Red Seal Endorsement
09 Nov 2015

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) has recently announced the official recognition of the Red Seal Endorsement or RSE. Journeypersons who have obtained a Red Seal Endorsement on their provincial or territorial Certificates of Qualification and Apprenticeship by successfully completing a Red Seal examination can use RSE on their business cards and promotional materials as of June 1, 2015. It is similar to anyone holding an university degree who may choose to put the abbreviation of their degree after their name; for example, “John Smith, B.Ed.”

The Red Seal is a recognized standard in Canadian jurisdictions, one that employers look for as an indication of the skill and competency level of employees in the trades. Tradespeople who hold a valid certificate with a Red Seal can work anywhere in Canada, including Alberta, without further training or examination. Certified tradespeople may obtain a Red Seal in their trade or occupation certificates by successfully completing an interprovincial standards examination.

More information is available on Tradesecrets as well as the Red Seal website.


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