Proposed Practice Areas 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 (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 following document proposes the development and implementation of 13 practice areas across five sectors of practice.  You are encouraged to download and review the Practice Areas Recommendations document (below) and provide feedback to comments@email.bcia.com by May 27, 2022.

Practice Areas Recommendations Document by Keith Duhaime - May 2022

Appendix D (Survey results)

Practice Areas Recommendations PowerPoint (presented May 6, 2022)

Proposed Areas of Practice Table

The  Zoom recording "Proposed BCIA Practice Areas" presented on May 6, 2022 at the Conference in Penticton will be posted when available.