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.

Upcoming Exam Dates

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

  • June 25, 2021 at noon Eastern time. Apply by May 14, 2021.
  • October 22, 2021 noon Eastern time. Apply by September 10, 2021.

 

Contact Gold Seal

Visit the Gold Seal Certification website for more information contact Gold Seal:

By email at goldseal@cca-acc.com

By phone at 613-240-3933 or 613-983-9456

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.

The Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal program recommends 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.

 

The Gold Seal Program has two new tools available to applicants to help with the application process:

NEW! Competency self-assessment tool (mandatory for GSC applicants) to evaluate yourself against the competencies that are tested in the exam and to inform your training

NEW! Credit self-assessment tool to determine if you have enough credits for a GSC application and to understand how GSC applications are reviewed

 

There will be a special form for those who applied as Gold Seal Intern and were approved as GSIs to submit their GSC application for $525 plus applicable taxes ($425 enrollment fee and $100 GSC application fee). Those who applied for GSC but were approved as GSI as an intermediary step can submit their application for final review (include only new information and certificates not reviewed previously) free of charge once they have over 100 credits (75 for foremen). However, the new re-review fee applies if their application needs additional reviews. If their application is conditionally approved pending just a few credits, sending those certificates to us does not constitute a re-review.

 

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.

All courses offered through NLCA that are at least one day in duration (minimum of six hours), can qualify towards the education & training component for the Gold Seal application.

 

The following courses are offered through NLCA, and have been approved for accreditation:

  • Construction Industry Ethics
  • Construction 101
  • Bridging the Generational Gap
  • Fundamentals of Blueprint Reading
  • Writing Dynamics
  • Think on Your Feet
  • Skilled Presenter