The Ontario Institute of Agrologists (OIA) serves as a professional regulatory body under a provincial Act. There is an Institute of Agrology in every Canadian province. Whether educated in Canada or abroad, the Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) and Technical Agrologist (T.Ag.) designations are held by over 10,000 publically accountable designated professionals across Canada.

For over 50 years, the OIA has served its mission statement - to protect the public by licensing and safe guarding the competence of qualified practitioners and to build public confidence in Ontario's agriculture, agri-food, and agri-business sector. Like all regulated professions, such as lawyers and accountants, Ontario's designated practitioners in agrology, agriculture and the business of agriculture serve to protect the public interest through meeting rigourous competency and educational requirements to join the profession.

Not only are there requirements to achieve designation but on-going professional development and professionalism in practice are required as conditions of maintaining designation.

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