Serving Canada by certifying professional Microbiologists who have demonstrated proficiency, knowledge, and experience in Microbiology.

The Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM) is a professional association for Microbiologists across Canada. The College was incorporated in 1978 under the Canada Corporations Act and has a mandate to:

  • gain recognition of microbiology as a distinctive scientific profession and to provide an association through which professional microbiologists may develop programs and activities to promote their professional development and status;
  • provide a designation, by which they are recognized to work with microorganisms with competence, dependability and safety;
  • and operate with legal and professional status as a non-profit organization.




For general correspondence with the College please contact the Registrar.

Martin Petric

4069 W 35th Ave, Vancouver BC.  V6N 2P4

Telephone: 604-259-8563



Names and addresses of the Board of Directors are listed under the heading ABOUT


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