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Membership

Membership Tiers and Pricing


Fees are paid annually

Memberships based on education and experience

Student RGD

Access key RGD benefits including special rates, networking, Student Awards, etc. at a student rate.

$50/year

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Requirements

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

Provisional RGD

For recent graduates. Complete a portfolio review to be a Provisional RGD.

$175/year

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Requirements

8 or fewer years of professional experience

Graduation from a recognized post-secondary program (scan of transcript or diploma required)

Certified RGD

Complete a test and evaluation to be considered a Certified RGD.

$375/year

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Requirements

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

Successful completion of RGD Certification

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Memberships with no experience required

Junior Affiliate

Access key RGD benefits including special rates, networking, programs, services etc. at a discounted rate for those with less experience.

$75/year

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Requirements

4 years or less relevant experience

Affiliate

Access key RGD benefits including special rates, networking, programs, services etc.

$300/year

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Requirements

Open to all

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Benefits comparison table

Professional Development
Student RGD Provisional RGD Certified RGD Junior Affiliate Affiliate
Free webinars yes yes yes yes yes
Discount to DesignThinkers and other RGD events yes yes yes yes yes
Video library access yes yes yes yes yes
Discounts on Portfolio Reviews yes yes yes yes yes
Access to Member resources and tools yes yes yes yes yes
Access to DesignThinkers Scholarships yes yes yes yes no
Copy of The Business of Graphic Design 50% off free free 50% off free
Discounts & Special offers from suppliers yes yes yes yes yes
Promotional Opportunities
Student RGD Provisional RGD Certified RGD Junior Affiliate Affiliate
Showcase work/news across RGD communications (reaching over 50k) no yes yes no no
Discounts to enter Awards yes yes yes yes yes
Listing in RGD Directory yes yes yes yes yes
Portfolio Images in RGD Directory no 6 12 no no
Opportunity to design RGD materials no yes yes no no
Free Advertising* no no pkg 3 no pkg 4

* Details on advertising

Networking Opportunities
Student RGD Provisional RGD Certified RGD Junior Affiliate Affiliate
Access to Slack no yes yes yes yes
Access to Discord yes yes no yes no
Access to Book Club yes yes yes yes yes
Opportunity to be Mentored yes yes yes yes no
Webinar Guest Passes no 15 30 no 10
Serve on a Committee Student only yes yes no yes
Access to Virtual Communities no yes yes no yes
Post to Job Board no 2 unlimited no 2
Leadership Opportunities
Student RGD Provisional RGD Certified RGD Junior Affiliate Affiliate
Run for election to RGD Board no no yes no no
Be considered for speaking opportunities no yes priority no yes
Opportunity to be a Mentor no yes yes yes no
Sit on panels no yes yes no no
Contribute case studies and articles no yes yes no no
Speak at schools no yes yes no no
Judge awards no yes yes no no
Certification
Student RGD Provisional RGD Certified RGD Junior Affiliate Affiliate
Professional Certification no no yes no no
Annual Certification Sticker no no yes no no
Printed Certificate no no yes no no
Professional Designation Student RGD Provisional RGD Certified RGD no no
Discount on Certification Fee n/a 100% off n/a n/a 100% off
RGD Letter can be sent to Employer regarding Membership no yes yes no no