Apply to Register

Biologist in Training

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 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.


Streams of Entry

Biologist in Training (BIT) applicants must apply under one of the following streams of entry.

See Schedule 3 of the College Rules for full details on streams of entry.


Biologist in Training 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. Academic Information
  • Guidelines for RPBio/BIT Course Assessment 
  • Academic Self-Assessment
    • This form is a guide to applicants on how their academic background meets requirements for entry into the College
    • A course is defined as occurring over 1 semester, which includes at least 3 lecture or lab hours per week
  • Course Descriptions Form
    • Stream 1 applicants are only required to submit course descriptions for conditional courses not specifically listed under College accredited programs
    • Stream 2 applicants must submit the respective course descriptions form
  1. Official Transcripts
  • Official transcripts must be mailed directly from all post-secondary institutions where you completed courses, including the institution(s) showing credentials 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


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