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 Certification Program’s graduates – now numbering over 11,000 – 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?

To be eligible to write the Gold Seal exam, you must first enroll in the Gold Seal Certification Program and be approved as a Gold Seal Intern (GSI). Once you are approved, you have up to five years to meet the requirements, submit your GSC application and be approved to write the exam. Only Gold Seal accredited courses will be accepted for GSC and P.GSC applications. Safety training is exempt from this rule and will be accepted based on the number of hours and provider, subject to approval by the Gold Seal team.

Requirements for enrollment:
A minimum of one year of full experience in your designation or two years in an assistant’s role plus a letter of recommendation from your current employer and direct supervisor.

Applicants require 100 credits for the GSC application to be approved to write the Gold Seal exam. You reach these credits through a combination of 3 components:

Industry Work Experience


Credits (min. 50 credits)

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


Education & Training

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

Credits (minimum 25 credits)

Tradesperson Qualification


One-Year industry related certificate (includes Project Management, Superintendent, OHS programs)


Two-Year industry related diploma


Three-Year industry related advanced diploma


Four-Year industry related degree


Construction management degree program


Industry Related course (1 credit for every 3 hours)


Mandatory Training- Construction Industry Ethics


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 70%.

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

Upcoming Exam Dates

March 22, 2024– Enroll by February 23, 2024

June 14, 2024-Enroll by May 17, 2024

September 20, 2024– Enroll by August 23, 2004

November 22, 2024– Enroll by October 25, 2024

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.