Being a Professional Agrologist (PAg) and a Registered Technologist in Agrology (RTAg) carries significant responsibility and brings the following professional and soft benefits to regulated members of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA):

  • Membership in a credible profession with clear entrance standards
  • Professional In-Training Program
  • Continuing Competence/Professional Development Opportunities
  • Clear, recognized practice areas
  • Practice standards identifying required knowledge, skills and performance requirements
  • Professional signoff recognized for key government programs
  • Consultation on Professional Conduct
  • Networking and peer professional support
  • Educational Opportunities through a technical conference and professional workshops
  • Legal support and dispute resolution
  • Employer links to career opportunities
  • Weekly institute news articles about jobs, courses, and government and industry activities
  • Fair, equitable and publicly accessible complaint management process
  • Access to a national agrology organization – Agrologists/Agronomes Canada
  • Labor mobility to other institutes across Canada
Members of the AIA have additional “soft” benefits available to them:

  • Access to key job postings via the Institute member website
  • Preferred member access to key “continuing competence” training via the Institute web calendar
  • Preferred rates at the Institute’s annual technical conference
  • Access to senior AIA mentors for guidance and advice
  • Preferred homeowner and auto insurance rates
  • Preferred Errors and Omissions insurance rates
  • Discounts for Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Park’N Fly, Budget Car rental, the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Edmonton South and Ramada Plaza Calgary