Students in agriculture, natural resource or related programs at British Columbia colleges or universities are welcomed as student members of BCIA. These students are given complimentary membership with BCIA and receive regular communications and events information. Students are encouraged to take part in district and branch activities, and professional development opportunities which are often offered at subsidized rates.
Approved membership as a student does not guarantee acceptance into the articling program. Student memberships are only available while students are in school and prior to application as an agrologist. Refer to 'Registrants'> Requirements at www.bcia.com for more information. A graduating or graduated student moving to full registration with BCIA must submit a new, separate application form and accompanying documents as described on the BCIA website.
Students applying for the $1500 BCIA Scholarships must also be accepted as a student member or be a current BCIA registrant. Please complete, print, sign, and then submit the application form.
A student declaration is required to be submitted annually (under PD reports) at annual fees time to retain student membership with BCIA.
**Remember to submit a confirmation of registration of the educational program in which you are enrolled together with your student application form. This can be a letter from the institution, a record of grade history or other confirmatory document that is available within the student's online profile.
BCIA will waive half ($100.00) of the new registrant application fee for PAg or TAg if a new graduate with a degree applies for membership within 180 days (6 months) from time of official graduation. BCIA encourages potential and current student members to take advantage of this discount for registrant membership at graduation.