Fees Schedule

NOTE: All fees are non-refundableNo PST or GST is applied.

REGISTRATION FEES

 

2021  Annual Fee   

2022  Annual Fee

Mandatory PDH Activity

Full Status

(PAg/TAg)

$475.00 $600.00

Required minimum of 30 PDH/year;

125 PD hrs over a three (3) year reporting period

Articling (AAg/ATAg) $415.00 $540.00

Required minimum of 30 PDH/ year;

125 PD hrs over a three (3) year reporting period

Retired $50.00 $50.00 PDH reporting not required
Retired 75+ No Fee No Fee PDH reporting not required
Student No Fee No Fee PDH reporting not required
Medical Leave* $75.00 $75.00 Required minimum of 15 PDH/year
Education Leave $75.00 $75.00 Required minimum of 15 PDH/year
Parental Leave* $75.00 $75.00 Required minimum of 15 PDH/year
On Leave $75.00 $75.00

Required minimum of 15 PDH/year

OTHER FEES

Application Fee:  $275.00 

  • BCIA will waive half of the application fee if a new graduate with a degree applies for registration within 180 days (6 months) after their official convocation.
  • The 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. 

Dual/Transfer-In Application Fee:  $125.00 

Late PD Filing Fee (may be applied after January 15th):  $75.00    See BCIA Bylaws Section 97

Late Fee (applied after February 15th): $150.00 for practicing status; $50.00 for on-leave status  

Reinstatement Fee: $150.00 with notice (as Resigned in Good Standing); $250.00 without notice (as Discontinued)

Articling Extension Fee: $60.00 

  • The extension fee is applied to an Articling Registrant's renewal fees to equal PAg or TAg annual fees if they have been in the Articling Program for three or more years. 

Pro-Rated Fees: Full fee to March 31, 3/4 fees up to June 30, 1/2 up to September 30, and 1/4 to December 31

If a Registrant returns to practicing status mid-year, the pro-rated fee plus the On-Leave fee that were already paid, will NOT be more than 100% of the full annual fee.

Policy on Payment, Removal from Register (Discontinued) and Reinstatement

  • Annual fee invoices are available by December 1st for the following year. Invoices are located on the "Invoices" tab on Registrants' online profiles for e-payment. Payment may be made by credit card only online.  For payment via cash or mail, contact the BCIA office.
  • An email is sent to outstanding Registrants after February 15th with notification of applied late fees and impending removal from the Register as "Discontinued" if monies are not paid before April 1st. 
  • If fees are not paid before April 1st, a registered letter is sent via email informing the Registrant that they have been struck off the Register as "Discontinued".  Additional penalties are incurred if reinstatement is requested, and can only be done within three years from the date of leaving.  
  • After three years of leaving BCIA, either as "Discontinued" or "Resigned in Good Standing," former Registrants must reapply under the current standards of the day.  

Resignation in Good Standing, by submitting the appropriate form prior to the deadline, is strongly encouraged.

Reinstatement Rules: Sections 72 - 78 BCIA Bylaws.

Registrants with "On-Leave" Status Cannot Practice Agrology

Registrants on "On-Leave" status cannot use their professional designation nor represent themselves as full status actively practicing Registrants. Registrants may stay on leave for up to three (3) years before returning to full practicing status. After three years from the date of leaving BCIA, either as "Discontinued" or "Resigned in Good Standing," former Registrants must begin the application process again, instead of simply paying fees and subsequent reinstatement.

 Fees for Registrants Requesting Parental Leave or Medical Leave Mid-Year

A credit will be calculated if a parental or medical request is submitted mid-year and the entire year's annual fees have already been paid.  The credit will be determined using a combination of the pro-rated yearly fees and the pro-rated Parental Leave or Medical Leave fee. The resulting credit will be applied ONLY to the pro-rated practicing Registrant fees when returning as an active Registrant. Annual renewals while On-Leave are permitted for a maximum of three years. 

Note that backdating to a previous year or pro-rated quarter year will not achieve additional credits; please submit requests within 30 days of the requested start date

Example for those Requesting Parental Leave or Medical Leave mid-year

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