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Canadian Construction Association (CCA)

The Gold Seal Certification (GSC)

About the Canadian Construction Association (CCA)
  • The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) represents more than 17,000 members drawn from 70 local and provincial integrated partner associations.
  • The CCA is the national voice for the Canadian construction industry representing companies working in all four segments of non-residential construction.
  • The Gold Seal Certification (GSC) is a comprehensive certification program that demonstrates expertise, industry commitment and ensures that practitioners are ready to meet the demands of construction projects across the country.
  • By enhancing professional knowledge in the management of construction, Gold Seal Certified (GSC) professionals allow the Canadian construction industry to retain a powerful competitive edge. By setting the “Gold Standard”, you can be confident that GSC professionals understand what it takes to successfully deliver construction projects safely, effectively and efficiently while always ensuring industry standards and best practices.

Association Updates/Insights The number of courses being accredited by the Gold Seal Program is constantly growing; please visit //goldsealcertification.com/about/education/ for more information

Association’s Requirements for Certifications
Candidates to the Gold Seal Certification (GSC) must:

  1. Complete 100 credits as follows:
    • 50 credits gained by demonstrating industry experience in their designation and trade area
    • 25 credits gained by
    • demonstrating additional industry experience and/or
    • demonstrating related management skills and/or
    • demonstrating a tradesperson qualification and/or
  • gaining more education credits
    • 25 education and training credits
The following University of Toronto SCS courses are recognized towards the education and training credits
SCS 2468 Foundations of Project Management: Accelerated (7 credits)
SCS 1860 Foundations of Project Management (In-class and Online) (6 credits)
SCS 1952 Leading Projects in Organizations (In-class or Online) (6 credits)
SCS 1937 Project Implementation and Control (In-class and Online) (6 credits)
  1. Possess Related Management Skills
  2. Demonstrate Trade Experience
  3. Present a letter of recommendation
  4. Write and pass an exam to obtain the Gold Seal certification

Updated: March 2015

The Association may offer designations in addition to the one(s) identified. The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies is committed to providing current and accurate information about the requirements of the Association leading to the designation(s) identified. Given that everyone has a unique combination of education and professional experience, contact the Association directly to confirm your pathway to the designation.