Who are Registered Applied Biologists and Technologists?

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"(1) In this regulation:

“Act” means the Professional Governance Act;

“biological science” includes botany, zoology, ecology, biochemistry and microbiology;

“practice of applied biology”, subject to subsection (2), means the provision of

  1. advice or services that
    1. are based on biological sciences, and
    2. relate to aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems or the living organisms, habitats or processes of those ecosystems, or
  2. advice or services that are ancillary to those described in paragraph (a).

(2) The practice of applied biology does not include the provision of advice or services within the reserved practice of a registrant of another regulatory body."

                                        Applied Biologists Regulation, (2021)

College members who are Professional Biologists (RPBios) are involved in many areas of practice ranging from environmental assessments, wildlife and fisheries management, riparian area assessments, contaminated site assessments and the development of conservation plans in urban and rural environments.

College members who are Technologists (RBTechs) are involved in all aspects of data collection and the preparation of summary reports on biotic and abiotic data such as wildlife and fisheries abundance, vegetation composition and hydrological and soil parameters. 

College members who are Technicians (ABTs) assist Professional Biologists and Technologists in data collection, monitoring and assessments and are important members of the applied biology team. 

Members of the College of Applied Biology are professionals who meet high standards for entry into the College and the right to the designation, RPBio, Registered Professional Biologist, RBTech, Registered Biology Technologist, RBTech or ABT,  Applied Biology Technician. They are the practitioners who take the theoretical knowledge of biology and apply it in a wide variety of fields to help us manage and protect our natural resources to the benefit of the public.