A key role of Agrologists Agronomes Canada is to assist provincial agrology regulators to develop and coordinate to national standards. For example, a national entry to practice education standards is both in the public interest and raises confidence in the profession of agrology.
Canada’s provincial institutes of agrology have agreed on a National Education Standard that all applicants must meet to become a Professional Agrologist (PAg) or Registered Technologist (RTAg). Adhering to a national education standard supports mobility rights by ensuring that all agrologists or technologists have acquired the necessary basic and scientific knowledge required to be recognized as professionals in any province in Canada.
Provincial agrology regulators are each responsible for education requirements for admission as agrologists in their province. Many provincial agrology regulators* are already using the new standard in their admission process. Other provincial regulators are reviewing how to address challenges to implement these new standards.
* NSIA, OAQ, MIA, SIA, BCIA
Read the full report about the National Education Standard: Committee_Report.
To explore entrance requirements for agrologists and technologists, please contact the provincial Institute of Agrologists where you reside (see Regulators page for links).