One reference must be provided by all In-Training members before a request is made to transition to full designation. A reference can be from another professional, supervisor, or colleague who is very familiar with you and your practice. The reference does not need to be a member of a regulatory body. Family members (immediate or extended) are not acceptable as references.
The reference must be able to verify/support the member’s competence to practice agrology in each Practice Area (PA) selected and identify that the In-Training member is of good reputation and character.
AIA may contact references as needed. All information will be kept confidential.