This a reminder to Registrants that BCIA's Indigenous cultural awareness courses are offered monthly in 2022; however, there are limits on the number of participants for each class. Don't wait until the deadline to fulfill the foundational Indigenous cultural awareness requirement. 

BCIA courses are full for the remainder of the year.  You will need to seek alternative training referencing the endorsed course listing under Registrant Resources - Indigenous Awareness Training (log-in).

Programs to encourage reconciliation with Indigenous people are mandatory under the Professional Governance Act.  

The foundational Indigenous cultural awareness course must be completed and declared in a professional development report by December 31, 2022, and declared in the PD Report by January 15, 2023. Otherwise, BCIA will remove the Registrant from the Register, and they will be unable to practice agrology in British Columbia.

  • All Registrants must have completed foundational knowledge training on Indigenous cultural awareness by December 31, 2022. BCIA offers foundational Indigenous training throughout 2022 - these courses are full.  
  • Articling Registrants and those accepted under the Expedited Admission Program whose acceptance dates are January 1, 2021, and later, will complete the foundational Indigenous Awareness training as part of their associated programs.
  • For Registrants currently on leave it is expected that upon returning back to practicing status, the Indigenous training requirement must be completed and declared in the PD Report within 3 months of returning.
  • Dual/Transfer-In Registrants have one year to complete their training from the date of acceptance.

Registrants who currently work in a position specifically with Indigenous peoples or training, i.e., Agrologist in Indigenous Relations, may be granted exemptions.  Contact the Provincial Professional Development Coordinator to verify if your work qualifies you for an exemption. 

For more information, sign in as a Registrant and go to Registrant Resources - Indigenous Awareness Training.

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