Standards of Practice

Using Your Professional Seal

The College provides a digital or physical seal for all Register Professional Biologist and Registered Biology Technologist registrants. In November 2020, Council approved the change from issuing a physical seal to a digital seal to new RPBio and RBTech registrants at the cost of $35. However, a physical seal can still be purchased through Beaver Stamp Works at an additional cost of $37.75 plus shipping and taxes. All requests for a physical seal through Beaver Stamp Works are verified with the College prior to being issued.

RPBios and RBTechs must follow requirements for use of their professional seal. This information is detailed in the following documents:

NB: Purchase of digital seals is voluntary for registrants who already possess a physical seal. Acquiring a digital seal in no way invalidates a registrant’s physical seal. The College is offering digital seals to registrants registered prior to November 2020 in recognition of the increased frequency of digital documents that require sealing.

Digital Seals

Download a PDF of these instructions

Inserting your digital seal into a Word file

  1. Click on Insert
  2. Choose object and click on the arrow
  3. Choose Text from File
  4. Choose your seal file – this step will ask if you want to convert from a pdf to an editable Word document. Click yes.
  5. If you wish to insert your signature, do the following steps:
    1. Make your seal transparent
    2. Insert your digital signature
    3. Click on your seal
    4. Right click and choose Wrap text In front of text. This will place your signature behind your seal

Inserting your digital seal into an Adobe PRO file

First you have to create a stamp in Adobe:

  1. Go to Tools
  2. Choose Stamps
  3. Click Custom Stamps
  4. Click on Create
  5. Choose your seal file
  6. Click OK
  7. Give your seal/Stamp a Category (e.g., My Stamps) and Name and click Ok

To insert your stamp into an Adobe file:

  1. Go to Tools
  2. Choose Stamps
  3. Click on Stamps, choose the Category you named your seal
  4. Choose your seal and it will insert into the document.