Are the College and the Association of Professional Biologists (APB) the same thing?

No. The College of Applied Biology’s role is to protect the public and is the governing body which awards certification of title.  It sets standards for competency in the practice of the profession and the conduct of its members through the administration of the College of Applied Biology Act (2002).

The ABP’s role is to represent its own members and assist biology professionals.  For more on the goals of this organization, go to

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