Areas of Practice

Agrology is a broad multidisciplinary field that encompasses the natural, economic and social sciences as related to the practice and understanding of agriculture and natural sciences.  BCIA registrants, of whom met the requirements for registration according to the definition of Agrology (Agrologists Act 2003), work in a wide range of agrology fields such as animal sciences, food sciences, soil sciences, natural resource and environmental sciences.

Assurance of continuing competence through on-going professional development is critical in meeting the current and the agrologists' responsibility to society. Through lifelong learning, registrants remain up-to-date in their declared areas of practice, and are informed about the current issues involving the profession of agrology. 

Agrologists Canada:

Once accepted as a BCIA registrant there are 38 areas of practice designated by the BCIA organized around 4 different sectors that the new registrant must declare, up to three annually as part of their professional development (PD) report.  Download a breakdown of each Area of Practice listing additional practices/competencies 

NOTE:  Applicant's courses are reviewed referencing the definition of agrology according to the Agrologists Act, NOT how the courses may fit into BCIA's area(s) of practice.

To find a BCIA registrant knowledgeable in a particular recognized area of practice, please go to Find an Agrologist.  Only those that have released contact information to the public will show up in the search.

The chart below provides a general idea of possible employment areas a BCIA registrant would be employed in. (they are not BCIA's identified areas of practice) (click to enlarge)