College of Applied Biology
Biology Professionals in B.C. are governed by the College of Applied
Biology. The College of Applied Biology Act is the first legislation of
its kind in North America, and is the first time applied biologists have
been granted full professional status through self governing
legislation. The College:
- awards titles of Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) and Registered Biology Technologist (RBTech)sets conduct and performance standards to which members are held accountable,
- ensures the competence of its members through compulsory rules for
Continuing Professional Development (CPD), audits, investigations,
discipline procedures and
- evaluates and comments on legislation pertinent to the purpose of the College from an apolitical perspective.
The Association of BC Forest Professionals
The Association of BC Forest Professionals is responsible for
registering and regulating British Columbia’s professional foresters and
forest technologists. Here in BC, the practice of professional forestry
has been regulated since 1947 when foresters first agreed to help
protect the public’s interest in the province’s forests in return for
the exclusive right to practise forestry. Today, they are the largest
professional forestry association in Canada and the first to include
Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C.
regulates and governs the professions under the authority of the
Engineers and Geoscientists Act by setting and maintaining high
academic, experience and professional practice standards for all
members. Individuals licensed by APEGBC are the only persons permitted
by law to undertake, and assume responsibility for, engineering and
geoscience projects in the province of B.C.
BC Institute of Agrologists
BCIA is the provincial organization authorized under the Agrologists
Act, a British Columbia statute, to govern the professional conduct of
its members, in support of the public interest. Persons who hold
themselves out to be an agrologist must be duly registered with BCIA
under the Act.
Agrology as defined by the Act means using agricultural and natural
sciences and agricultural and resource economics, including collecting
or analyzing data or carrying out research or assessments, to designing,
evaluating, advising on, directing or otherwise providing professional
Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
As a professional Society and self-regulating body in Alberta, the
Alberta Society of Professional Biologists is committed to the promotion
of excellence in the practice of biology. Practitioners using the title
Professional Biologist have completed a required level of education in
their chosen field and may be confident that their colleagues have
achieved the same level of competence.
The Society provides opportunities for its members to keep abreast of
advances in knowledge in the field by organizing both symposia and
in-house seminars on topics of importance to practitioners.
Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC
The purpose of the ASTTBC is to maintain, improve and increase the
knowledge, ability and competence of technologists and technicians; to
regulate the standards of training and practice of, and for, its
members, and to protect the interests of the public.
Incorporated under the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians
Act (ASTT Act) in 1985. Established in 1958 by technicians and
technologists in the fields of engineering and architecture, ASTTBC has
expanded to sixteen disciplines and nine special certifications in the
broad field of applied science.
Certified Management Consultants of BC
The Institute of Certified Management Consultants of British
Columbia, or CMC-BC, is a not-for-profit corporation under the Societies
Act of British Columbia. In addition to its responsibilities relating
to registration and certification of management consultants in British
Columbia, CMC-BC also governs the designation and professional
activities of the profession within its jurisdiction.