New RGD Certification Application for Design Educators
Design educators applying for their RGD Certification now submit only three projects (previously six were required) as a part of the application. 
The projects submitted can be based any of the following: Academic & Research Papers, Course Creation/Design, Lesson Plans, Curriculum Planning/Design or Publishing/Conference Documentation. 
For each of the three projects submitted, as with the Educators Application, applicants submit descriptions/rationales and images and are asked to describe such elements as the project goals and objectives; research, analysis or other information gathering, design process and how deliverables achieved project goals.
Design Educator candidates are still required to successfully complete the multiple-choice, open book Online Test (Candidates with over 15 years of experience and education combined need only pass the Ethics and Accessibility sections of the Test). 
Finally, candidates present the three projects submitted as part of their application in a 30-minute virtual presentation to three Members of RGD Evaluation Committee


“My main motivation for becoming a certified RGD was to be connected to a wide range of educators and practising designers beyond my current university network. I’m so happy with my decision as I’ve met incredible people and a number of opportunities have presented themselves to me in the short time since I’ve become certified,” say Diana Varma RGD, Design Educator at Ryerson University and Podcast Host at Talk Paper Scissors.
Complete the Certification Process by January 31, 2022, to receive free dues for February to December 2022 and a free pass to attend our virtual Creative Directions Career Development Conference.

*Offer applies to those who successfully complete the RGD Certification Process


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Questions? Email RGD's Director of Membership, Heidi Veri at

Click here to register for a sample Online Test