RGD and SDGQ to align procedures for certification of professional
graphic designers in Ontario and Quebec
TORONTO, March 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The Association of Registered Graphic
Designers of Ontario (RGD) (http://www.rgdontario.com/) announces a partnership with the Société des designers graphique du
Québec (SDGQ) (http://www.sdgq.ca/) that will result in the alignment of examination procedures for the
certification of professional graphic designers in both provinces.
"By working with RGD, the SDGQ will benefit from
the extensive experience RGD has gained since
launching its certification process for graphic designers in
1999," explains Philippe Lamarre, President of SDGQ.
This partnership, aimed at achieving the highest professional standards,
will contribute to the evolution of the industry and the vital role
played by designers in the national economy.
"This agreement is a significant step forward, expanding on our
commitment to implement best practices for accreditation on par with
other leading professional bodies," says RGD President Lionel Gadoury
RGD and SDGQ are working to develop a consistent bilingual Rules of
Professional Conduct, which forms an integral portion of RGD's written
exam. Finalization of a complete written French exam is expected by
Upon passing the RGD exam in Ontario, professional members become
"Registered Graphic Designers", qualified to display R.G.D. after their
name. Within Quebec, SDGQ will award the designation "Designer
graphique agréé" or D.G.A., the French equivalent.
RGD is the professional body for graphic designers in Ontario.
Representing over 2,800 members, RGD is an industry hub, setting
standards of professional practice.
SOURCE Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario
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