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 Gold Seal Certification exam is offered 5 times each year: in January, April, June, September and November. See below for upcoming dates and important information.
General Exam Information
To write the exam, you must first enroll into the Gold Seal Certification program and be approved as a Gold Seal Intern (GSI). As a GSI, you have up to 5 years to meet the requirements, submit your GSC application and be approved to challenge the Gold Seal exam. Only those whose GSC application was approved will be invited to select their exam date.
Note that the approved and conditionally approved applicants must challenge the Gold Seal exam within a year from the application approval date.
Exam prep webinars are offered 2 weeks before the exam. Registration links are listed below.
One week before the exam, you will receive an email confirming the date, time and process for the exam, as well as the login information for the exam platform. If you need to reschedule your exam, you can do so by filling out this form. If you fail to take the exam on the selected date, you must book a re-write for $125 (plus applicable taxes).
The exam will only be available a few minutes before noon. If you begin your exam before the scheduled start time (noon EST), your exam will be reset, and you will be required to begin again.
The exams will be written at the applicants’ homes or offices.