RPBio Form RPBio Form Education and Training The following knowledge (academics and education) is required to be a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio). Do you have 25 science courses of which at least 13 are in biology? * Yes No Science courses must include a majority (>50%) of scientific concepts, theory or practice, and may include subject areas such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, geography, environmental science, forestry and forest sciences, ecological restoration and engineering. Biology courses must include a majority (>50%) of biological concepts, theory or practice, from a range of disciplines such as geography, environmental science, forestry and forest sciences, ecological restoration and environmental engineering. If you have a thesis based Master of Science (MSc) degree in an applied biological science (botany, zoology, ecology, biochemistry, microbiology), it counts as one biology course. If you have a dissertation based Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in an applied biological science (botany, zoology, ecology, biochemistry, microbiology), it counts as two biology courses. Communications: Have you completed a 1st year or higher level course in written communications? ex. English composition, technical writing, scientific writing * Yes No Chemistry: Have you completed a 1st year or higher level course in chemistry? ex. Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry * Yes No Numeracy: Have you completed two 1st year and/or 2nd year numeracy courses? ex. Statistics, Precalculus, Calculus, Linear Algebra * Yes No This can include: Two Statistics courses, one course must be at a 2nd year or higher or equivalent One 2nd year or higher-level Statistic course and one 2nd year or higher-level mathematics course. (ex. Precalculus, Calculus, Linear Algebra) Applied Biology & Management: Do you have a 2nd year or higher level (or equivalent) Applied Biology & Management Course? ex. Wildlife Management, Fisheries Management, Applied Microbiology, Conservation Management/Biology, Landscape Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Environmental Toxicology * Yes No Ecology: Do you have a 2nd year or higher level (or equivalent) Ecology Course? ex. General Ecology, Population Ecology, Community and Ecosystem Ecology * Yes No Do you have one (1) course from at least three (3) of the following biology subjects? Cell Biology (ex. Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology), Systematics (ex. Systematic Botany, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Ichthyology, Herpetology, Comparative invertebrate/vertebrate Zoology), Physiology (ex. Cell, Plant or Animal Physiology), Genetics (ex. Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Genomics), Evolution (ex. Diversity, Evolution) * Yes No Skills and Abilities The following skills and abilities (work and competencies) are required to be a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio). Work includes paid and voluntary activities. Work Experience Requirements Three (3) years minimum of professional level work experience in applied biology within the last 10 years with a maximum of 7 months of volunteer activities. All work and volunteer experience must be post degree. Do you have a minimum of 3 years minimum of professional level work experience in applied biology within the last 10 years with a maximum of 7 months of volunteer activities post degree? * Yes No Do you have a degree and ≥ 3 years work experience in applied biology? Yes No Do you have a bachelor’s degree and ≥ 15 years work experience in applied biology? Yes No Do you have a Master of Science degree in an applied biological science (botany, zoology, ecology, biochemistry, microbiology), and at least 13 years of experience in applied biology? Yes No Do you have a Doctor of Philosophy degree in an applied biological science (botany, zoology, ecology, biochemistry, microbiology), and at least 11 years of experience in applied biology? Yes No Do you have at least one (1) example of a key indicator in each competency category that: you can explain in detail how you meet a key indicator through descriptions of your activities, knowledge, experience etc.; and that can be verified by a reference? * Yes No Professional Practice Competencies RPBios need to have at least one (1) example of a key indicator in each of the following seven (7) Professional Practice Competencies that you can explain in detail how you meet a key indicator through descriptions of your activities, knowledge, experience etc., and that can be verified by a reference. Scientific Concepts and Knowledge: Be aware of and have experience with scientific concepts, knowledge and implementation. Key Indicators: * Demonstrate knowledge of scientific information and concepts. Incorporate relevant scientific knowledge and concepts in their practice. Use knowledge and scientific understanding to improve the application of existing and emerging scientific concepts, knowledge or technology in their practice. None of the above I meet the requirement(s) for Scientific Concepts and Knowledge Yes Laws, Regulations & Policies: The capability to interpret and understand the intent of legally binding requirements and policy. Key Indicators: * Demonstrate knowledge of a) regulatory and policy requirements as a regulated professional; b) demonstrate knowledge relevant to Scope of Practice. Incorporate regulatory and policy requirements in their practice. Implement regulatory and policy requirements in their practice. None of the above I meet the requirement(s) for Laws, Regulations & Policies Yes Standards and Practices: Understands the standards and practices and has the ability required to perform or practice applied biology. Key Indicators: * Demonstrate knowledge of standards and practices relevant to Scope of Practice. Incorporate standards and practices in their practice. Implement standards and practices in their practice. None of the above I meet the requirement(s) for Standards and Practices Yes Project and/or Work Product Management: Experience in the discipline of planning, organizing or managing resources to bring about the successful completion of a specific project or work product. Key Indicators: * Demonstrate skills in the scoping, planning and implementing of projects/assignments. Demonstrate skills in evaluation of and in drawing conclusions from scientific and other data. Provide advice, options/solutions, requirements. None of the above I meet the requirement(s) for Project and/or Work Product Management Yes Records/Data Management and Informatics: Demonstrated ability to conduct the systematic control of creating, distributing, using, maintaining integrity, confidentiality, security and disposing of recorded information maintained as evidence of business activities and transactions. Key Indicators: * Demonstrate knowledge of records management and information. Implement policies and protocols relating to records management and informatics in their practice. Respect for confidentiality in their practice. None of the above I meet the requirement(s) for Records/Data Management and Informatics Yes Professional Accountability: Performing the duties of one’s profession generally, or performing a particular professional task in a professional manner. Key Indicators: * Demonstrate an awareness of scope of practice and limitations. Exercise skills in applied biology and other professional skills as required for work undertaken. Take responsibility for their work and work of others’ (if applicable). None of the above I meet the requirement(s) for Professional Accountability Yes Communication: Respectfully and effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts. Key Indicators: * Communicate written and oral information in a clear, concise and comprehensible manner. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences, colleagues, clients and others. Communicate and acknowledge the value of alternative views and hypotheses. None of the above I meet the requirement(s) for Communication Yes Competency-based referee (references) The College requires 3 referees (references). Do you have 3 references that that are knowledgeable of your professional work experience as a biologist; can attest to the competencies defined by the College; that have known you for at least 6 months; and where one is not from your current employer or organization you volunteer for; and who are not related to the applicant unless the relative is a supervising professional? * Yes No Competency-based Examples of Professional Work (work products) An individual must submit professional work (work products) examples. Up to three scientific reports that meet the requirements below One example of a scientific communications document Applied Biology Report The College accepts reports that are either scientific reports or risk assessment reports according to the requirements below: Scientific Report that demonstrates the ability to: Design a project Implement a study design Analyze data using inferential or descriptive statistical methods Provide conclusions Make management recommendations Examples: Master of Science Thesis Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation Peer-reviewed publication (journal article) Consultant report that meets the criteria above Risk Assessment Report that demonstrates: Problem formulation Conceptual Models & Exposure Assessment Effects Assessments Uncertainty Analysis Implications Examples: Environmental Risk Assessment Self-Directed Report that meets the report requirements in #1 or #2 above. (This option is available for applicants that do not have the opportunity to author a report through their normal work duties.) This report can be done to fulfill the report requirements of the College. Do you have a scientific report(s) where: you were the lead or only author; or you were the second or third author and the lead or 1st author can provide you a statement explaining your role and responsibilities in the report preparation? * Yes No Does your scientific report(s) show how you designed the project, implemented a study design, analyzed data using statistics, made conclusions or showed results and made recommendations? * Yes No Applied Biology Scientific Communications Work where you took scientific information and presented it to a general audience. Examples: PowerPoint presentation at a public meeting or client meeting, with speaking notes PowerPoint presentation to colleagues regarding project outcomes, with speaking notes Briefing note to decision-maker Brochure or non-technical note focused at the public Poster-board presentation at a conference or symposium Other example may be submitted if it meets the criteria Do you have a scientific communication where you took scientific information and presented it to a general audience? * Yes No Would you like your results emailed to you? Email Yes No Email Address Next If you are human, leave this field blank.