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B.C. Reg. 13/2021
O.C. 36/2021
Deposited January 26, 2021
effective February 5, 2021
This consolidation is current to June 21, 2022.
See the Cumulative B.C. Regulations Bulletin 2021
for amendments effective after June 21, 2022.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)

Professional Governance Act

Applied Biologists Regulation


1   (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

(a) advice or services that

(i) are based on biological sciences, and

(ii) relate to aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems or the living organisms, habitats or processes of those ecosystems, or

(b) 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.

Regulated practice

2   For the purposes of the definition of "regulated practice" in section 4 [definitions in respect of the College of Applied Biology] of Schedule 1 of the Act, the practice of applied biology is prescribed.

Reserved title

3   For the purposes of section 51 (1) (a) [reserved titles] of the Act, the following titles are reserved for the exclusive use of registrants:

(a) "professional biologist";

(b) "biologist in training";

(c) "registered biology technologist";

(d) "registered biology technologist in training";

(e) "applied biology technician";

(f) "applied biology technician in training".

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Professional Governance Act, S.B.C. 2018, c. 47, ss. 118 and 119.]