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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 AgrologistsIn-Training (AIT) or Agrology TechnologistsIn-Training (ATT). Each designation is granted exclusively through the Agrology Profession Act and Regulation . 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 competent 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.

  • An Agrologist In-Training (AIT) must meet the educational requirements and be approved for registration by the Registration Committee. Once the registration fee is paid, the individual is added to the AIT register. 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. Once the registration fee is paid, the individual is added to the ATT register. 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 stamp of the Institute on their documents. This provides assurance of the member’s credentials and credibility.
  • 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 stamp of the Institute on their documents. This provides assurance of the member’s credentials and credibility.