All Agrologist regulators agreed to a minimum entry-to-practice education standard for the Professional Agrologist designation.
Agrologists Manitoba adheres to the following requirements:
a. 120 credit agricultural sciences degree that includes 60 Agrology credits from a recognized university; or
b. An equivalent 120 credit science degree(s) approved by the Admission and Registration Committee that includes 60 Agrology credits from a recognized university; or
c. Graduate degree(s) in agricultural sciences or equivalent related discipline approved by the Admission and Registration Committee (ARC) with 60 Agrology credits from a recognized university.
To qualify, the degree must include:
a. 60 Agrology credits, 24 at a senior level
b. 15 credits of foundational science
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 a two-year diploma or applied degree as approved by ARC that includes a minimum of 60 credit hours with 45 Agrology credit hours related to the practice of Agrology.
Agrology Course Definition:
An agrology course provides instruction in agricultural and/or environmental science with respect to at least one of the following areas:
- The development, production or processing of plant and animal products for human use, be it food, fiber or fuel,
- The identification of, and/or management of biophysical land resources (soil, water, vegetation, and/or air) under various land use types, and/or
- The economic, social and environmental requirements for long-term sustainability of various land use systems.