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Why should I become a registrant of the College?

At this time the College of Applied Biology is a right to title organization with regulated practice. The Applied Biologists Regulation maintains exclusive use of title for registrants in good standing with the College of Applied Biology. These include:

  1. (Registered) Professional Biologist
  2. Biologist in Training
  3. Registered Biology Technologist
  4. Registered Biology Technologist in Training
  5. Applied Biology Technician
  6. Applied Biology Technician in Training

No individual may present themselves with any of these titles without being in contravention of the Professional Governance Act. In this way, the College upholds the public interest by setting entrance standards and accountabilities for practitioners using these titles.

Over the past few years, the College has been working diligently to secure reserved practice – or practice rights – into regulation. We have consistently maintained that, to achieve the primary objective of the PGA of protecting the public interest, all applied biology practitioners must be qualified, competent and accountable through reserved practice. Should reserved practice be added to the Applied Biologists Regulation, any practitioner of applied biology would need to be registered with the College in order to continue practicing.

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