APPLICATION FEES: ALL application fees are non-refundable.
REGISTRATION FEES: ALL registration fees are non-refundable. Please click here for the fee schedule.
For members who are reinstating their membership, the policy on reinstatement can be found in Sections 80 - 86 of the BCIA Bylaws.
All new applicants for the Articling Agrologist (AAg) designation towards a PAg will be assessed on their degree and courses. All new applicants for the Articling Technologist in Agrology (ATAg) designation towards their RTAg will be assessed on their diploma, applied degree or degree and courses. These legal requirements are found in Section 68 of the BCIA Bylaws.
Eligibility for registration as an Articling Agrologist (AAg) requires a minimum of a four-year (120 credit) Bachelor's degree with a science focus. As part of this degree, a specified number of courses in various categories as set by BCIA Council are required.
Eligibility for registration as an Articling Technologist in Agrology (ATAg) requires a minimum of a two-year diploma or applied degree program equivalent to a minimum of 60 credits of which a specified number of courses in various categories as set by BCIA Council are required. A PPT (in PDF) has been created to provide a simple outline detailing this new technologist category.
When applicants are reviewed for entrance into the agrology profession, their transcripts are reviewed for agrology and foundational science related (foundational knowledge) courses. A discussion and definition of these two course types and other information can be found under 'Requirements'.