Regulatory Agency

BC Institute of Agrologists


The BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) is responsible for registering and regulating British Columbia’s professional agrologists. It administers and enforces the Agrologists Act, and sets and enforces codes of conduct and standards of practice for members.

BCIA represents over 1200 professionals working within agrology in British Columbia. Persons who hold themselves out to be a professional agrologist must be duly registered with BCIA under the Act.

A person may make a complaint to the BCIA if the person believes that a member of the institute has

  • practised agrology in an incompetent manner, or
  • been guilty of professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming an agrologist, or a breach of this Act or the bylaws.


BC Institute of Agrologists
2777 Claude Rd.
Victoria, BC
V9B 3T7

Telephone: 250-380-9233
Fax: 250-380-9233

Justice Education Society Resources

Early Resolution

Before you appeal to the tribunal, have you tried to work out your situation by other methods? The tribunal process can take a lot of time and may not result in the decision you expected. Use this Early Dispute Resolution checklist to find out if you have tried all avenues available to you. The following videos and PDFs will also help you.

Choosing a Dispute Resolution Option

Find out about mediation and other ways to resolve disputes.
Read the PDF.

Preparing for a Tough Talk

Find out how to prepare for a difficult conversation to settle a dispute.
Read the PDF.

Understanding Disputes

Here’s what’s really going on behind most disputes.
Read the PDF.

Negotiating a Solution

You’ve prepared for your tough talk, now you’re ready for the next step: negotiation.
Read the PDF.

Preparing for a Hearing

If you have decided to move forward with the tribunal process, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You may also like to take a look at these videos and PDFs for more about how to prepare your case.

Written Hearings

This video describes the process for submitting your case in writing and what your submission must contain.
Read the PDF.

In-person Hearings

Watch a dramatization of what it’s like to make a case at an in-person hearing.
Read the PDF.

Telephone hearings

Find out how to prepare to make an effective presentation for a hearing over the phone.
Read the PDF.

Hearings: First steps

This video introduces the different tribunal processes, including mediation and settlement conferences.
Read the PDF.