British Columbia Institute of Agrologists Selects Notarius as its Provider of Digital Signatures for its Members
Notarius is pleased to announce that the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists has selected the CertifiO digital signature solution for use by its registrants. Thanks to this partnership, BCIA registrants will now be able to use a digital signature that validates their identity in order to securely sign their documents and ensures the competent and ethical practice of its registrants in support of the public interest.
“We are very pleased to count BCIA as one of our partners. Digital signatures are an easy solution and an effective tool to authenticate electronic documents and protect the integrity of the seal in an ever-increasing digital world.” said Claude Charpentier, President and CEO of Notarius.
“We look forward in introducing our partnership with Notarius as it will offer BCIA registrants the ability to certify their electronic documents and ensure reliability when producing those documents. As a professional regulatory organization, the BC Institute of Agrologists is committed to protecting the public by ensuring the competency, ethical conduct, and professionalism of those in the profession of agrology. This offering of digital certification is an important means to meet these requirements of a regulatory body in addition to meeting the needs of registrant’s signing obligations and they can do so in complete confidence.” said Laurena Olsen, Deputy Registrar
The British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) ensures the competent and ethical practice of its registrants in support of the public interest.
BCIA has 1400+ registrants, who are professionals in areas such as agriculture, food production, environment and resource management. Persons holding the title of Articling Agrologist (AAg), Articling Technologist in Agrology (ATAg), Professional Agrologist (PAg) and Registered Technologist in Agrology (RTAg) in BC must be registered with BCIA, as described under the Agrologists Act and BCIA Bylaws.
BCIA is the provincial organization authorized under the Agrologists Act, a British Columbia statute, to govern the professional conduct of its registrants, in support of the public interest. Persons who hold themselves out to be a Professional Agrologist or Registered Technologist in Agrology must be duly registered with BCIA under the Act.
A leading expert in electronic signatures, digital signatures, and long-term document reliability since 1998, Notarius is the only Canadian firm that issues trusted signatures recognized by Adobe and Microsoft and certified according to eIDAS standards (European digital identities). Notarius’ digital signature solutions are currently recognized and used by more than 41 professional associations across Canada, allowing thousands of professionals to sign and authenticate electronic documents with the same legal value as hand-signed paper documents.