Students in agriculture, natural resources, environmental or related programs at British Columbian colleges or universities are welcomed as student members of BCIA. Students are given complimentary membership and receive regular communications and events information. Students are encouraged to participate in district and Branch activities, and professional development opportunities.
Membership as a student does not guarantee acceptance into the Articling Program. Student membership is only available when the student is attending school and before an application to become an agrologist. A recently graduated student transitioning to a Registrant must submit a separate application form and accompanying documents as described in the application instructions.
Students receive email news and events information distributed by BCIA and are welcome to attend BCIA events; however, students are not eligible to vote at meetings, and cannot use any title or designation. The use of BCIA seals or stamps is prohibited.
Students applying for the $1500 BCIA Scholarships must also be accepted as a student member or be a current Registrant.
BCIA will waive half of the application fee when a graduate applies for registration within 180 days or 6 months after official graduation.