Gold Seal Certification Program

What is the Gold Seal
Certification Program?

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Gold Seal
Certification Program is a comprehensive certification
program that showcases expertise and commitment to
the construction industry and ensures practitioners are
ready to meet the demands of construction projects
across the country.

Why Choose Gold Seal Certification?

Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials set you apart from the competition! Because the credentials certify your education, experience and competency, they demonstrate your commitment to the industry and to your career.
Industry recognized and developed, Gold Seal Certification ensures that both you and your construction projects excel.

Learn more about the Gold Seal Certification Program at www.goldsealcertification.com.

Gold Seal Information Session

Join us for a presentation on Gold Seal Certification - from a brief history of the program to the application streams and other components. In addition, learn what qualifications, training and experience you need to write the exam.

Registration for Complimentory monthly Gold Seal webinars:

November 15, 2017 9:00-10:00am

December 13, 2017 9:00-10:00am

January 17, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Mandatory Education for Gold Seal Accreditation:

  • All designations: Industry Ethics Course (online and classroom components).                                                      
  • All applicants must have a minimum of 2 credits in one of the following areas as part of their education requirement:                                                                                                                                                     
  • Estimators: measurement of construction work, drawings & specifications, construction contracts, pricing/biding, construction documents, regulatory codes, scheduling and communication.                                           
  • Superintendents: management of human resources in the construction industry, construction jobsite controls and planning and scheduling.                                                                                                                                
  • Project Managers/Owner’s Construction Managers: law and contracts in the construction industry, construction planning and scheduling, project management and project costing control/accounting.                              
  • Foremen: Construction 101 and Leadership in Safety Excellence.

VRCA offers the following recommended course for each designation:

Gold Seal Designation Recommended Course Credits
All designations - Construction Industry Ethics* - 3 credits for classroom and online completion
Construction Estimator - Construction Estimating - 2 for Classroom only/5 for classroom and online component completion
Construction Foreman - Construction 101 - 2 for Classroom and open book exam completion
Construction Superintendent

- Supervisory and Management Skills

- Project Management

- 2 for Classroom only/5 for classroom and online componenet completion

- 2 for Classroom only/5 for classroom and online component completion

Construction Project Manager / Owner’s Construction Manager

- Project Management

- Construction Law

- 2 for Classroom only/5 for classroom and online component completion

- 2 for Classroom only/5 for classroom and online component completion

Owner's Construction Manager - Infrastructure Masterclass - 1 credit

* Participants are required to complete the Construction Industry Ethics online course  prior to enrolling in the classroom course.

Ready to Challenge the Gold Seal Exam?

Upcoming Exam Dates

January 19, 2018 (apply by December 15, 2017)

April 20, 2018 (apply by March 9, 2018)

The exams will be held at the VRCA Office, 3636 E. 4th Avenue, Vancouver, starting at 12:30 pm.

For more information please contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone 604-294-3766.

Upcoming Gold Seal Certified Classroom Courses & Events:

November 2017

Introduction to Construction Blueprint Reading (1 credit) -  November 17, 2017   

(New) Infrastructure Masterclass (1 credit) -  November 17, 2017   

December 2017

Project Management (5 credits) - December 4-5, 2017

Construction Law (5 credits) - December 11-12, 2017

January 2018

Construction 101 (2 credits) -  January 11-12 , 2018

In From the Site: Office Computer Programs Simplified (2 credits)January 15-16, 2018  

Microsoft Excel for Construction - Novice (1 credit) - January 17, 2018

Microsoft Excel for Construction - Advanced (1 credit) - January 18, 2018

Supervisory and Management Skills (5 credits) - January 25-26, 2018

February 2018

Construction Industry Ethics (1 credit) - February 7, 2018 

Change Order Management (1 credit) - February 19, 2018

Construction Estimating (5 credits) -  February 26-27, 2017 

Online Courses:

Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution (2 credits)

Confined Spaces Safety Awareness (CSP) (1 credit)

Construction Industry Ethics (2 credits)

Construction Law (2 credits)

Construction Project Management (3 credits)

First Level Supervisor Training Program (FLST)  (5 credits)

Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) (1 credit)

Introduction to Construction Estimating (2 credits)

National Construction Safety Awareness (2 credit)


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