Apply to Register

There are six categories of registration in the College. These are broken up into active and in Training registrants:

Active Registrants

  • Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) 
  • Registered Biology Technologist (RBTech); &
  • Applied Biology Technician

In Training Registrants

  • Biologist inTraning (BIT) 
  • Trainee RBTech/RBTech in Training; &
  • Trainee ABT/ABT in Training
     

Students can also apply to be part of the College. Students are not registrants and are not regulated.

Please review the registration categories carefully and apply for the one that best meets your qualifications. You can work through the Applicant Self-Assessment Tool (ASAT) if you’re not sure which registrant category you may be eligible for.

The application and registration processes are all done online through the College’s portal. It is important to keep the following in mind with regards to your application:

  • Start your application when you have completed all the requirements (e.g., education, work experience); and 
  • Once submitted you can track your application status in real time in your profile through the College’s portal. Clink on the links to understand your application status and Application Fee Payment Schedule.  
  • Average timeline for a completed to registered application is approximately 8 – 10 weeks.

Please refrain from contacting College staff for an update on your application as the status in your profile is the official status of your application and responding to inquiries takes time away from processing applications.

For additional details regarding registration, please see the College Credentialing Standard . If you are interested in the ABT designation and are not sure if you meet the requirements complete the College’s Applicant Self-Assessment Tool (ASAT) for the category you are interested in. The ASAT is a tool that provides information about all the College’s registrant categories and their associated... 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
Applicants for registration are required to successfully complete Part A and Part B below. For details regarding registration, please see the College Credentialing Standard . Part A – Credentials Review The College accepts electronic submission of application documents only. Transcripts and international credential evaluations must be mailed directly from the institution to the College of Applied... 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
RBTechs can work independently and as a team member with other resource professionals which may include RPBios. RBTechs receive a seal and can sign off on work within their area of expertise. Schedule 5 of the College Rules provides guidance for RBTechs on the scope of independent practice.Read more
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
A Student member is an individual 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