Protecting the Public

The public has access to a fair and responsive Complaint Process to address incompetent or unethical practice by registered agrology professionals.

The mandate of the profession of agrology demands integrity, competence, accountability and objectivity in the conduct of its registrants while fulfilling their professional responsibilities to the public, their employer, client, the profession and other registrants.

The BCIA has two key ways for registrants to demonstrate that they are fulfilling the mandate of the profession:

  • the BCIA’s Code of Ethics sets the standards required of regulated registrants of the Institute. The public can expect that registrants will provide competent service and conduct themselves ethically. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.
  • annual professional development reviews (PD Audit) commenced in 2009. Registrants who do not meet or record their PD requirements may be referred to the Executive Director for further review.