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QUALIFICATIONS FOR REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL BIOLOGIST OF BC
Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) status is an important qualification for BC biologists practicing in BC. Students can qualify for accreditation as a RPBio through the College of Applied Biology (CAB). The SFU Environmental Science program is not presently accredited by the CAB; however, we are working on some modification to allow this. In the meantime, students in the Applied Biology concentration can take additional SFU Biology (BISC) and Resource and Environmental Management (REM) courses to qualify.
CAB does not provide a specific syllabus for SFU courses; only the course area, so confirm in advance which SFU courses can be applied to meet the requirements. Note: The Environmental Science program advisor does not advise students on the specific RPBio requirements, as they are established by CAB, so students are advised to check directly with CAB for advising.
RPBio status is then possible after three years of appropriate work experience and completion of an acceptable professional report. Students and graduates may join the CAB as student biologists and biologists in training, respectively, before they meet all of the qualifications. For more information please see the CAB website: www.cab-bc.org.
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AS A BC GEOSCIENTIST
The right to practice in and to accept professional responsibility for geoscience in BC is limited to registered members of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC).