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 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 more than 80 approved, business-related courses from the certificate programs listed below. You can take any of these courses to meet the minimum 150 training hours for Blue Seal. You can choose to focus on one of our programs to obtain the required hours, or you can combine individual courses from the programs listed.

The total hours associated with each of these 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.

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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. You can apply the program's required courses towards a Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential or the Gold Seal of the Canadian Construction Association.

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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.

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Construction Management

In the construction industry, there's a growing demand for trained management and leadership professionals. If you're employed in the field, the online Construction Management Certificate of Achievement provides the technical and managerial skills for advancement in residential or commercial construction.

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Construction Planning

SAIT’s School of Construction and School of Business (Professional & Leadership Programs) have partnered with industry to develop Canada’s first construction planning program building on the experience and job/trade-specific knowledge of construction workers.

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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. Through case studies and analysis, SAIT’s Employment Law program provides a thorough understanding of the laws, regulations and standards applicable to management.

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Lean Management

Through this short program, you will learn strategic and tactical techniques to apply lean management within your workplace. These courses provide the skills needed to apply lean management across all industries and sectors from health to IT to nonprofit to oil and gas.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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