Accredited Programs - RPBio

Accredited Post-Secondary Institution Programs – Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio)

The following programs have been assessed and accredited by the College. Graduates from these programs will meet the academic standards for entry into the College as a Registered Professional Biologist or an Biologist in Training.  

Only applicants that graduated from these programs during the years of accreditation can apply through Stream 1. All other applicants need to apply through Stream 2, 3 or 4 and provide course or program descriptions. All application requirements are found in the Credentialing Standard.

The years that these programs were officially accredited are in brackets in the Accreditation Status column (i.e. Accredited (2018)).



Program Major

Accreditation Status

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)  Major in Biology & Major in Biology (Honours) Accredited (March 2023)
University of BC Okanagan (UBCO)  Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB)  Accredited (2022)

BC Institute of Technology (BCIT)

 Ecological Restoration (BSc) + Fish, Wildlife & Recreation

 Accredited (2019) (must complete FWR diploma pathway)

Simon Fraser University (SFU)

 Environmental Science, Applied Biology stream only

 Accredited (2021)-Renewed May 2023

Simon Fraser University (SFU)

 Ecology, Evolution and Conservation stream in Biological Sciences

 Accredited (2021)

Thompson Rivers University (TRU)

 Natural Resources Sciences

 Accredited (2014 -2021) 


University of Northern BC (UNBC)

 Wildlife and Fisheries

 Accredited (2014) - Renewed March, 2021

University of Northern BC (UNBC)


 Accredited (2014) - Renewed March, 2021


Program Accreditation Renewal or Applying for Accreditation of a Program

  • Programs that have expired or are up for renewal can be done through an application here. Check the College's Credentialing Standard to see if there have been any changes to RPBio/BIT program since the program was last accredited. 
  • If you or your organization is looking to have a program(s) accredited please complete an application and upload documents to support the application (e.g., syllabus, course/course module outlines) here.

Please direct questions to the Registrar's Office, [email protected].