The Gold Seal Certification Program certifies Estimators, Forepersons, 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?

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

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 in the Gold Seal Certification Program start by listening to a recording of an information 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. Please visit the “how to apply” page for more information.

Two tools are available to applicants to help with the application process:

Competency self-assessment tool to evaluate yourself against the competencies that are tested in the exam and to inform your training 

Credit self-assessment tool to determine if you have enough credits for a GSC application

Professional, Gold Seal Certification (P.GSC)

The P.GSC credential is the highest form of certification in the Gold Seal Certification Program. It is a great opportunity for those who are already Gold Seal Certified looking to further enhance their capabilities, learn new skills and earn additional credibility in the industry. The P.GSC credential ensures that experienced certified practitioners demonstrate a biennial commitment to professional development activities, community support, industry advocacy and continued education in the management of construction. Click here to learn more about P.GSC or submit an application.

Gold Seal Exam

The exam is offered 4 times each year: in March, June, September and November.

  • March 22, 2024 at noon Eastern time. Enroll by February 23, 2024.
  • June 14, 2024 at noon Eastern time. Enroll by May 17, 2024.
  • September 20, 2024 noon Eastern timeEnroll by August 23, 2024.
  • November 22, 2024 noon Eastern time. Enroll by October 25, 2024.

Contact Gold Seal

Visit the Gold Seal Certification website for more information. If you do not find the answers you’re looking for, you can contact Gold Seal: