New Member Application

For New Member Applicants Only 

Apply Online 

Include with your online application:       

**For courses not in the "Approved Course List for Registration" please include course descriptions to assist in the official review.

Official transcripts of degree(s) and transfer credits MUST be mailed.  If applicable, ICES comprehensive evaluations MUST be mailed with copies of transcripts included with the application package.    See application checklist

OR Apply by Mail

Include the following in your application package:

The application package (see checklist below) must be mailed to the BCIA office - NO scanned/emailed applications please. 

Application Fee: $200.00 - non refundable

This fee is for processing all documents.  The fee will be processed once the application is submitted online or received by mail.

BCIA will waive half ($100.00) of the new member application fee if a new graduate with a degree applies for membership within 180 days (6 months) after their official convocation.  If applying prior to the official convocation indicating graduation, we will accept an official letter from the university stating that all program requirements have been met.

Annual Dues:  $415.00 

Dues may be pro-rated depending on date of registration. See Membership dues.


Please enclose or mail separately official sealed transcripts for degree(s), credentials & all transfer credits.
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:

Ask for the comprehensive assessment, as required by the BC Institute of Agrologists

Copies of transcripts will be accepted only if a comprehensive review was done by an evaluation company, ideally by ICES but comprehensive reviews by WES and IQAS are also accepted.

Application Check List:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed Academic Worksheet
  • Resume – including employment history with month and year
  • Official Sealed Transcripts - (copies accepted only if evaluated by ICES).  Comprehensive reviews by WES and IQAS are also accepted.
  • ICES official evaluation, if applicable (no copies)
  • Term Request if applicable*
  • Application Fee - $200.00 ($100.00 if applicable); Annual Membership Dues - $415.00
  • For courses not in the "Approved Course List for Registration" please include course descriptions to assist in the official review.

Your application will only be reviewed on receipt of all of the above.  The application fee is processed once the application form 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.

*TERM REQUEST: Applicants with extensive accummulative work experience (6 years +) in Agrology after university graduation including 2 years within Canada 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 A.Ag. program elements must still be completed.

**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.