Agrologists Act, Bylaws & Governance

Agrologists Act

The Act provides a legislative framework for those practicing agrology in the province to regulate their qualifications, conduct and practice. The British Columbia Institute of Agrologists is recognized. Application procedures for membership are described under Membership. The composition of the council for the Institute and the terms of the councillors are stated.

The latest revisions to the Agrologist’s Act were adopted in May 2004.

To read the Agrologists’s Act in its entirety, go to the BC Laws website at

BCIA Bylaws

The Act gives the Institute the authority to make regulatory and administrative bylaws, which are approved by the Institute’s members.

The BCIA Bylaws were adopted May 12, 2004.  Ammendments to the Bylaws (including Schedules) were approved by Council on Dec. 22, 2017 and are effective January 1, 2018.

Bylaws and Schedules

Printable versions of the BCIA Bylaws and Schedules (as of January 1, 2018) are available below.

BCIA Bylaws with Schedules A & B included

Schedule A  - Fees

Schedule B - Code of Ethics


The BCIA Governance Manual is divided into 12 sections and includes the Bylaws and Schedules A and B.

The Strategic Plan 2013-2018 forms part of the Governance Manual. 

Governance Manual Table of Contents