As a BCIA member you are recognized having met specified criteria and are thereby qualified to call yourself an 'Agrologist' while engaging in the practice of agrology.
As a BCIA member of BCIA you conform to specific standards used to qualify individuals receiving a certification for practice in a specialty area.
A Standard of Excellence and Public Responsibility
As a BCIA member you maintain a standard of integrity, fairness and competence. Through your obligation of service, you keep abreast of advances in the science of your discipline and industry. In addition, the Agrologists' Code of Ethics will be the standard of your professional conduct.
Professional and Career Development
Belonging to the BCIA helps your development and improves your knowledge and proficiency within the profession. Improvement of your professional communication and leadership skills is possible through topic updates at professional meetings and participating in educational courses and programs. You are better able to keep abreast of agri-food production, processing globalization, the environment and food safety issues.
As a BCIA member, you have the opportunity to interact with other professionals and disciplines. Regular communication takes place among Agrologists through business and personal contacts. Whether you are in the private or public sector, an employee or an entrepreneur, BCIA members represent all facets of agriculture, the environment, and food industry, i.e. career opportunities exist in primary production, agri-food business, all levels of government, education and research. Through professional and technical meetings, conferences, scientific publications, newsletters and tours, you are able to keep on top of the latest industry issues and advances. You become personally familiar with colleagues working on the leading edge of both technology and policy.
Improving the Industry
Agrologists contribute to decision making and policy formulation and dissemination through participation in issue analysis, presentation and discussion.
In addition to the forgoing professional support services provided, BCIA continues to improve on opportunities and services offered to the membership.
Legal Status / Professional Seal Recognition
As a member with professional status, you are entitled to use the title Agrologist, P.Ag. designation and use a seal while engaging in the practice of agrology.
View the U-tube video on Careers in Agrology to learn more about benefits of a career in Agrology.