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Being a "regulated member with a designation" carries responsibility, authority and recognition. In Alberta, regulated members practicing agrology comprise the following four designations: Agrologists In-Training (AIT), Agrology Technologist In-Training (ATT), Professional Agrologist (PAg), or Registered Technologist in Agrology (RTAg). Those enrolled in the In-Training Program are registered as Agrologists In-Training (AIT) or Agrology Technologists In-Training (ATT). This Act requires mandatory registration for those who are academically qualified and practicing agrology in Alberta. In return, the Act provides the legal right and responsibility for all regulated members to "practice agrology" in Alberta and call themselves Professional Agrologists or Registered Technologists in Agrology.

Your professional designation may command a higher wage and give you an edge when competing for jobs or clients. The PAg and RTAg designations are both authorized to sign-off on all professional work where they are competent to do so.

Section 40 of the Agrology Profession Act requires MANDATORY REGISTRATION for an individual who is “qualified to meet the requirements under section 22 of the Act AND who “intends to provide professional services to the public OR to supervise regulated members who provide professional services”. Section 41 of the Act specifies the legal action that may be taken against an individual if a request to register with AIA is ignored.

  • An Agrologist In-Training (AIT) must meet the educational requirements and be approved for registration by the Registration Committee. Upon completing the In-Training Program , the AIT is eligible to become a PAg.
  • An Agrology Technologist In-Training (ATT) must meet the educational requirements and be approved for registration by the Registration Committee. Upon completing the In-Training Program , the ATT is eligible to become a RTAg.
  • The Professional Agrologist (PAg) has completed the In-Training Program and has at least three years of agrology-related work experience after their degree. The PAg has the ability to use the seal and/or stamp of the Institute on their documents.
  • The Registered Technologist in Agrology (RTAg) has completed the In-Training Program and has at least three years of agrology-related work experience after their first eligible diploma, applied degree, or degree. The RTAg has the ability to use the seal and/or stamp of the Institute on their documents.