Gold Seal Program

Gold Seal Designations

The Gold Seal Certification program certifies Canadian construction management professionals.

The Gold Seal Certification program certifies Canadian construction management professionals across a variety of disciplines. The Gold Seal Program’s graduates – now numbering over 10,000 – are known for the excellence they deliver in all facets of their work.

Ever wonder what it takes to achieve Gold Seal certification?

Find out the answers to these questions and more:

  • Do I qualify to write the Gold Seal exam?
  • Do I need more experience or training?
  • What information do I need to apply?
  • What is the application process through the online portal?

If you have at least one year of experience in your designation – or two years in an assistant’s role, you can enroll into the Gold Seal Certification program. Once approved as a Gold Seal Intern (GSI), you’ll have up to five years to meet the Gold Seal Certified (GSC) requirements, apply for your GSC and, once approved, take the Gold Seal exam.

You will need 100 credits to apply to take the Gold Seal Exam. The Foreman designation requires 75 credits. You reach these credits through a combination of 3 components:

Industry Work Experience



Requirements

Credits (min. 50 credits)

Minimum of 5 years in the designation applied for. (10 credits per year)

50-75

Education & Training



Ways to Earn Credits (not all of these are required)

Credits (minimum 25 credits)

Tradesperson Qualification

10

Eg Project management or superintendent program

15

Industry-related technician

20

Industry-related technologist

25

Industry-related university degree

30

Construction management degree program

40

Industry Related course (1 credit for every 6 hours)

1

Mandatory Training- Construction Industry Ethics

3

Mandatory Designation Specific Training

2 (minimum)

Gold Seal Exam

Once you have met the minimum 100 credits and all required mandatory courses you can apply to take the Gold Seal exam. A passing mark is anything above 75%.

It is important to make sure you take the time to go through the Application Guide.

Upcoming Exam Dates

October 22, 2021 – Apply by September 10, 2021

January 21, 2022 – Apply by December 10, 2021

April 22, 2022 – Apply by March 11, 2022

June 24, 2022 – Apply by May 13, 2022

September 23, 2022 (NEW!) – Apply by August 12, 2022

November 25, 2022 (NEW!) – Apply by October 14, 2022

Use the Gold Seal credit self-assessment tool to understand how many credits are required and how many you have at the moment. Please note you will have to scroll down the page to find the self-assessment tool.

Use the competency self-assessment tool for your designation to evaluate yourself against the competencies tested in the exam and to identify improvement areas that you should take training or otherwise acquire that competency. Please note you will have to scroll down the page to find the self-assessment tool.