Temporary Withdrawn Biologist

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 The two year period begins upon approval of an application to reclassify to Temporary Withdrawn.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 Temporary Withdrawn Biologists may not use the title of Professional Biologist or P. Biol. during the time they are on Temporary Withdrawn status and must pay applicable temporary withdrawn membership fees as outlined on the Membership Fees page.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. There is no fee to apply to Temporary Withdrawn.

Within a period of two years from the notification, any Temporary Withdrawn Biologist in good standing will be reinstated as a P. Biol. or Associated Biologist upon approval of an application to go from Temporary Withdrawn to P. Biol or Associated Biologist.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 A Temporary Withdrawn Biologist who does not apply for re-instatement within the two-year period will automatically be reclassified as an Associated Biologist.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

What if I want to renew as Temporary Withdrawn?

Professional Biologists who desire to renew as a Temporary Withdrawn, must apply through the portal to reclassify to the Temporary Withdrawn, be approved and pay the Temporary Withdrawn renewal fees. Applications submitted after 31 December must include a declaration the P Biol has not used their stamp or the title of Professional Biologist in since 31 December of calendar year that just expired. For example, on January 1, 2021, the declaration must state the stamp and title have not been used since 31 December 2020.

Applications to Temporary Withdrawn without the confirmation CANNOT be processed and applicants that do not supply the confirmation nor pay the P Biol renewal fees will be canceled from the roster if the renewal fees are not paid by the deadline.Approved applicants that do not pay the Temporary Withdrawn renewal fees by the deadline will also be canceled from the Roster.

DO NOT PAY  P. BIOL. RENEWAL FEES IF YOU WISH TO RENEW IN AS TEMPORARY WITHDRAWN. Apply to reclassify per the above directions. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

What if I am currently Temporary Withdrawn and want to renew as P Biol?

Please log in and pay your Temporary Withdrawn fee then apply to reclassify to P Biol. The payment of your Temporary Withdrawn fees will be reduced from your P Biol fees.