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01. (post-secondary) School Education
01.1. Each applicant must have a minimum of at least 8 years' post-secondary school education and professional experience, which must include a recognised degree (or equivalent) in a biological subject and at least three years' post-graduate professional experience.
01.2. As recognised degrees in European countries vary in duration from approximately 3 to 5 years, the period of 8 years' post-secondary school education must be within the formation:
3U + 2(U and / or T and / or E) + 3E
U represents a year (full-time or equivalent) studying for a degree (or equivalent) in a biological subject at a university or similar body
T represents a year (full-time or equivalent) of relevant training
E represents a year (full-time or equivalent) of relevant professional experience.
02. Recognised degrees
02.1. A recognised degree is one that is recognised by ECBA for the purposes of the European Professional Biologist title. A list of recognised degrees is given in Annex 2.
02.2. A biological subject is one where at least 50% of the total time is spent on biology.
02.3. Biology is that branch of science dealing with the study of living organisms.
03. Assessment of professional experience
A European Professional Biologist must:
03.1. be able to apply his/her knowledge to a satisfactory standard in a biologically related job
03.2. be knowledgeable about health, safety, environmental and other regulations relating to his/her job
03.3. possess a broad knowledge of experimental and other biological skills
03.4. be able to plan and organise work to a satisfactory standard
03.5. be able to make clear oral and written presentations and reports.