Chemistry and the Professional Chemists of British Columbia

Chemistry is an integral part of our lives. From the moment we wake, we benefit from energy-efficient appliances and vehicles, weatherproof clothing, homes decorated with easily maintained materials, bright and spectacular entertainment, and recreation equipment made possible by chemists.

Beyond these visual contributions, chemists work to monitor, maintain and improve the safety of our water and food, improve our health care, keep watch on our air quality, improve our waste management and protect our environment. Often we may not be aware of these professional chemists, who rely on years of education and experience to contribute to the high quality of life in British Columbia

 The Professional Chemist (PChem) and the Chemist in Training (CIT)

In British Columbia only professional members of the Association of the Chemical Profession of British Columbia (ACPBC) are allowed by law to use the titles Professional Chemist and Chemist in Training (Right to Title). ACPBC members have met the highest standards of chemical education, adhere to a Code of Ethics and are subject to Disciplinary Procedures. The public, government and industry can be confident that our professional members have the competencies and accountability that meet their expectations.

To learn more, follow the links below; media contact: Paul West, President (250-472-4688) 

On this web site you can view the constitution, bylaws, and code of ethics of the ACPBC, you can visit the Roster of Members in good standing, and you can see the professional meetings and events that take place to assist in the professional development of our members. If you are interested in membership, you can view the Membership FAQ document here (pdf) or click the Membership link on the left.

Member of CPC: Canada’s Professional Chemists / Chimistes Professionnels du Canada

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ACPBC Granted Exclusive RIGHT to TITLE for the Professional Chemist (PChem) and Chemist-in-Training (CIT) Designations in BC!