Registration

There are two categories of registration and membership with MIA:

1. Regulated/Practising

Agrologist-in-Training (AIT)
Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.)
Technical Agrologist (Tech. Ag.)

2. Non-regulated/Non-practising

Affiliate: For members eligible for a practising designation, but who do not wish to practise Agrology at the current time, for reasons such as Retired
Associate: For members who do not meet the educational requirements for membership, but still wish to be associated with MIA

Education Requirements

Professional Agrologists

a. 120 credit agricultural sciences degree(s) comprised of 40 full time courses* that includes  60 agrology credits or 20 full time courses from a recognized Canadian university, or;
b. An equivalent related 120 credit comprised of 40 full time courses*, sciences degree(s) approved by the Admission and Registration Committee that includes 60 agrology credits or 20 full time courses from a recognized university outside of Canada, or
c. Graduate degree(s) in agricultural sciences or equivalent related discipline approved by the Admission and Registration Committee with 60 agrology credit hours or 20 full time courses* from a recognized university.

Technical Agrologists

a. A diploma from an agriculture program or an equivalent diploma program as approved by the Admissions and Registration Committee, or;
b. A diploma from an agriculture program recognized by the Canadian Association of Diploma Agriculture Programs, or;
c. Equivalent to above two-year diploma or applied degree as approved by the Admission and Registration Committee that includes a minimum of 60 credits or 20 full time courses* with 45 credits or 15 full time courses related to the “practice of agrology” as defined in The Agrologists Act.

*Canadian equivalency explanation

Term: A period of time defined in the Academic Calendar, for which a course for credit may be offered. Each term usually allows for a range of 33-39 instructional period hours of instruction per term.

Course: The smallest formally recognized unit in a curriculum

3 Credit Unit Course (formerly half course): Generally delivered over one term and consisting of 3 hours of class time a week

6 Credit Unit Course (formerly full course): Generally delivered over two terms and consisting of 3 hours of class time per week

Bachelors degree in agricultural sciences or equivalent sciences consists of 120 credits which expresses as 40 full time, 3 credit unit courses.

Amended Education Requirements effective September 26, 2013