Membership Categories

Applied Biology Technician

Applicants for membership are required to successfully complete Part A and Part B below. For details on the College Rules pertaining to membership, see Schedule 3. For further details of application requirements and information on the ABT scope of practice, see the Applied Biology Technician Information Bulletin.

Part A – Credentials Review

The College accepts electronic submission of application documents only. See Application Forms for a full list of forms available. Transcripts and international credential evaluations must be mailed directly from the institution to the College of Applied Biology.

Once all documentation has been received, applications are assessed by the Credentials Committee and the Registrar. The College will email the applicant when the application has been forwarded for review.

Applied Biology Technician Application Requirements

  1. Application Form and Fee
    • The application form provides details regarding an applicant’s background as well as contact information
    • Payment of the application fee is mandatory for the application to be reviewed
    • An incomplete application will remain open for one year from the date of application
  1. Indictable Offence Declaration
  1. Official Transcripts
    • Successful completion of a certificate with a minimum of 200 hours of instruction, or meeting one of the other options as set out in Section 6, in Schedule 3 of the Rules
    • Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution where the credential was granted to:

College of Applied Biology
Attn: Registrar
#210 - 852 Fort Street
Victoria BC  V8W 1H8

  • Electronic transcripts are accepted only if they are accessed directly by the College of Applied Biology Registrar through a secure site offered by the granting institution
  • Internationally educated applicants (outside Canada and the United States):
    • Credential evaluation directly from a recognized credentialing service such as WESICES or IQAS
    • Transcripts not in English require an English translation, sent by a certified translator directly to the College

      4. Course Descriptions

  • The College has accredited several post-secondary programs to ensure they meet the academic requirements for entry. See College accredited programs
  • Applicants from accredited programs are only required to submit courses descriptions for conditional courses under the College accredited programs
  • All applicants from non-accredited programs are required to submit detailed course descriptions, compiled into one document and emailed to the College

      5. Work Experience Worksheet

  • Applicants must have 1 year of work (post certificate) in applied biology within the previous 5 years (3 years of work in applied biology if applying under Stream 3 - refer to section 6.3.1 of Schedule 3 of the Rules)

      6. Confidential Reference Forms

  • References are required from 1 individual who has known the applicant for a minimum of 6 months and who is knowledgeable about their professional experience as a biologist (2 references if applying under Stream 3 - refer to section 6.3.2 of Schedule 3 of the Rules)
  • It is preferred if the references are registered professionals; however, this is not mandatory
  • Referees are to submit online through the Confidential Reference Form

Part B – Professional Ethics Course

  • The College will notify the applicant of the outcome of the assessment by email
  • If approved, the applicant is to complete the College online course in professional ethics within one year of approval, prior to full membership. The cost of the course is $200
  • See Professional Ethics Requirement for more information and to register for the course

Applied Biology Technician Membership Application