Assurance of continuing competence through on-going professional development is critical in meeting the agrologists' responsibility to society. Through lifelong learning, registrants remain up-to-date in their declared areas of practice or new practice areas, and are informed about the current issues involving the profession of agrology.
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 (two for techs) as part of their Professional Development (PD) Report.
NOTE: Applicant's courses are reviewed referencing the definition of agrology according to the Agrologists Regulation (2021), NOT how the courses may fit into BCIA's area(s) of practice.
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)