Identity Verification and Dues Payments
2023 Annual Registration Dues & Identity verifications can be paid and completed starting October 21, 2022 by logging into your profile
Starting for the 2023 dues cycle registrants will also need to verify their identity with the College of Applied Biologists. Both are done by logging into your profile here: https://portal.cab-bc.org/
With the implementation of reserved practice, and to protect the public interest, it is in the College’s best interest to be able to verify a registrant’s identity. For example, there could be cases of registrants with the same first and last names. This coincidence could cause confusion. As the College continues to see registration growth, there may be an increase in these cases and the need to verify our registrants’ identification is an important aid in meeting our mandate.
Identification verification of registrants will also aid the College’s compliance programs both with the Professional Governance Act and for our registrants. In fact, the College requires an identity verification step for existing registrants and all new registrants to comply with the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG)’s registration Standards of Good Regulation.
Providing ID When Resigning and Retiring
Furthermore, the OSPG requires all regulatory bodies under the Professional Governance Act to keep information on registrants for 10 years past the date they resign. This is also an OSPG standard of good regulation requirement. Retired registrants are still regulated and therefore required to meet registration requirements including identity verification. In addition, there is no statute of limitations for a complaint allegation against a registrant; this includes individuals who have resigned and retired. Therefore, for the College to comply and meet its legal requirements, resigning and retiring registrants still need to meet the identification verification requirements.
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NB: As with other information collected by the College, registrants’ privacy will remain protected as per the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
You will have to:
- Login to your profile here: https://portal.cab-bc.org/;
- Go to “Identity Verification Box” OR “Pay Fees” (where the Identity Verification is also an option);
- Enter your legal name;
- Enter your date of birth;
- Enter the expiration date (i.e., 2025-10-15) of your government issued photo identification;
- Upload a jpeg, tiff, png or other image file of your government issued photo identification*; and
- Then hit Submit. You must hit submit for your information to be saved.
*Government issued ID can be a driver’s license, health card, passport, etc. It does not refer to ID issued to government employees by the BC Public Service.
Annual Registration Dues
2023 annual registration dues are payable in full by 11:59 pm December 31st.
Starting January 1, 2023: a late fee of 10% of annual dues plus GST on late fees is applied to your unpaid dues.
March 1, 2023: a registrant who has not paid dues, late fees and GST are listed as removed on the College’s register. Removed means that your registration has been cancelled:
A registrant who is listed as removed from the register can re-instate for up to three years from the date they are removed (March 1, 2023);
A reinstatement fee plus full annual dues for the year in which you are reinstating (anytime in 2022) plus the full 2023 registration dues will be required to be paid.
Please refer to the College’s Bylaws for more information. View the 2023 dues here.