Benefits of Being a BCIA Registrant

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Certification

Registrants of the BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) are recognized as having met specific standards and are qualified to be professionals in the practice of agrology.

Accreditation

Registrants have been verified to be in compliance with specific standards that qualify them as competent practitioners in their respective fields. 

Legal Status / Professional Seal Recognition

Registrants with a professional designation are entitled to use the title, the designation and to use the associated seal (PAg and TAg only) while engaging in the practice of agrology.

Standards of Excellence and Public Responsibility

Registrants with professional designations maintain a high standard of integrity, fairness and competence. Registrants are informed about advances in the agrology profession and their areas of specialization. The registrant's Professional Oath is the standard of conduct.

Professional and Career Development

BCIA registrants continue their development as professionals by improving their knowledge, skillsets and competencies within the profession. Amelioration of professional communication and leadership skills, in particular, is available via continuing professional development activities and resources offered by BCIA and external stakeholders. View Registrants Resources (after login) and Events for current offerings.

Professional Interaction

Registrants have many opportunities to network with their peers through professional development opportunities and their respective business contacts. BCIA registrants present expertise in many aspects of agriculture, the environment, and the agri-food industry. Career opportunities exist at all levels of government, in education and research, primary production, and the agri-tech sectors. 

Advancing the Profession

BCIA registrants contribute to decision making, policy drafting and implementation, academic and corporate research, symposiums, conferences, and by volunteering on one of BCIA's five standing committees and one working group.  

Registrant Services

Services and opportunities to registrants are:

  • Monthly email updates provide information on issues of interest to the profession, e.g. updates on registration and legislation, operations and management of the organization, and perspectives of registrants on their professional practice.
  • This website, www.bcia.com, is designed to provide extensive information and access for registrants to manage their registration, including annual fees payment and registration renewal, tracking and reporting professional development, information on issues impacting professional practice and the activities and policies of the organization.
  • BCIA hosts an annual conference in different locations around the province. It is designed to provide information, explore issues of interest to registrants and stakeholders in the agricultural, natural resources or environmental sectors and offer professional development opportunities. The conference typically occurs in the spring.
  • The provincial AGM is a virtual event held separately from the conference. It is an opportunity for registrants to receive important updates from Council and financial reports. The provincial AGM occurs in May or June; the date is determined by Council.
  • BCIA maintains a listing of employment opportunities for registrants.
  • Discounts are offered from time to time on products such as Notarius (subscription service) or access to GeoEnviroPro's library of webinars.