There are two workshops and an online webinar that are required as part of the A.Ag. program.
The Profession of Agrology workshop is now available as a webinar and is completed in conjunction with the 'Orientation to BCIA' webinar and assessment questions at the start of the new AAgs program. The workshop may be hosted by a BCIA branch as a 2 to 3 hour workshop with A.Ags doing a very short introduction of themselves (the A.Ag. presentation is done at a branch AGM ). This in-person version provides networking and an introduction to member(s) of the local Branch Executive.
- What does it mean to be a Professional Agrologist?
- The history of BCIA
- The Agrologist Act (2003) and Bylaws
- Code of Ethics
- Scope of Agrology
- The role of Agrologists in decision making
- Continuing professional development requirements
- An overview of other resource professions and their governance
*Claim 1.5 PD hours + 1 PD Hour (webinars) or 2.5 PD hours (in-person workshop) appropriately under 'Declarations' in your PD Report.
The BCIA Ethics for Professionals workshop is hosted by the BCIA head office with assistance from the branches at various locations within the province, as well as in conjunction with the BCIA Annual General Meeting.
- Background and context of Ethics
- Responsibility to the public
- Responsibility to the client or employer
- Responsibility as an expert witness
- Responsibility to the profession
- Due diligence
- Applying your knowledge
Numerous case studies are discussed in both small group and plenary sessions with this in-person full day workshop
Refreshments and a lunch included; booklet and a certificate of completion is provided
Participants have the opportunity to access the course booklet here prior to the scheduled workshop and if desired save on an electronic device. It may be beneficial to pre read the case studies. Some copies of the hardcopy course booklet will be available at a scheduled workshop
*For P.Ag.'s who have taken the BCIA Ethics Workshop previously and would like to take it as a refresher course, there is NO CHARGE to attend the workshop. Contact the BCIA office directly at email@example.com to register at 1-877-855-9291
*Claim 6 PD hours appropriately under 'Declarations' in your PD Report.
This is a mandatory online course for all new A.Ag’s accepted after March 1, 2015. This webinar, developed by Angela Westmacott, is now available through the Members Login. (Go to 'Member Resources' behind the member log-in) A.Ags accepted for membership prior to March 1, 2015 are encouraged to view the online webinar sometime during their A.Ag. term as a PD opportunity. This course is non mandatory for the remainder of the membership to use as professional development.
*Claim 1.5 PD hours appropriately under 'Declarations' in your PD Report.