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Attend DesignThinkers for free by completing your RGD Certification

I'm so proud to be part of an organization that recognizes my professional experience as well as my demonstrated competence in design principles, research and theory. I want to keep challenging myself as a designer and further my education.

- Maria Passarelli RGD

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.

If you’ve been on the fence about pursuing your RGD Certification, now is the time!

Complete the process by April 30 to receive a free ticket (in-person or streaming) to DesignThinkers Vancouver. Or, complete the process by June 30 to receive free dues for the remainder of 2022 and a free ticket to DesignThinkers Toronto.

RGD Certification involves 4 steps:

  1. Apply to determine eligibility
  2. Take an open book, multiple-choice 80-minute Online Test
  3. Present 6 pieces of your work virtually to 3 senior practitioners over 30 minutes
  4. Receive your results and join the RGD


Have questions about the process? Visit our FAQ page, attend our free, virtual Info Session on April 7, or email Heidi, CCO & Director of Membership, at [email protected].

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