A Professional Biologist or Temporarily Withdrawn Biologist who is no longer practicing biology may become an Associated Biologist with payment of applicable fees. Retired P. Biols., or those whose careers have taken them in other directions, and other members taking an extended break fit in this category. An associated member may no longer use the Professional Biologist title, and Associated members do not have a vote in the Society. If they wish to return to professional status, they may apply for reclassification back to Professional Biologist if the application is submitted within seven years of reclassifying from Professional Biologist. These application are reviewed and approved by the Registration Committee. You can access the application here.