Credits for successful completion of the CCA Program are available to new applicants and currently registered members in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. The policy is consistent with efforts to work together on policies and procedures that benefit professionals, their clients and customers, and employers in the region.
The Certified Crop Advisor Program (CCA) is recognized as valuable applied learning in agronomy – a specific area of practice that falls within the legal definition of agrology in provincial laws. The Program does not replace the entry to practice education requirements for registration as a Professional Agrologist or any other Agrology professional designation specified under Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta legislation. The intention of this policy is to describe how and when the CCA Program may work well with the regulation of the practice of agrology.
Providing advice in agronomy is an activity that requires individuals to be registered as required by “The Agrologists Act of Manitoba”.
New Applicants who hold a current CCA Designation
Up to six agrology credits (2-3 credit course equivalent value) will be allowed to count toward meeting the education entrance standard (required to gain Professional Agrologist [P.Ag.] title and registration permit to practice).
Request to Change/Add to Area of Practice
Members registered to practice who do not have the formal education to support practice in crop management or related areas and who hold a current CCA designation and wish to practice in the area of Crop Science/Development/Agronomy will be granted recognition:
- A maximum of six Agrology credits (2-3 credit course equivalent value) will be allowed to count toward meeting the practice area requirements. Each institute will manage their oversight of practice areas and registration as guided by their respective institute registration protocols.
Members who hold a current CCA designation may also use all related training toward meeting their continuing competency requirements in their respective province.
The new policy is consistent with legislation in the three provinces concerning the practice of Agrology and provides applicants and members with an important way to demonstrate and receive credit recognition for their qualifications. The policy demonstrates how well the CCA Program is related to the practice and regulation of Agrology and helps to clarify professional development and practice issues and opportunities for Agrologists.
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