Professional Governance Act (2018)
The Professional Governance Act (the PGA) enacted in 2018, provides a new regulatory framework for professions in BC. The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) was established under the Ministry of the Attorney General in June 2019. THE OSPG strengthen government oversight while being independent from the ministries that regulate sectors in which professionals practice. It provides the impartiality needed to create an effective and trusted framework for professional governance.
The PGA brings regulatory bodies under one act and provides a consistent governance framework for their professions that incorporates best practices of professional governance. The OSPG is responsible for administering the PGA and for ensuring that best practices for professional governance are implemented. The Agrologists Act will eventually be repealed.
Professional Governance Act - adopted Nov. 27, 2018
Agrologists Act (2003)
The Agrologists Act provides a legislative framework that outlines the parameters of the profession and the responsibilities of professionals and the regulatory body. BCIA is recognized as being a self regulating profession and is a privilege granted by government through legislation. There is exclusive title rights, and in some cases, the exclusive right to practice within the profession. The composition of Council for the Institute and the terms of the councillors are stated.
BCIA Bylaws - March 1, 2020 version
The new Bylaws will guide BCIA forward as our profession continues its protection of the public interest and assists in the responsible development of British Columbia’s natural resources sector under the Professional Governance Act.
Printable versions of the current BCIA Bylaws and Schedules are available below.
Governance Manual - July 2020 Version
The BCIA Governance Manual is divided into 12 sections and includes the Bylaws and Schedules A, B and C.
The Strategic Plan 2019-2023 forms part of the Governance Manual.
- Section 1 - History of the BCIA
- Section 2 - Authority, Vision, Mission, Mandate and the Strategic Plan
- Section 3 - Governance/Management Philosophy and Conflict of Interest Policy
- Section 4 - Council Policies
- Section 5 - Committee Policies
- Section 6 - Committee Terms of Reference (Approved Feb 24 2018)
- Section 7 - BCIA Agrologists Act, Professional Governance Act (PGA), Bylaws with Schedules A, B & C
- Section 8 - Contact Lists: Council; Standing Committees (names only); BCIA Staff
- Section 9 - Travel and Other Expenses Guidelines and Travel Allowance Policy
- Section 10 - BCIA Council Meeting Minutes (access only to BCIA Registrants)
- Section 11 - BCIA 2019-2023 Strategic Plan; Diagram version here