This category allows Professional Biologists to temporarily withdraw from practice (including the responsibility to fulfill Continued Competency Requirements) and pay a lower member fee, for a period of up to two years. The two year period begins upon approval of an application to reclassify to Temporary Withdrawn. You can apply here. Temporary Withdrawn Biologists may not use the title of Professional Biologist or P. Biol. during the time they are on Temporary Withdrawn status and must pay applicable temporary withdrawn membership fees as outlined on the Membership Fees page. Many members apply for this status while on parental leave or out of the work force.
Within a period of two years from the notification, any Temporary Withdrawn Biologist in good standing will be reinstated as a P. Biol. or Associated Biologist upon approval of an application to go from Temporary Withdrawn to P. Biol or Associated Biologist. You can access the application here. A Temporary Withdrawn Biologist who does not apply for re-instatement within the two-year period will automatically be reclassified as an Associated Biologist. For more information on returning from Associated Biologist to Professional Biologist, please click here