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The College will be continuing with its 2022 reserved practice outreach plan by hosting an information session on September 22 in Kamloops at the Sandman Signature Hotel. The agenda includes: 6pm: Reserved Practice celebration and Meet the Council reception, which includes a beverage and appetizers ($25 advanced registration) 7pm: An... Read more
Today, the Applied Biologists Regulation under the Professional Governance Act was brought into force activating reserved practice for Registered Professional Biologists (RPBios) and Registered Biology Technologists (RBTechs). VIEW THE PRESS RELEASE This is an historic achievement as it makes British Columbia the first jurisdiction in the world where applied biologists... Read more
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The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance is hosting online training on the reporting requirements, including the statutory duty to report, under the Professional Governance Act (PGA). This online training will explain the similarities and differences between the reporting requirements under the PGA and codes of ethics, the rationale... Read more
On September 1, 2022, reserved practice comes into force for applied biology professionals . The College has completed a compliance plan that provides the College’s approach to compliance and enforcement of reserved title and practice. It is important for registrants to read and understand the compliance plan, even if they... Read more
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The Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and the College of Applied Biologists (CAB) are seeking volunteers to serve on a collaborative Environmental Practice Panel (EPP) . The purpose of the EPP is to provide recommendations that promote and enhance collaborative relations between ABCFP and CAB and collaborative practice between... Read more
The summer 2022 edition (volume 14, issue 1) of College Matters is now available for viewing online. College Matters is now available in a digital flipbook format! READ IN FLIPBOOK FORMAT READ IN PDF FORMAT In this, the Evolution of the Applied Biology Profession issue, you will find: The Evolution... Read more
The College of Applied Biologists is looking for an innovative, self-motivated and collaborative professional to join our team, an individual who will have a critical role in leading the profession of applied biology in implementing the Professional Governance Act and bringing into force reserved practice (practice rights). The Information Officer... Read more
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As part of the 2022 reserved practice outreach plan , the College will be offering webinars throughout the summer of 2022 to inform registrants, employers and other stakeholders about the implementation of reserved practice and to answer questions about the process. The webinar content will primarily be the same for... Read more
The College’s mandatory training course in Indigenous Awareness is going to be available for registrants to complete on May 3. The course fee for existing registrants is $50. Registrants must also complete the new Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct course at no cost. All registrants will be required to... Read more
The Province of BC has introduced Bill 21, the Professional Governance Amendment Act , which details proposed amendments to the Professional Governance Act (2018). More information on the contents of the bill can be found here . The College will provide further updates on the status of the legislation as... Read more