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Red Seal Endorsement acronym forces new business cards


June 23, 2015
By Anthony Capkun

June 23, 2015 – The administrator of Canada’s Red Seal Program—the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA)—announced the official recognition of the RSE acronym (Red Seal Endorsement) for qualified skilled journeypersons.

“Members of prestigious professions and accredited groups are often identified by the use of an official acronym that confirms their certification and/or accreditation,” notes CCDA.

CCDA says an officially recognized acronym for professionals in the trade industry provides qualified individuals with a way to easily reflect their qualifications while creating prestige for their credentials—in this case, the Red Seal endorsement.

As of June 1, 2015—in most Canadian jurisdictions—the RSE acronym can be used by 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. Anyone holding a Red Seal endorsement can begin using RSE on their business cards and promotional materials.

CCDA says the implementation of the RSE acronym meets its long-term vision for the Red Seal Program by raising the image of the skilled trades, to recognize the professionalism of the skilled trades and to recognize the standard of excellence offered by the Red Seal Program.

The RSE acronym should only be used by journeypersons who have obtained a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial or territorial tickets by successfully completing a Red Seal examination. Any individual who makes use of the RSE acronym should correspondingly have a Red Seal endorsement available for verification purposes—be it by employers or clients.

To use the acronym, just place RSE after your name e.g. John Doe, RSE.

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