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Gold Seal Certification

Gold Seal Certification program new applications suspended April 8 to 30, 2020

The Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) Gold Seal Certification program, for estimators, foremen, owner’s construction managers, project managers, safety coordinators and superintendents, will be temporarily closed for new applications beginning April 8, and will re-open on May 1, on the Gold Seal website.

Submit your existing Gold Seal application by April 30

Those applicants who meet the Gold Seal Intern (GSI) or Gold Seal Certified (GSC) requirements are invited to update and submit their application for review by the month’s end. The submitted applications will either be approved or the applicants will be given a statement of how many credits they currently have, and what is missing to be approved to write the Gold Seal exam. Access to the applications in the current portal will be removed starting May 1. Those GSC applicants who do not currently meet the requirements can contact the Gold Seal team at [email protected] to have their application reviewed, once they meet the requirements.

As a reminder:

GSI applicants require one year of experience (or two years in an assistant’s position) in the designation applied for as well as a letter of recommendation from a direct supervisor confirming the length of their employment and duties.

GSC applicants need a minimum of 100 credits to be approved to write the Gold Seal exam. 50 credits (10 per year) can come from experience, 25 from education and training, mandatory education requirements included, and the remaining 25 credits can come from either experience, education and training or both. For more information on the process and requirements, refer to the Gold Seal Certification guide and other materials posted on

The deadline to submit your GSC application for review for the October 23, 2020 Gold Seal exam is April 30. Read more about the Gold Seal exam.

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Setting the Gold Standard

Gold Seal Certification is the highest standard for excellence in the management of construction.  Gold Seal Certificate holders have set themselves apart, and have opened up many opportunities for career growth and advancement in the construction industry.

You can highlight an ongoing commitment to excellence with Gold Seal Certification

Since 1993, more than 8,000 construction professionals have received their certification in a range of disciplines across the Canadian construction industry.  It is open to project managers, superintendents, estimators, owners’ project managers and construction safety coordinators.

With the proper amount of education and experience, Gold Seal Certification can help you distinguish yourself and your work.

Learn more about getting Gold Seal certified