Earn Your Blue Seal at SAIT

Are you a certified tradesperson looking to take your current skilled trades knowledge and experience to a new level? Are you aiming to take on a supervisory or management role, or maybe start your own business?

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training’s (AIT) Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) Program is a great way to develop your business skills and obtain industry-recognized certification to support your personal and professional career goals.

SAIT is a recognized training provider for the Blue Seal program — we offer specific non-credit programs and courses to help you quickly meet Blue Seal training-hour requirements.

Learn more about program eligibility, training requirements and how to apply to receive the Blue Seal Certificate.

How to meet the minimum 150 training hours

We offer individual courses and certificate programs approved to meet the minimum 150 hours for Blue Seal. You can choose to focus on one of our programs listed to obtain the required hours or you can combine programs. You may be able to combine individual courses as well, as long as each individual course clearly meets one or more of AIT’s approved business-related subject areas.

The total hours associated with each of our certificate programs vary and may fully or partially meet the minimum training hours for Blue Seal. Visit the certificate page to understand each program's unique requirements, including core and elective requirements and any course prerequisites.

Once you’ve earned a minimum of 150 training hours, you’re ready to submit your application to obtain the Blue Seal Certificate. If you need help accessing your SAIT transcript, contact conedadvising@sait.ca.

Applied Management

Build critical leadership skills with these interactive, workshop-style courses designed for current or aspiring supervisors and managers.

The SAIT certificate requires a minimum of 144 hours. You can take one extra elective to meet the minimum 150 Blue Seal hours.

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Applied Project Management

Explore the key areas of project management, including human resources, communications, cost, quality control, procurement and risk management. 

The SAIT certificate requires a minimum of 144 hours. You can take one extra elective to meet the minimum 150 Blue Seal hours.

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Construction Estimating

Learn how to analyze costs and prepare precise estimates for all construction projects in commercial and residential sectors, civil engineering and specific trades.

The SAIT certificate requires a minimum of 417 hours. This certificate meets the minimum 150 Blue Seal hours.

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Construction Management

Gain the technical and managerial skills for advancement in residential or commercial construction.

The SAIT certificate requires a minimum of 456 - 475 hours. This certificate meets the minimum 150 Blue Seal hours.

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Train the Trainer

This program helps prepare you for the Certified Training PractitionerTM (CTP) designation exam. The CTP designation is appropriate for instructors, facilitators, trainers and master trainers.

The SAIT certificate requires a minimum of 63 hours. You can take additional business courses to meet the minimum 150 Blue Seal hours.

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Employment Law

This program is for professionals who manage and hire staff or who want to improve relationships with HR and legal departments. 

The SAIT certificate requires a minimum of 40 hours. You can take additional business courses to meet the minimum 150 Blue Seal hours.

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Lean Management

Through this short program, you will learn strategic and tactical techniques to apply lean management within your workplace. 

The SAIT certificate requires a minimum of 77 hours. You can take additional business courses to meet the minimum 150 Blue Seal hours.

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Program Management

Discover how to build credibility, establish rapport and maintain effective communications with various stakeholders, including those external to the organization.

The SAIT certificate requires a minimum of 70 hours. You can take additional business courses to meet the minimum 150 Blue Seal hours.

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Sales for Technical Professionals

Increase your ability to work collaboratively with your customers through interactive, workshop-style courses focused on building core skills for technical experts in a sales or sales support role.

The SAIT certificate requires a minimum of 70 hours. You can take additional business courses to meet the minimum 150 Blue Seal hours.

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