

The RDCA runs a number of Gold Seal courses throughout the year as well as partnerships with e-learning providers.  Check out the Events Calendar or the Construction Series Education sections of the website for more information.

Gold Seal Certification