Not a Certified RGD? What's your excuse?

Looking for a New Year's resolution? If RGD Certification has been on your mind for a while, it's time to stop putting it off! The entire process is done online, so you don't even have to leave your home or office to do so!


The RGD Certification process involves 4 steps, all done online:

1. Write Case Studies (online)

2. Apply (online) to determine eligibility

3. Take an open book, multiple-choice 80-minute (online) test

4. Present 6 pieces of your work (virtually) to senior practitioners

Video by Julian Brown RGD, On The Chase!*


Certified RGDs have a demonstrated understanding of business best practices, accessible design principles, research methods and ethics, and the application of strategic design principles to marketing and communications challenges. Download a one-pager on what it means to be an RGD.


Become a Certified RGD by January 15

Get your application in by December 21 and complete the process by January 15, 2019 to get your 2019 dues FREE ($335 value). Learn more. Or complete the process by March 22 to receive FREE registration to DesignThinkers 2019 VAN (May 28-29 in Vancouver).


Information Session

Attend a virtual webinar to learn more about what it means to be a Certified RGD Registered Graphic Designer (RGD), the benefits of membership and the process that applicants go through to become RGDs. Learn more.


*Julian Brown RGD has created 3 short videos poking fun at the excuses that designers have surrounding RGD's Certification Process. See them all here.


Look out for these 'Certification Excuse' videos on RGD's Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and tag a friend who you know is guilty!