Professionals who meet the required educational criteria and work experience may be eligible for immediate professional agrologist registration with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA). This type of application is called "Expedited Admission".
The program allows qualified individuals to expedite the required Articling Program term by waiving some elements of the standard Articling Program. Upon approval, the new registrant will immediately receive their full status professional designation on the condition that they promptly complete their registration obligations, i.e. the Professional Oath and payment of annual fees.
Expedited Admission Eligibility
Professionals must meet the current required educational criteria for registration and also possess a minimum of 15 years of agrology-related work experience. The experience can be from the government, the private sector or employment at a post-secondary educational institution.
Any deficiencies in meeting the current educational requirements, as determined by the Credentials Committee, may be addressed by additional educational requirements as set by that Committee. Should this occur, the applicant will receive written notification of the additional requirements from the Registrar.
It is expected that an eligible applicant is currently employed, or has an offer of employment in an agrology-related field at the time of application.
Applications will be processed 6-8 weeks from when the Credentials Committee receives the complete application package for review.