NOTE: All fees are non-refundable.
All fees are in Canadian currency. No PST or GST required.
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2019 Annual Fee
2020 Annual Fee
Mandatory PD Activity
|$475.00||$475.00||required minimum of 30 PD hours/125 PD hrs over 3 year reporting period|
|Articling (AAg/ATAg)||$415.00||$415.00||required minimum of 30 PD hours/125 PD hrs over 3 year reporting period|
|Retired||$50.00||$50.00||PD hours not required|
|Retired 75+||No Fee||No Fee||PD hours not required|
|Student||No Fee||No Fee||PD hours not required|
|Medical Leave*||$75.00||$75.00||required minimum of 15 PD hours; 3 year max to remain on leave|
|Education Leave||$75.00||$75.00||required minimum of 15 PD hours; 3 year max to remain on leave (includes A.Ags who wish to suspend the A.Ag. program while in grad studies)|
|Parental Leave*||$75.00||$75.00||required minimum of 15 PD hours; 3 year max to remain on leave|
required minimum of 15 PD hours; 3 year max to remain on leave
Application Fee: $200; $100 if applying within 6 months from official graduation
- New registrant application fee is non-refundable – whether accepted or not into the profession. The application fee offsets the administrative costs required to review all applications to the BC Institute of Agrologists. The fee is processed once the application is submitted online or received by mail.
Dual/Transfer-In Application Fee: $75.00
Late Fee (applied after February 15th) : $100.00 for regulated status; $50.00 for on leave status
Reinstatement Fee: $125.00 (without notice - registrant discontinued); $50.00 (with notice - registrant resigned in good standing)
Articling Extension Fee: $60.00
- An extension fee is applied to articling renewal fees (to equal full status fees) if 3+ years is maintained as an articling registrant. It is the expectation that the articling registrant will complete the articling program within three years.
Policy on Prorating Fees for Newly Approved Registrants, Newly Minted PAgs or those Returning to Full Status from On Leave for the Year
Full fee up to March 31, ¾ up to June 30, ½ up to September 30, and ¼ to December 31. When returning back to regulated status mid year, the pro rated regulated fee + on leave fee already paid will never be more than the full fee for the year.
Policy on Payment, Removal from Register (Discontinued) and Reinstatement
Invoices to be sent December 1st or sooner for the next year. Payment may be by cash, cheque or credit card. An email is sent to non-payees after the payable date of February 15th notifying that the late fee was added and reminding of removal from register (Discontinued) if unpaid before April 1st. If not fees paid, on April 1st a registered letter is mailed indicating the member has been stricken from the register (Discontinued). Additional penalties are incurred if reinstatement is requested in the future, and within 3 years of leaving BCIA. Resigning in Good Standing, by submitting the appropriate form, prior to the noted deadlines is strongly encouraged.
For members who are reinstating their membership, the policy on reinstatement can be found in Sections 80 - 86 of the BCIA Bylaws.
Policy on Designation for those on Medical Leave, Education Leave, Parental Leave or Agrologist On Leave
Cannot use the designation or hold themselves out to be a full status registrant . May stay on leave for up to 3 years before having to return to full status.
On February 29, 2020 Council approved a new fee process for those requesting Parental Leave or Medical Leave (under the care of a physician) mid-year. For the year in which the Practicing Registrant fee was already paid and a request is submitted mid year, a credit will be calculated using a combination of a prorated Practicing Registrant fee and prorated Parental Leave or Medical Leave charge and this resulting credit will be applied ONLY to the prorated Practice Registrant fee when returning back as a Practicing Registrant. Annual renewals while remaining on leave are allowed, for a maximum of three years.
Backdating to a previous year or pro rated quarter will not achieve (additional) credits - please submit requests within 30 days of the requested start date.
There are no refunds on fees already paid.