Become an Agrologist

Scopes of Practice

All new applicants applying to the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists must first go through an Articling Program as an Articling Agrologist (AAg) or an Articling Technical Agrologist (ATechAg) before qualifying to apply for a Professional Agrologist (PAg) designation or a Technical Agrologist (TechAg) designation.

Educational Requirements

Articling Agrologist (AAg) Articling Technical Agrologist (ATechAg)
A 4-year, 120 credit degree from a recognized university with a total of 60 credits (20 courses) in agrology-type (agriculture, food, agribusiness or environmental science) courses or as approved by the Admissions & Registration Committee. Diploma or Degree in Agrology from a school or college with at least 40 credits in Agrology-related courses (agriculture, food, agribusiness, or environmental science) or as approved by the Admissions & Registration Committee.
Minimum Requirments for Admission of a
Non-Agrology Type Degree

(Such as Biology, Environmental Sciences, Geography, etc.)
Course Types Credits Number of Courses
Foundational or natural science or Foundational in economics and agri-business 15 5
Junior AgBio Courses
(100-200 level)
36 12
Senior AgBio Courses
(300-400 level)
24 8
English, Writing or Communications 3 1
Math, Calculus or Statistics 3 1
Economics, Micro or Macro 3 1
Open Electives 36 12
Total 120 40

SIA's Bi-annual Salary Survey

For several years there has been strong interest by students, employers, and agrologists to better define the average salaries that can be expected from the profession of agrology. Past salary surveys are available for download by clicking on a link below.

2023 SIA Salary Survey Report 

2021 SIA Salary Survey Report

2019 SIA Salary Survey Report

2017 SIA Salary Survey Report

Application Process

All individuals who wish to register with the Institute, whether domestically or internationally educated, must go through the same process with some minor differences.

Submit an Articling Member Application

Complete the Articling Member Application, which includes:

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Applicants who received their education outside of Canada are encouraged to use the following resources:

*Applicants who received education outside of Canada are required to submit an international education course-by-course evaluation. If you have pursued an Undergraduate, Masters or Doctorate at the University of Saskatchewan or the University of Regina you are NOT required to submit a course-by-course assessment.

Review & Decision

When the application documents have been received for the Articling Program the Admissions & Registration Committee (A&R) will review the file. The A&R committee meets every 6 to 8 weeks and the applicant will be notified via email of the decision.

NOTE: When an individual is approved to complete the articling program, they must pay the annual license fee.

Complete Articling Milestones

Once registered articling members (both AAgs and ATechAgs) must complete the articling milestones, using the Articling Program Checklist to track the milestones completed. This includes completing and reporting three years of work experience relevant to their academic background and declared practice areas.

Submit a Full Member Request

When the articling milestones are completed, including reporting three years of relevant experience in the declared scope of practice, members can apply for the Full Member Request, which includes: