Gold Seal Accreditation

Construction is one of Canada’s largest industries.

Gold Seal Accreditation recognizes construction management education offerings that meet the Gold Seal Certification program’s education and training requirements.

Gold Seal candidates are granted credits for courses, seminars, workshops, and conferences that cover any of the subject matter areas listed within the National Curriculum Standard.
Through the accreditation program, course providers can submit construction management-related education to be recognized by Gold Seal. Once accredited, all approved material is posted on the Gold Seal website with a direct link to the course provider’s website and will be promoted Canada-wide.

The Gold Seal Certification program invites you to submit an application for the accreditation of construction management-related education

Objective: Meeting Gold Seal Curriculum Standard

The primary objective of accreditation is to help prospective candidates, employers, and the interested public to identify any academic material which meet the Gold Seal Curriculum Standard.

The Curriculum Standard serves as a guide for those responsible for construction management education. It provides information on each of the eleven subject matter areas that are recommended in support of the Gold Seal Certification Program. Accreditation is based on content and duration, the formula to calculate credit allocation is 6 hours = 1 credit.

  1. Overview of the Construction Industry (PDF)
  2. Construction Safety (PDF)
  3. Communication (PDF)
  4. Law and Contracts for the Construction Industry (PDF)
  5. Construction Estimating (PDF)
  6. Management of Human Resources in the Construction Industry (PDF)
  7. Construction Job Site Controls (PDF)
  8. Construction Planning – Scheduling (PDF)
  9. Project Costing Control and Accounting (PDF)
  10. The Project Management Process (PDF)
  11. Construction and the Environment (PDF)

Download the entire Gold Seal Curriculum Standard

*Information for each subject matter is intended as a guideline.
*The Gold Seal Certification Program is a construction management program and therefore accredits construction management education. An exception is made for some technical courses/seminars/workshops and conferences related to topics such as BIM, LEED, AutoCAD, etc.
*There is a cap of 10 credits/course regardless of duration.

Accreditation Policies and Standards

Course Providers

  • Must provide a certificate of completion/attendance to each candidate.
  • Must re-evaluate course content to monitor the quality of the material and ensure it meets current industry standards.
  • Are responsible for verifying the qualifications of individual instructors and monitoring their continued effectiveness in the delivery of the material.
  • Cannot provide a certificate unless the individual attended the entire course/seminar.

Courses/seminars/workshops and conferences

  • The evaluation of a course or program is undertaken only upon application.
  • Must fall within one of the 11 subject matter areas listed in the National Curriculum Standard and must have a duration of minimum six hours or more to be eligible for accreditation. Examinations are not required for seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • Must be presented by a qualified instructor, leader or lecturer.
  • Accreditation will apply only to an individual course or series of qualifying courses/seminars/workshops and conferences related to construction management. Only the courses are accredited and not the educational institutions or agencies.
  • Any change in an accredited course must be reported to Gold Seal. Any change that alters the circumstances under which the course was accredited may result in an immediate reassessment. Submission of documents may be sufficient for reassessment.
  • The evaluation of a course is based on the information provided by the course provider and is solely for the confidential use of Gold Seal.
    Accreditation is valid for five years.
  • The published course outline must include the course title, duration, entrance requirements and curriculum profile.
  • Course objectives should state the outcome a graduate would be expected to understand and perform.
  • These objectives and standards should be an integral part of any promotional course literature, calendars, manuals, etc. issued by the course provider.

Please note that the courses/seminars/workshops and conferences cannot be exam preparatory, product or promotional endorsement. Homework and assignment durations are not included when considering accreditation credits.

Promoting Gold Seal Certification to Your Students



  • Gold Seal posters (24 x 36″)
  • Gold Seal brochures
  • One-page flyer/advertisement (digital copies available on request)
  • An accredited course provider logo for you to use in your marketing material
  • Gold Seal student certificate (PDF, with or without borders)


Contact to request these materials.

Gold Seal Employers

BDA Inc. | Bockstael Construction Ltd. | J.M.R. Electric Ltd. | Marco Group of Companies | 3270879 Nova Scotia Ltd. | Tybo Contracting

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Formal Education Status

Please check off the level of schooling that you have completed.


Have you attended industry training courses, seminars and/or workshops within the last 10 years?

*If yes, these courses, seminars and or workshops may count for credits towards your application.


Which of the following designations are you applying for?


Do you hold a valid provincial/territorial Construction Safety Officer (CSO or equivalent) designation?

If yes, from which province?


Do you hold a CEC or PSQ designation?



Industry Experience

How many years of industry experience do you have in the Gold Seal designation?

Note: The 5 years’ experience requirement must be in the same contracting discipline (ie; General Contracting, Mechanical Contracting, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction…)


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