The Government British Columbia through the BC Labour Mobility Act and the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) has agreed to mutually recognize or otherwise reconcile standards and regulations that operate to restrict or impair labour mobility for Applied Biologist Professionals, such that any worker fully certified for an occupation by one Authority shall be recognized as qualified to practice that occupation by the other Authority.
Professional Biologists, Biologists in Training (BIT), Registered Technologist in Biology and Biological Technologist in Training in good standing who are members with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB) are able to apply for registration in the reciprocal registrant category in the College Registered Professional Biologist, Biologist in Training, Registered Biology Technologist and Registered Biology Technologist in Training. ASPB members must complete the College's online mandatory training course, the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and Indigenous Awareness courses prior to receiving registration with the College. The fee for these courses is $300 combined, not for each individual course.
To apply, please go to "Apply to Register" page and access the 'Apply Now' button at bottom of the page for the registrant category with the College you wish to apply for. Select the NWPTA/ASPB application pathway. If you have any questions please contact the Registrar at [email protected] or phone 250-383-3306.