Membership Categories

RGD Members are a community of like-minded professionals with access to professional development, resources and a vibrant exchange of information. RGD presents a unified, credible voice as we work together to raise awareness of the value of design. Review all Member Categories and benefits.


Categories on the Path to Certification

- With Professional Designation to be used after your name on CV, LinkedIn, in profiles, etc.

- Eligibility requirements beyond paying a fee

- Adhere to RGD's Rules of Professional Conduct.

- Opportunities to contribute directly to RGD goals and give back.


Student RGD

- Enrolment (part- or full-time) in any recognized post-secondary program

- $40 annual dues (academic year - Sept-Aug)


Provisional RGD

- Graduation from a recognized post-secondary program

- 0 to 8 years experience 

- Portfolio Review by a Certified RGD

- $150 annual dues


Certified RGD

- 7 or more years of relevant education & experience (up to 4 years education)

- Successful completion of RGD Certification

- $335 annual dues


General Categories

- No Designation

- Access to RGD programs, services, discounts, etc.



- Open to all 

- $225 annual fee 


Junior Affiliate

- Graduation from a recognized post-secondary program

-  4 years or less relevant experience

- $50 annual fee


Other Options


Team Member

- Any organization that employs designers

- Memberships for 5 or more design or related professionals

- Annual fee starting at $1,200 



- Any organization that offers products or services to designers