Membership Renewal FAQ

When is the annual registration and practice fee renewal period?
It starts December 03, 2018 and ends January 31, 2019. Agrologists Manitoba Bylaws require that fee renewal payments are received not later than January 31, 2019.
Is there a change to the 2019 Annual Registration and Practice fee?
There is no change to 2019 registration and practice fees. Provincial Council did not recommend any changes to the annual registration fee for 2019.
Will I get an invoice?
Yes, your invoice will be sent directly from the Agrologists Manitoba website email (
How will I pay?
Pay by VISA or MASTERCARD by logging-in to your member account at using your email (as your username) and your password.
• Pay by cheque payable to Manitoba Institute of Agrologists.
• Payments by Telpay or through your Credit Union are also accepted. Your registration
number and name must be included on the payment. This is the only way we have of associating the payment to you.
Will I get a receipt?
Payment online gets an automated official email receipt.
• Payment by cheque, telpay, or credit union—accountant will email receipts in two-three weeks’
What if I did not receive an invoice?
If you do not receive an invoice by email, contact before January 31, 2019. This will ensure you avoid a late fee.
What if my status has changed and I am no longer practicing agrology?
Email and advise that you do not plan to practice Agrology in 2019. We will send you a “Declaration of Non-Practicing Agrology in Manitoba” that you need to sign and return. This form ensures you are removed from the Register “in good standing”.
What if I am not sure I need to be registered?
Whether you need to be registered or not is based on whether or not you are practicing agrology in your job, or in some situations where individuals need to maintain a professional designation. Agrologists Manitoba will work with you or you and your employer to make sure the right decision is made. Registration is not optional if you are practicing agrology. Call 204.275.3721.
Can anyone else pay my annual renewal fee?
Yes, third parties such as your employer can pay on your behalf. Payment can be made by credit card or by cheque. Make sure your name and registration number are indicated in the payment for tracking purposes.
Is there a late fee if I don’t pay on time?
Yes, a $75 late fee will be added if your annual registration payment is not received by January 31, 2019. This is so that other members do not disproportionally bear the cost of the added time and expense of following up on late payments. The late fee may be reconsidered if a circumstance exists that is beyond your control and made on time payment impossible.
What will happen if my fees are not paid?
Your registration and membership will be deemed to have been forfeited and your registration will be suspended. The assumption is that you did not pay because you are not practicing agrology in Manitoba and on that basis your name will be removed from the public register of active members.
What if I just let my registration lapse? Can I renew some other time?
If you are practicing Agrology or wish to use the professional designation you must remain registered, otherwise you are carrying on unauthorized practice.

There are some circumstances where an exemption from registration may be possible under “The Agrologists Act”, but only Agrologists Manitoba may grant an exemption. If you wish to seek an exemption call 204.275.3721.

What do I need to do to become reinstated?
Email and indicate your current situation. To place you back into active status, a “reinstatement” process is followed. The process includes application, payment of Annual Registration and Practice fee (including late penalty fee, if it applies), and a reinstatement fee.
How does Agrologists Manitoba protect online renewal information including credit cards?
A third-party service provider runs Agrologists Manitoba’s safe and secure online processing. The company provides payment, risk management, and authentication solutions to some of North America’s leading companies and institutions. Financial data transmitted through the payment site is encrypted through an SSL certification process that ensures sensitive information sent over the web is not altered. The Agrologists Manitoba office does not directly handle or store credit card information and will not take numbers over the phone.
What are the fees for?
Agrology is a regulated profession in Canada and in Manitoba. Agrologists Manitoba is the organization that regulates the Agrology profession in Manitoba. The system is called professional self-regulation and it replaces direct government regulation. The cost of regulation of a profession is paid by the members of the profession, not by the public through taxes (the Canada Revenue Agency does recognize your professional fees, read below).
Registration confirms and identifies you as a well-educated, qualified, and competent professional. The Annual Registration fee supports the cost of the work Agrologists Manitoba is required to do to meet the requirements of The Agrologists Act to regulate the practice of Agrology in the public interest. The majority of the fees are used to support developing and maintaining standards related to admission and registration, as well as ongoing practice requirements.
Are my fees tax deductible?
The Canada Revenue Agency recognizes professional membership dues required to keep a professional status recognized by law that were paid by you or for you as tax deductible if related to the work you do (for complete details consult the Canada Revenue Agency website: www.cra-