BCIA Proposed Practice Areas

BCIA is looking for feedback on the proposed Practice Areas by May 27, 2022.

Registrants of professional regulatory bodies define themselves by the specific expertise they provide in the advice and services they render. Currently, Registrants of the BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) have self-identified as practicing in 38 distinct practice areas across six different practice sectors.

The invocation of reserved practice rights for the profession of agrology (to be implemented Sept 2022) implies the necessity for the definition of ‘practice area’ to be updated to:

  • ‘a unique functional area of professional practice within the agrology profession that for protective purposes requires specialized knowledge, based on education, work experience and skill sets.’

After surveying BCIA Registrants and additional consultation, the Practice Areas Recommendations document prepared by Keith Duhaime and presented at the 2022 BC SCI CON on May 6th in Penticton proposes the development and implementation of 13 practice areas across five sectors of practice.  You are encouraged to download the document and provide feedback to comments@email.bcia.com by May 27, 2022.

For more information and documentation, please refer to the BCIA Proposed Practice Areas page.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022