Title Use and Protection

The College of Applied Biology Act (the Act) provides for title protection for members of the College. Rule 7 provides conditions and limitations to the protected titles.

The Act states:

Use of titles, abbreviations and designations

11 (1) A person entered in the register for professional biologists may use the titles "professional biologist" and "registered professional biologist", the abbreviation "R.P.Bio." and any other designations authorized under the rules.

(2) A person entered in the register for registered biology technologists may use the title "registered biology technologist", the abbreviation "R.B.Tech." and any other designations authorized under the rules.

(3) A person entered in the register for applied biology technicians may use the title "applied biology technician", the abbreviation "A.B.T." and any other designations authorized under the rules.

(4) A person entered in the register for biologists in training may use the title "biologist in training", the abbreviation "B.I.T." and any other designations authorized under the rules.

(5) A person entered in the register for registered biology technologists in training may use the title "registered biology technologist in training", the abbreviation "Trainee (R.B. Tech.)" and any other designations authorized under the rules.

(6) A person entered in the register for applied biology technicians in training may use the title "applied biology technician in training", the abbreviation "Trainee (A.B.T.)" and any other designations  authorized under the rules.

(7) A person entered in the register for a category of members established under section 9 (2) (a) may use

(a) a title or abbreviation referred to in subsections (1) to (6), if

(i) they are authorized to do so under the rules, and
(ii) they comply with any conditions or limitations attached to the use of the title or abbreviation, and

(b) any other designations authorized under the rules.

Unauthorized use of titles prohibited

12 (1) A person must not hold himself or herself out as a member of the college or use a name, title, abbreviation, designation or description in a manner that might reasonably lead to the conclusion that the person is a member of the college, unless the person is a member in good standing of the college.

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), a person must not use a title or abbreviation referred to in section 11, either alone or in combination with any other name, title, abbreviation, designation or description,  unless the person is a member in good standing of the college, exercising a right or privilege expressly conferred under this Act.

(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to designations referred to in section 11 as being authorized under the rules.