Professionals who have the required educational requirements and relevant work experience may be eligible for immediate full registration within the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) through its Expedited Admission Program.
This Program allows qualified individuals to expedite the required Articling Program by having certain elements of the standard articling term waived. Upon approval the new registrant will immediately receive their full status designation on the condition that the new registrant meets the duties and responsibilities as outlined below.
Expedited Admission Eligibility
Professionals must meet the current required educational requirements for registration and have a minimum of 15 years agrology-related work experience (from official bachelor graduation, not counting masters or PhD programs). The required experience can be from government, private industry or educational institution employment with all experience and education being reviewed by the BCIA Credentials Committee on a case by case basis. Please note that deficiencies in meeting the current educational requirements may be addressed by the imposition of additional educational requirements by the BCIA Credentials Committee at the discretion of that Committee. It is the expectation that an eligible applicant be currently employed in the field of agrology at the time of application.
Upon receipt of the required documentation the applicants’ materials will be provided to the BCIA Credentials Committee of which will make a determination within approximately 4-6 calendar weeks from the date that the Committee receives the respective application for review.
Upon approval by the BCIA Credentials Committee applicants fulfilling these Expedited Admission Program requirements will be designated as full status registrants “in good standing” according to the Agrologists Act [SBC 2013 Ch.13] and the BCIA Bylaws.