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What is CGD certification?

The national certification mark, CGD, ensures clients are dealing with a designer who has passed a peer review of case studies, meets the requirements of the national certifying body and adheres to the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) Code of Ethics.

More and more, CGD certification is becoming recognized by government and business as a signal of excellence in the field of graphic design. Employers and contractors respect those who adhere to ethical guidelines in their business dealings.

Government communications officers and other employers are urged to consider CGD certification as a requirement for hiring. Canada Post will only commission stamp design contracts to those who are CGD certified through the GDC, or who are members of ethier the SDGQ or RGDON.