Include with your online application:
- Resume that includes employment history with month/year
- Academic Worksheet (for AAg); Academic Worksheet (for ATAg)
- Application and Registration Fees
- Term Reduction Request (if applicable)
- Reference Approved Listings for Registration
- MAIL transcripts and ICES official evaluation, if applicable (no copies)
- Areas of Practice selection
Successful applicants must complete the Articling Program before achieving full professional status.
BCIA will waive half of the application fee if a new graduate applies for registration within 180 days (6 months) after their official graduation. If applying prior to official convocation, BCIA will accept an official letter from the university stating that all program requirements have been met.
Articling Registration Fee: $540.00
The articling registration fee is based on a calendar year and may be pro-rated, based on the quarterly schedule.
MAIL directly by the post-secondary institution, sealed official transcripts of credential(s) and transfer credits. A PDF or electronic version of official transcripts provided directly by the educational institution will also be accepted - email to the Deputy Registrar at email@example.com.
Applicants with Degrees Awarded Outside of Canada
Transcripts must be evaluated by a third party company such as International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES) in Burnaby. Note that World Evaluation Service (WES) and International Qualifications Assessment Serivce (IQAS) reports are also accepted. Ask for the comprehensive assessment, as required by the BC Institute of Agrologists; this provides the breakdown of equivalent credits. At a minimum the Bachelor's degree must be evaluated if an applicant has multiple credentials.
When a third party report is included with the application, copies of transcripts are accepted.
Applicants with extensive accummulative work experience (6 to 14 years) in agrology after graduation* including 2 years within Canada (not including a Master's or Ph.D program) may request a reduction by including a cover letter with reasons to support the request, for the articling term to be reduced from two years to one year. 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 but just in a shorter time frame.
*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 Master's or Ph.D program)? Apply under the Expedited Admission Program
AAg 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 such as a final paper.
ATAg Application: For diploma programs not listed in the "Approved Diploma Programs" 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.
AAg applicants are required to declare their area(s) of practice, up to three, at the time of an application submission. 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 PD Reports.
ATAg applicants are required to declare their area(s) of practice, up to two, at the time of an application submission. Upon acceptance into BCIA, the 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 or TAgs employment and experience, affirming the competency of the Registrant in the new area of practice.
APPLICATIONS will only be reviewed upon all applicable documentation being 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 an application becomes dormant WITHIN SIX MONTHS of being received due to an incomplete submission, the application will become inactive and a new application is required.
See Applicant Questions and Answers for additional information.