Areas of Practice

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. 

Listing of 38 Areas of Practice with Practices/Competencies 

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.

Agrologists Agronomes Canada - Areas 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)