GDC® is Canadaʼs national certification body for graphic and communication design and, since 1956, has established standards for design professionals, educators, and leaders. Through our certification program, the GDC licenses the unique CGD™ certification mark to members whose services meet rigorous, standardized criteria. The CGD certification mark is recognized across Canada as the mark of professional services and ethical business conduct.
The CGD™ certification mark is Canada’s only certification mark for graphic and communication design. CGD certification requires that an individual’s services meet or exceed the national standard, and that the individual adheres to a formalized code of ethics and principles for sustainable design thinking and practice.