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Blue Seal is originally a certification in Alberta and Saskatchewan, with a similar certificate now being offered in the Atlantic provinces through the new Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program. It identifies a Red Seal or Journeyman who has taken a minimum of 12 credits in business.

At BCIT, the Blue Seal is an electronic badge specifically for tradespeople that want to develop their business and leadership skills. Obtaining a Blue Seal from BCIT demonstrates that you have achieved  a level of leadership and business education, giving you a competitive advantage in your field of work.

Depending on your career goals, education, and work experience, several options are designed to build upon your Red Seal or Journeyman Certificate. The various options are listed below, and you can start your assessment today!


To receive a Blue Seal Badge, applicants must have:

  • A valid Red Seal or Journeyman Certificate


  • 12 credits in business-related courses in good academic standing (C+ and above).

          ** At least 6 of the credits must be taken at BCIT **

Obtaining the Blue Seal:

Upon completion of the 12 credits in business-related courses, you must:

  1. Register in BUSA 0001- Blue Seal Assessment
  2. Send a copy of your Red Seal and post-secondary transcripts directly to the assessor
  3. Pay the $90 fee

The department will award you with the Blue Seal badge once the assessment is complete.

Note: Students who are in the process of completing a business certificate, diploma or degree, may also be eligible to apply for the Blue Seal simultaneously.

Below are five options available to tradespeople who are looking at obtaining their Blue Seal:

Contact Us:

For any other questions regarding the Blue Seal Badge at BCIT, please contact Karime Kuri via email at or, or via phone at 604-456-1170


The electronic badge at BCIT is not affiliated with the Blue Seal Certificate in Alberta or Saskatchewan.