Membership Status and Obligations

Members in good standing, with the exception of student members, non-practicing and honorary agrologists, shall be eligible to vote at elections or on motions at a AGM and to hold office in the institute.

In addition to the requirements of the Act and bylaws, Professional Agrologists (P.Ag.) and Articling Agrologists (A.Ag.) shall be subject to the continuing professional development guidelines and policies.

Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) Status

Agrologists have full rights and privileges as members of the institute, including the use of a seal and the title “Professional Agrologist” and the designation “P.Ag.”, “P.Ag”, or “PAg” and must report professional development hours annually at the required minimum amount of 30 PD hours per year, and 125 PD hours over a three-year reporting period ending with the reporting year.

Articling Agrologist (A.Ag.) Status

Articling Agrologists have full rights and privileges as members of the institute without the use of a seal but may use the title “Articling Agrologist” and the designation “A.Ag.”, “A.Ag”, or “AAg” and must attend professional development activities during their articling term, report professional development hours annually at the required minimum amount of 30 PD hours per year, and 125 PD hours over a three-year reporting period ending with the reporting year. If an A.Ag. changes membership to an on leave category the A.Ag. term is put on hold and the A.Ag. will be required to extend their A.Ag. program accordingly in order to reach the equivalent of 24 months (or 12 months if applicable) of working in the field of agrology; welcome to attend events as part of the A.Ag. program while on leave.

Professional Agrologist  (Retired) Status

The P.Ag.(Retired) status is for those members that have 'retired' from their work in agrology (so no longer practicing agrology of any kind, paid or volunteer) but they still want to hold membership though to stay active in the organization. Retired agrologists have the right to vote and to hold office, receive information circulated to the membership from the institute and to attend institute events and may use the title “Professional Agrologist (Retired)” and the designation “P.Ag. (Ret)”, “P.Ag (Ret)”, or “PAg (Ret)” but cannot practice agrology.  P.Ag.(Retired) members must provide a declaration of non-practicing status each year on renewal of membership.  Annual professional development reporting is not required.  P.Ag.(Retired) members can return to active P.Ag. status at any time by paying the active status dues for the year (may be pro-rated) and submitting the 'Return to Active Status' form found here.

Non-Practicing Status

Parental Leave / Educational Leave/ Medical Leave / Agrologist On Leave

Non-practicing membership are for those members that are stepping away temporarily from working in agrology.   Non-practicing members have the right to receive information circulated to the membership from the institute and to attend institute events but cannot practice agrology in any capacity.  The member cannot use the title “Professional Agrologist” or the designation “P.Ag.”, “P.Ag”, or “PAg” or use the title “Articling Agrologist” or the designation “A.Ag.”, “A.Ag”, or “AAg”.  Non-practicing members must report the professional development hours at the required minimum amount (15 PD hours/year) annually along with the associated annual fee.  Non-practicing members cannot vote, hold office with the institute or if applicable use their seal/stamp.  A member may remain a non-practicing member for up to 3 consecutive years.

Non-practicing members can return to active status at any time by paying the active status dues for the year (may be pro-rated) and submitting the 'Return to Active Status' form found here.

Student Status

Student members have the right to receive information circulated to the membership from the institute and to attend institute events but are unable to vote and do not have the use of a seal or any title or  designation. Annual submission of a declaration of enrolment as a student in a recognized post secondary institution is required to maintain student status.

Resignation in Good Standing

A member who has resigned in good standing may make an application for reinstatement within five years of the resignation date, upon payment of the fees for the year in which the applicant seeks reinstatement, without requirement for payment of a reinstatement fee. A member who has resigned in good standing who has NOT applied for reinstatement within five years of the resignation date will not be eligible for reinstatement and must submit a new application for registration.

Change of Status/Resignation Form - click here

Overview of Membership Categories - click here