Alberta Advanced Education Apprenticeship and Industry Training's (AIT) Blue Seal program supports eligible tradespeople in the development of business skills/competencies by encouraging them to take 150 hours’ worth of approved continuing education/professional development business training with one or more AIT-recognized education/training providers, including SAIT. If you have any questions about program eligibility and the application process, contact AIT customer service directly. SAIT does not administer this program or issue Blue Seal certificates--we offer courses that are recognized and qualify for the required Blue Seal training hours.
How to get your 150 training (contact) hours
SAIT Continuing Education & Professional Studies offers AIT-approved business-related courses from the Continuing Education 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 certificate programs to obtain the required hours, or you can combine individual courses from various certificate programs listed. The duration of each of our courses is measured in “contact hours” which represents the instructional/training hours you will be given whether you take an online asynchronous course, a virtual (online synchronous) course or an in-class/face-to-face course. The contact hours are displayed in each course description/course section information. The total hours associated with each of our certificate programs vary and may fully or partially meet the minimum training hours for Blue Seal. Note that you have up to three years to complete a SAIT non-credit Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Achievement. Depending on your life and work commitments and our course availability, it's possible for you to complete a certificate in 12-18 months.
- Applied Management Certificate of Achievement
- Sales for Technical Professionals Certificate of Completion
- Train the Trainer Certificate of Completion
NOTE: As of Summer 2022, AIT has been undergoing a review of its Blue Seal program processes and has put a hold on the approval of any new programs offered by training providers. Our new Project Management Certificate of Completion program is not pre-approved by AIT, but it does align with AIT’s approved business-related subject areas.
How to register for a Con Ed course
To self-serve register for any courses offered by SAIT Continuing Education and Professional Studies, you'll first need to set up a Continuing Education student account (which is a separate account from the general mySAIT student portal) as a new user. Payment is by Visa or Mastercard is required at the time of registration. Learn more about setting up a Continuing Education student account, how to register and how to declare the SAIT certificate you want to complete.
Apply to AIT for your Blue Seal Certificate
Once you have completed enough courses to meet the minimum 150 hours, you can apply on the AIT website to obtain your Blue Seal certificate. AIT issues the Blue Seal Certificate. As part of your application submission, you’ll need to provide proof that you completed the courses and how many contact hours were associated with each. Contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca if you need help accessing your SAIT academic transcript.