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The Alberta Institute of Agrologists regulated members are held to an ethical standard of practice that is guided by the AIA Council approved “Code of Ethics” and the “General Practice Standard”. AIA members are expected to practice ethically and competently and only in those practice areas for which they are competent to practice. Competence for AIA members is defined as that combined knowledge, skills, abilities and judgement required to provide professional services where professional service means a service provided by a regulated member of the Institute that comes within the practice of agrology. Any member who does not adhere to the Code of Ethics or who fails to practice with competence or is not competent to practice in a given practice area may be charged with unprofessional conduct which could result in a fine, suspension or remedial action as directed by the complaints director, the competence committee or a hearing panel.