Certifications

Red Seal

The Red Seal Program is the Canadian standard of excellence for skilled trades. Formally known as the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program, it sets common standards to assess the skills of tradespersons across Canada. Tradespersons who meet the Red Seal standards receive a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial trade certificates.

Go to http://www.red-seal.ca for more information

Gold Seal Certification

Gold Seal is a national certification program for project managers, superintendents and estimators developed by the Canadian Construction Association. Similar to the Red Seal program for journeyman tradespeople, Gold Seal is a declaration of skill and competence recognized across Canada. To become certified, candidates must have at least three years of experience and a minimum of 100 Gold Seal certification points. Points are allocated for work, trade and related management experience, education and the completion of designated industry training courses.

Merit courses with Gold Seal Credits include: Supervisor Training Program, Leadership Development for Supervisors, Project Planning and Cost Control, Project Management, along with many of our E-Learning courses.

Go to: www.goldsealcertification.com for more information

Blue Seal Certification

Blue Seal (Achievement in Business Competencies) provides the opportunity for Alberta ticketed tradespeople to achieve recognition for business training to serve a variety of career needs. Merit’s Supervisor Training Program and Leadership Development for Supervisors can be used for Blue Seal Certification. Click the link below to view our Supervisor Training Programs.

Go to: https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/experiencedworkers/business-competencies/ for more information

Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor (ICCS)

The ICCS is a designated occupation certified by the Government of Alberta. Merit’s Supervisor Training Program is one of the industry based supervisor training programs approved by Alberta Apprenticeships and Industry Training and fulfills part of the requirements before applying for ICCS certification.

Go to: http://tradesecrets.alberta.ca for more information