PLEASE NOTE: The application fee is NOT the annual practice permit fee. The application fee covers ONLY the cost of reviewing all applications for registration with AIA. An annual registration fee is required AFTER acceptance into AIA as a regulated member of the profession.
APPLICATION FEES: ALL application fees are non-refundable.
REGISTRATION FEES: ALL registration fees are non-refundable. Please click here for the fee schedule.
For members who are reinstating their membership, please click here for the policy on reinstatement.
All new applicants for the Agrologist in Training (AIT) designation towards a PAg will be assessed on their degree and courses. All new applicants for the Agrology Technologist in Training (ATT) designation towards their RTAg will be assessed on their diploma, applied degree or degree and courses. These legal requirements are found in Section 3 and 4 of the Agrology Profession Regulation.
Eligibility for registration as an Agrologist In-Training (AIT) requires a minimum of a four-year (120 credit) Baccalaureate degree in agriculture or environmental science. As part of this degree, a specified in number of course credits in various categories as set by AIA Council are required.
Eligibility for registration as an Agrology Technologist In-Training (ATT) requires a minimum of a two-year diploma or applied degree program equivalent to a minimum of 60 credits of which a specified number of course credits in various categories as set by AIA Council are required.
When applicants are reviewed for entrance into the agrology profession, their transcripts are reviewed for agrology and foundational science related courses. A discussion and definition of these two course types is found here.
New Applicants to AIA who have successfully completed and are active participants in the CCA Program can have their CCA designation recognized to a maximum of six agrology credits. See the linked document for details here. For Alberta, these six credits can be applied towards registration if an applicant is short agrology credits or if an individual is short agrology credits for the Crop Development practice area. Members can use the CCA program to earn continuing competence credits for any educational activities associated with CCA training.
An individual who does not agree with a decision made by AIA’s Registration Committee, Competence Committee, or Registrar about their application, designation, or recommended practice area(s), may request a reconsideration review. Details about the reconsideration review are here. Should an individual not agree with the meeting outcome, the individual may request a formal appeal. Details about the formal appeal process are here.
The Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA) is required to adhere to privacy legislation, including the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) that came into force in Alberta on January 1, 2004. The Institute is committed to following the provisions in PIPA to ensure that the collection, use and disclosure of personal information about members and other individuals is protected.