Change Status (Reclassify)

Ret. - Retired

Available to an RPBio or RBTech who is no longer practicing applied biology in either a paid or volunteer capacity and does not expect to do so in the future. For more information on tasks retired registrants are able to take on, please refer to Interpretation of Bylaw 5-8 (formerly Rule 7.1.2.1) for retired members. Upon acceptance to Retired status the registrant must return or destroy their seal. 

On Leave

Available to registered and in-training registrants who are no longer practicing applied biology in either a paid or volunteer capacity. On-leave is granted for one of the reasons below:

  • parental leave
  • educational leave
  • medical leave
  • compassionate leave

On-leave is granted for a maximum of three (3) years after which the registrant must either reinstate or resign their registration. 

In accordance with Bylaw 7-3, on-leave registrants do not have to meet Continuing Professional Development Standard requirements during their first year registered as on-leave. After a registrant has been registered as on-leave for one year, they must meet the Continuing Professional Development Standard.  

Do you want to reinstate your registration?

There are three circumstances in which a registrant may want to return to active status by reinstating:

  • reclassifying from on-leave to active status,
  • reclassifying from retired status to active status,
  • returning from being resigned or removed from the register

In all cases, registrants have a maximum of three (3) years to reinstate. Different fee structures apply depending on whether the reclassification is from on-leave/retired or resigned/removed. 

IF REINSTATEMENT IS NOT REQUESTED WITHIN THREE YEARS, YOU MUST RE-APPLY FOR REGISTRATION AND MEET ALL CREDENTIALING REQUIREMENTS.

Please also see the Reinstatement page of the website for more information

Please contact the Registrar if you have any questions: [email protected]

Apply to change your status