Membership Categories

There are five categories of membership in the College. Click here to see the relationship between these categories.

RPBios are qualified to address issues that impact sustainability and to make or review management recommendations on aquatic and terrestrial species and ecosystems.Read more
RBTechs work in a team environment which includes RPBios and other resource professionals and may undertake independent practice as defined by the College. RBTech functions and accountabilities are generally more narrowly defined and focused than those of an RPBio.Read more
ABTs work in a team environment which includes RPBios and RBTechs. ABTs functions and accountabilities are more narrowly defined and focused than those of an RPBio and RBTech and will work under the supervision/guidance of the RPBio or RBTech. The following is a summary of membership requirements for those wishing to obtain membership in the College as an Applied Biology Technician (A.B.T.)... Read more
This category has met the academic standards for entry leading to RPBio status but has not yet met the work experience and report requirements necessary for RPBio status. Membership in this category is limited to 6 years when it is expected that the member will have gained the requisite experience and reports to upgrade to RPBio status.Read more
This category has met the academic standards for entry leading to RBTech status but has not yet met the work experience and report requirements necessary for RBTech status. Membership in this category is limited to 6 years when it is expected that the member will have gained the requisite experience and reports to upgrade to RBTech status.Read more
The following is a summary of membership requirements for those wishing to obtain membership in the College as an Applied Biology Technician in Training (Trainee (A.B.T.)). An in Training applicant can upgrade to the ABT category once the work experience requirement has been met. Please go to the ABT page for further information on the ABT category requirements. Further details of application... Read more
A Student member is someone who has not yet received their BSc and who is enrolled in a minimum of 3 courses per semester in a program leading to meeting the academic requirements of the College.Read more