Blue Seal Certificate
What is the Blue Seal Certificate?
The Blue Seal Certificate, or Achievement in Business Competencies Program, is a credential offered by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) to individuals with a valid Alberta Journeyperson (Journeyman) Certificate, Alberta Occupational Certificate, or another valid trade certificate recognized in Alberta.
Why earn a Blue Seal?
Holding a Blue Seal demonstrates that a Journeyperson has successfully achieved a reasonable level of business education (150 hours) and knowledge of various business subject areas such as entrepreneurship, accounting, human resources, management skills, and more.
The advantage of earning your Blue Seal is that you will develop valuable business and management knowledge to supervise a team, manage finances, or even start your own business.
How to earn your Blue Seal at SAIT
With dozens of business-related courses as well as pre-approved programs to choose from, you can obtain your Blue Seal through part-time studies, online studies, or a combination of both.
Once you have completed your program or courses at SAIT and have reached the 150-hour requirement, you must fill out the Blue Seal application form on the AIT website and submit your official SAIT transcripts along with the application fee to any AIT office.
Pre-approved programs providing full or partial credit towards your Blue Seal include:
- Applied Management Certificate of Achievement (144-149 hours)
- Applied Project Management Certificate of Achievement (144-149 hours)
- Construction Estimating Certificate of Achievement (417 hours)
- Construction Management Certificate of Achievement - Commercial Major (456 hours)
- Construction Management Certificate of Achievement - Residential Major (475 hours)
- Construction Planning Certificate of Achievement (176 hours)
- Construction Trades Business Startup (30 hours)
- Employment Law Certificate of Completion (40 hours)
- Lean Management Certificate of Completion (77 to 147 hours)
- Operational Excellence Certificate of Achievement (191-233 hours)
- Program Management Certificate of Completion (70 to 112 hours)
- Sales for Technical Professionals Certificate of Completion (77 - 105 hours)
- Train the Trainer Certificate of Completion (63 to 70 hours)
Individual credit and non-credit courses which you have already completed or plan to complete may also be approved. These courses must fall under the AIT approved subject areas.
SAIT cannot provide advice on the eligibility of individual courses. Please contact AIT to discuss how your courses of interest may count towards your Blue Seal Certificate.
For more information on Blue Seal-recognized SAIT certificate programs, please contact
School of Business
School of Construction
For more information on the Blue Seal program, please visit the Government of Alberta Apprenticeship and Training website.