Requirements

The following are requirements for Domestic Applicants only who wish to register as practicing members. For Internationally Educated Applicants, see http://iep.mia.mb.ca/start-here/the-system/

Level 1: Agrologist-in-Training

The following are required to become an Agrologist-in-Training and be registered with MIA:

  • Agrologist-in-Training Application for Registration Form (Online or PDF)
  • Application Fee Payment of $125.00 (Can be paid online or by cheque)
  • Self-Disclosure Form
  • Education Verification: An original copyof the transcript/s

Level 2: Full Status

Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) or Technical Agrologist (Tech.Ag.)


An Agrologist-in-Training must complete the following tasks to become registered as a P.Ag. or Tech.Ag. with MIA:


A) Experience. Minimum of one year Canadian agrology work experience.

B) MIA Jurisprudence and Ethics (J & E) Seminar and Assignment. The J & E seminar provides individuals with information and knowledge regarding “professional” practice that is not part of the academic curriculum. You will receive separate information about the date, time, location, and cost of the seminar. Seminar assignment will be communicated shortly after the seminar. Successful completion of the assignment is part of the Agrologist-in-Training process.

The J & E seminar provides individuals with information and knowledge regarding “professional” practice that is not part of the academic curriculum. You will receive separate information about the date, time, location, and cost of the seminar. Seminar assignment will be communicated shortly after the seminar. Successful completion of the assignment is part of the Agrologist-in-Training process.

C) Professional Engagement. Attend the MIA Annual General Meeting (AGM) or one other provincial agrology institute’s AGM.

Attend the MIA Annual General Meeting (AGM) or one other provincial agrology institute’s AGM.

D) Mentorship and Certification Process - Agrologist-in-Training Certification Form. Your professional progress must be monitored and endorsed by an experienced Agrologist, with the P.Ag. or Tech.Ag. designation. Within 15 days of receiving the letter of acceptance, you must provide MIA with the name of the registered Agrologist who will work with you in a mentor role and will complete the Certification Form (Appendix 1 and 2). MIA will send the Certification Form and guide document to your mentor when we receive the name from you. The Certification Form must be completed, signed, and submitted directly to the MIA Registrar by your mentor.

Your professional progress must be monitored and endorsed by an experienced Agrologist, with the P.Ag. or Tech.Ag. designation. Within 15 days of receiving the letter of acceptance, you must provide MIA with the name of the registered Agrologist who will work with you in a mentor role and will complete the Certification Form (Appendix 1 and 2). MIA will send the Certification Form and guide document to your mentor when we receive the name from you. The Certification Form must be completed, signed, and submitted directly to the MIA Registrar by your mentor.

E) Continuing Professional Development (CPD). All practising members of MIA shall be required to demonstrate that they are continuing their professional education and development in order to maintain their membership and professional designation. Agrologists shall pursue technical upgrading in order to remain competent in their field of expertise. The requirement is stated in MIA’s bylaws (Article XVII and XIX) and the Code of Practice. You must earn and report a minimum of 20 credits. After you gain full status and title, you must continue to report CPD every year. Over a three year period, you must earn and report a minimum of 60 credits. Please consult the CPD Program Guide (Appendix 4) for detailed information on how to report. CPD adds value to the profession, the individual Agrologist, and responds to public expectations. MIA has an online reporting system that is easy to use and is accessed using a personal identification system detailed on your AIT acceptance letter.

F) Annual Registration Fee. All practising members are required to pay the Annual Registration Fee. Registration renewals usually occur first week of December and invoices are sent electronically.

G) Timeline for Completion of Full Status Requirements. MIA Policy is that all requirements for full status are completed within a maximum time of two years from the date of your acceptance as an Agrologist-in-Training. If you have not completed all the requirements within two years, you will have to request an extension and provide reasons. The Admission and Registration Committee (ARC) will review your request and inform you of the decision.

Once the requirements of an Agrologist-in-Training are complete, you will be granted the P.Ag. or Tech.Ag. designation.

If you wish to include supplementary statements or materials such as a resume or if you have specific work experience(s) that needs to be described in more detail, you may submit these along with the required documents.