The Agrologists Act requires that the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists include programs to continue the education of its registrants. BCIA is committed to a Professional Development program and policies that assist registrants in ensuring and making evident their professionalism. On-going professional development is a basic tenet of professionalism. Thus, it is the responsibility of all BCIA registrants to maintain competence through ongoing professional development.
Requirements of Professional Development Audit Program
A Program to Ensure BCIA Registrants Maintain Professional Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
- Registrant must have adequate substantiation of professional development activities that have been included in annual PD reports.
- Practicing (regulated) registrants are required to report a minimum of 125 PDH over a three-year period with no less than 30 PDH annually.
- A minimum of 50 PDH over a three-year period with no less than 10 PDH should be declared annually under the Continuing Education category.
- The declared PDH’s must be relevant or pertinent to the registrant's stated area of expertise and competency or support development of a new area of expertise.
- Identification of inadequacies and suggested requirements to bring professional development up to at least minimum standard within a given period of time.
For more information on the Professional Development Audit Program and processes, download the Audit brochure PDF
For Professional Development Guidelines to assist when reporting, click here
For the 38 areas of practice designated by BCIA, click here