The Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) Gold Seal Certification Program certifies Canadian construction management professionals, establishes, administers, and continuously improves national professional certification standards. These certification standards apply to construction management professionals working in industrial, commercial, institutional and civil infrastructure sectors. the Gold Seal Certification Program also promotes accredited education and training for construction management professionals.

Why earn your Gold Seal?

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. Applicants require a combination of industry experience, education and training to take the Gold Seal exam, and if successful, become Gold Seal Certified (GSC). Individuals who have achieved their Gold Seal Certification and are interested in pursuing the highest level of certification can apply for the Professional, Gold Seal Certification (P.GSC). This is a renewable certification (every two years) which requires the P.GSC to demonstrate having earned a minimum 30 Gold Seal credits while working a minimum of 2000 hours in their certified designation. Learn more about P.GSC.

How to earn your Gold Seal

Applicants must first enroll into the Gold Seal Certification Program and be approved as a Gold Seal Intern (GSI). As a GSI, applicants have up to five years to meet the requirements, submit their GSC application and be approved to challenge the Gold Seal exam. Before submitting your program enrolment, go to the CCA website and sign up to the Gold Seal monthly webinar or listen to last month's recording, as well as read the Gold Seal application guide [PDF] and webpages: How to Apply and Gold Seal Exam. For any questions about the certification process, contact a Gold Seal program advisor.  SAIT is an accredited training provider for the Gold Seal Certification Program. Our Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Studies offers pre-approved construction management and related technical courses that meet the national Gold Seal curriculum standard. Our courses are guaranteed towards your Gold Seal training credit requirements for the Gold Seal Certified and continuing education credits for Professional, Gold Seal Certified (P.GSC) certifications.  If you need more detailed course information (like course outlines) or need help accessing your SAIT enrolment history or student transcripts for the Gold Seal application process, contact