The Registered Biologist in Training membership category is a transitional category for applicants who do not meet the academic requirements for Biologist in Training yet wish to be a non-regulated member of the ASPB. Members admitted to this category are expected to either take the required number of courses to meet 15 biology courses so they can reclassify as a P. Biol. once they have three years of biology experience, or they are expected to apply for Registered Biologist upon meeting experience requriements, then either do academic upgrading or apply for P. Biol. under equivalency, as outlined in the Registered Biologist page.
A RBIT must hold an undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s). The Registration Committee considers a university degree is equivalent to a biology degree if it includes 25 science courses, of which a minimum of 12 are in the biological sciences, and where four or more of the biological science courses are at a senior level (i.e., third or fourth-year).
An applicant should arrange for university transcripts and proof of degree to be sent directly from the university to the ASPB office. For applicants who have completed post secondary education outside Canada, they msut submit a third party evaluation of their academics, such as IQAS.
Before applying under this category, please read the FAQ PAGE, where you will also find a "Quick Start Information Sheet" with screen shots of the application process.
Apply to become a Registered Biologist in Training here.