The Technologist in Agrology application is available NOW! To promote this new category the application fee has been reduced by 50% for a limited time. Take note to choose TWO declared 'Areas of Practice'.
Include with your online application:
- PDF of your Resume that includes employment history with month/year
- PDF of Academic Worksheet (PAg) PDF of Academic Worksheet (ATAg)
- Payment information for application fee and registration fee once approved
- Term reduction request and associated documentation if applicable
- Reference "Approved Course List" (PAg) "Approved Diploma Programs List" (ATAg)
- MAIL ICES official evaluation, if applicable (no copies)
- MAIL directly by the post-secondary institution, sealed official transcripts of credential(s) and transfer credits. Notify your school of our new address: 110-2800 Bryn Maur Rd., Victoria V9B 3T4. Copies are only accepted if ICES report forms are part of the application package. During COVID-19 a PDF or electronic version of official transcripts provided by the educational institution will be accepted - the school must email official transcripts directly to the Deputy Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful applicants must complete the Articling Program prior to receiving their full status
All application fees are non-refundable – whether accepted or not into the profession. The application fee offsets the administrative costs required to review all applications to the BC Institute of Agrologists. The fee is processed once the application is submitted online or received by mail.
BCIA will waive half ($100.00) of the new registrant application fee if a new graduate with a degree applies for registration within 180 days (6 months) after their official convocation.
If applying prior to official convocation indicating graduation, BCIA will accept an official letter from the university stating that all program requirements have been met.
ATAg PROMO: Effective March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021 BCIA will waive half ($100.00) of the ATAg application fee for ALL applicants. This is to promote the new technologist category in the first year of it being implemented.
Annual Articling Fee: $415.00
The annual articling fee may be pro-rated depending on date of registration - Fee Schedule
Please enclose or mail separately official sealed transcripts for credential(s) and all transfer credits. Copies not accepted. Notify your school of our new mailing address: 110-2800 Bryn Maur Rd, Victoria BC V9B 3T4.
Applicants with degrees granted from outside of Canada must have their transcripts evaluated by the International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES) – 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby BC V5G 3H2. Ph: (604) 432-8800 Fax: (604) 435-7033 Toll-free: 1-866-434-9197 Website: www.bcit.ca/ices
Ask for the comprehensive assessment, as required by the BC Institute of Agrologists. At a minimum the Bachelor's degree must be evaluated if an applicant has multiple credentials.
Applicants with extensive accummulative work experience (6 years +) in agrology after graduation* including 2 years within Canada (not including a masters or PhD program) may request a reduction (by a covering letter with reasons to back your request ) of the Articling term from two years to one year. ALSO include letter(s) of employment for verification. This request can only be done at time of application. Ultimately it is at the discretion of the credentials committee to grant this request. All articling program elements must still be completed.
*Bachelor graduation for AAg application; Diploma graduation for ATAg application
Do you have an accumulation of 15+ years of work experience in agrology after graduation (not including a masters or PhD program)? Apply under the Expedited Admission Program.
PAg Application: For courses not in the "Approved Course List for Registration" please include course descriptions to assist in the official review. Note: Stand alone lab courses, seminar courses and work experience courses/co-ops are not accepted; appropriate directed studies, field studies, special topics, advanced studies and thesis courses are considered on a case by case basis; supporting documentation is required.
RTAg Application: If your diploma program is listed in the "Approved Diploma Programs" the academic worksheet is NOT required as part of your application package. This list will be updated and added to appropriately.
Under the agrologist category applicants are required to declare their area(s) of practice, up to three, at the time of application. If in the future if a registrant wishes to change their scope(s) of practice based on new skills/knowledge learned they may do so by noting them in the registrant's profile.
Under the technologist category applicants are required to declare their area(s) of practice, up to two, at the time of application. Upon acceptance into BCIA, the Registrar, Deputy Registrar and/or Credentials Committee will ensure that the declared scopes of practice are in line with the registrant’s education, training, and experience. If the area(s) of practice differ from the education, 2 letters of recommendation are required to confirm competency in that area(s) of practice. If in the future a registrant wishes to change their scope(s) of practice they must provide for the Registrar’s consideration a reference letter from a registered professional, with direct knowledge of the ATAgs employment and experience, affirming the competency of the ATAg in the new area of practice.
APPLICATIONS will only be reviewed upon all applicable documentation has been received. Once an application package has been submitted to the Credentials Committee for official review and decision, it is at the discretion of the BCIA Registrar to which additional information may be requested of the applicant in order to assist with the review by the Committee.
Note: If the required information noted above to move an application forward for review is NOT RECEIVED WITHIN SIX MONTHS, your application will become inactive and you must reapply.
See Applicant Questions for additional information.