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 with BCIA and receive regular communications and events information. Students are encouraged to take part in district and branch activities, and professional development opportunities, which are offered at subsidized rates.
Approved membership as a student does not guarantee acceptance into the articling program. Student memberships are only available while students are in school and prior to application as an agrologist. Refer to 'Registrants'> Requirements for more information. A graduating or graduated student moving to full registration with BCIA must submit a new, separate application form and accompanying documents as described on the BCIA website.
Students receive emailed news and events information distributed by BCIA, and can attend BCIA events, but are not eligible to vote at meetings, and cannot use any title or designation other than student member. The use of BCIA seals or stamps is prohibited for students.
Students applying for the $1500 BCIA Scholarships must also be accepted as a student member or be a current BCIA registrant. Please complete, and submit the application form online.
Student memberships can be renewed annually mid-November to April 1st by creating a new PD report on the online profile, and scrolling down under 'Type' to select Status Declaration, then Save.
BCIA will waive half ($100.00) of the new registrant application fee for PAg or TAg if a new graduate with a degree applies for membership within 180 days (6 months) from time of official graduation.