Certification Programs

Name DescriptionUnits RequiredTime Allowed
GPC.D Certification ProgramGPC.D is a recognized Canadian designation attained by completing the ‘Governance in Practice’ Program. The program was created to help strengthen the skills of those who practice governance, to assist their boards and organizations in enhancing their overall governance processes. Those with GPC.D designations will set themselves apart with employers, boards and key stakeholders as leading governance professionals. 2 Yearsee818fe8-781f-4d75-bfc0-6700a3df72ac
GPC.D Maintenance ProgramAs a holder of the GPC.D you are required to complete a minimum of 36 ‘Governance Education Credits’ (GECs) over 3 years and to maintain your membership in the GPC in good standing, in order to retain the designation.

The 36 GECs represent the 3 year requirement, and will be counted from your effective date (date of this letter).
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FAQ

How do I view requirements for a program?
Select a program name to view the requirements, the units required, and the time allowed to complete.

Why can't I select some requirements to view more details?
Some programs are set up so that requirements should be completed in order. You will be able to select future requirements when the currently available ones have been completed.

How do I indicate I completed a requirement?
Some requirements allow you to select "Record Completion" for the requirement, or for the specific offering that you completed, to enter your completion details. Other requirements may require that association staff record your completion. 

How do I complete a program?
Complete of all the necessary requirements, including obtaining approval if needed, and make sure that you have earned the minimum number of units.
If the program requires approval, it will appear as Earned after your completion has been approved.

The Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) was created in 1994, shortly after the Dey Report was published by the TSX on ‘Where Are the Directors’. GPC‘s mandate is to be the voice of governance professionals in Canada. Its members deal with all matters affecting corporate governance, from board and committee processes, management and structure, disclosure, stakeholder engagement, legal and corporate compliance, as well as issues crucial to boards, their accountability and oversight.