Membership Categories

Biologist in Training

PLEASE NOTE: As of August 1, 2018, the College will only be accepting electronic submission of application packages. Updates on the website will be made at that time.


Applicants for membership will be required to successfully pass Part A and Part B below.

  • For specific details on the College Rules pertaining to membership, please review Schedule 3.

Part A – Credentials Committee and Registrar review

To apply for BIT status, applicants must submit the following details. More information on each item is described below.

  1. Application Form with payment
  2. Indictable Offence Declaration
  3. Academic Worksheet
  4. Official Transcripts (hardcopy or secure access only)
  5. Course Descriptions (if not applying from accredited institution)

All information must be submitted through the electronic forms page: Go to Application Forms

Important message:

  • Applications will not be processed until all the information has been received by the College of Applied Biology. You will be notified by email when all the items above have been received and your application has been forwarded for review.
  • International applicants. Click here.

Part B -Professional Ethics course completion

  • Applicants will be notified by email if the Credentials Committee and Registrar approve the application for admission.
  • Once notified, all applicants must complete the College online course in professional ethics within one year prior to full membership. The cost of the course is $200.
  • For more information and to register for the course, click here.

  1. Application Form:
    • The application form provides details regarding your overall background and important contact details. Payment of the application fee is mandatory for the application to be reviewed.


  1. Indictable Offence Declaration:


  1. Academic Worksheet:
    • This form is used so applicants are fully aware of the academic requirements for entry into the college. All applicants must meet the academic requirements regardless of work experience.
    • For details regarding the College Rules, please refer to  Schedule 3.
    • A course is defined as occurring over 1 semester which includes at least 3 lecture or lab hours per week.
    • The College has accredited many post-secondary programs to ensure they meet the academic requirements for entry. Go to accredited programs.


  1. Official Transcripts:
    • Official transcripts must be sent in hardcopy from the institution where the credential was granted.
    • Transcripts must be mailed to:

College of Applied Biology
Attn: Registrar
#210 - 852 Fort Street
Victoria, B.C
V8W 1H8

  • Electronic transcripts will only be accepted if they are accessed directly by the College of Applied Biology Registrar through a secure site offered by the granting institution.


  1. Course Descriptions
    • All applicants from non-accredited programs are required to submit detailed course descriptions.
    • Note: Applicants from accredited programs need to only submit the descriptions for courses that are conditional to the accreditation as outlined on the accreditation page.
    • Please be aware that it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide all the required information so the Credentials Committee can make an accurate assessment. Applicants that do not provide sufficient detail may have their application denied.​
Biologist in Training Application Form