Join a Virtual Study Group to prepare for RGD Certification
RGD Study Group

Complete your RGD Certification Application to join others preparing for RGD Certification.


RGD's Provisional Committee has initiated a Study Group to help candidates prepare for RGD Certification. Meetings will take place weekly or bi-weekly, as determined by the approved members of the group, based on their collective availability. Participation can take place virtually from any location where you have a computer and a stable Internet connection.
To be eligible to join this Study Group, you must prepare and submit your RGD Certification Application by June 26, 2017.


The Group will share resources, review notes and provide support to each other through discussion, practice quizzes and peer-to-peer practice portfolio presentations. If you are considering getting your RGD designation, the Study Group is a great way to get inspired and prepared while making connections to industry colleagues!


The RGD Certification process includes an online application including the submission of 6 portfolio pieces with rationales, an 80-minute online test and a 30-minute virtual portfolio presentation; all mandatory in order to achieve the RGD designation. Visit our How To Apply page.


Tentative Group Timeline:

Week 1: June 26 - Orientation meeting to determine the group's schedule and divide up study note preparation and other group member tasks.
Week 2 (sometime the week of July 3*): Notes Review #1 - Accessibility
Week 3 (sometime the week of July 10*): Notes Review #2 - Business / RGD Handbook 

Week 4 (sometime the week of July 17*): Notes Review #3 - Design Research
Week 5 (sometime the week of July 24*): Notes Review #4 - Design Principles
Week 6 (sometime the week of July 31*): Notes Review #5 - Rules of Professional Conduct Discussion / Handbook Quiz, question prep for reviewer session

Week 7 (sometime the week of August 7*): Portfolio Presentation Tips by an RGD Reviewer


*Dates are flexible and subject to discussion among group members.


Members who join this study group will get an extension on the deadlines for the Certified RGD incentives


For more information on becoming a certified RGD, visit the Certification section of our website or contact Heidi Veri, Director of Membership at .