C-26, r. 231 - Regulation respecting equivalence standards for a permit to be issued to dental technicians

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chapter C-26, r. 231
Regulation respecting equivalence standards for a permit to be issued to dental technicians
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 93, par. c).
September 1 2012
1. The secretary shall forward a copy of this Regulation to any candidate who wishes recognition of an equivalence.
O.C. 1663-88, s. 1.
2. A candidate who wishes recognition of an equivalence must provide the secretary with those of the following documents that are necessary to support his application:
(1)  his academic record, including a description of the courses taken;
(2)  a copy of his degree certified true by the educational institution concerned;
(3)  an attestation that he has undergone a training period;
(4)  an attestation of his relevant work experience;
(5)  payment of the cost of opening the file, as prescribed by the board of directors under paragraph 8 of section 86.0.1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
All documents provided in support of his application must be accompanied by a French translation certified by the consulate of the country from which such documents emanate.
O.C. 1663-88, s. 2.
3. The secretary shall forward the documents prescribed in section 2 to a committee formed by the board of directors to study applications for equivalence and to make appropriate recommendations. At the first meeting following receipt of the committee’s report, the board of directors shall rule upon recognition of the equivalence, and inform each candidate in writing of its decision.
O.C. 1663-88, s. 3.
4. Within 15 days following any decision not to grant an equivalence, the board of directors shall inform the candidate concerned in writing of the program for studies, field training or examinations that, taking into account his present level of knowledge, he must complete successfully in order to be granted an equivalence.
O.C. 1663-88, s. 4.
5. A candidate holding a degree issued by an educational institution outside Québec is granted an equivalence if the degree was received upon completion of college studies comprising the equivalence of a minimum of 56 credits distributed as follows:
(1)  6 credits in ceramics;
(2)  1 credit in dental materials;
(3)  20 credits in removable dental prostheses;
(4)  18 credits in fixed dental prostheses;
(5)  5 credits in cast frameworks for removable dental prostheses;
(6)  4 credits in dental anatomy;
(7)  2 credits in orthodontia.
A credit is the quantitative value attributed to a workload required of a student and representing 45 hours of attendance at a course or personal work.
O.C. 1663-88, s. 5.
6. Notwithstanding section 5, where the degree for which an application for equivalence has been made was received 5 years or more before the application, equivalence may be refused if the knowledge acquired by the candidate no longer corresponds to the knowledge now being taught as a result of developments in the profession.
However, equivalence must be recognized if the pertinent work experience and training that the candidate has acquired subsequently have enabled him to attain the required level of knowledge.
O.C. 1663-88, s. 6.
7. A candidate is granted a training equivalence if he shows that he has a level of knowledge equivalent to that acquired by the holder of a degree recognized as giving access to a permit of the Order and comprising the number of credits defined in section 5.
O.C. 1663-88, s. 7.
8. In order to determine whether a candidate has shown that he has the level of knowledge prescribed in section 7, the board of directors shall take into account all of the following factors:
(1)  the nature and the length of his experience;
(2)  the degrees obtained in Québec or elsewhere;
(3)  the courses taken;
(4)  the training periods completed;
(5)  the total number of years of schooling.
Where the evaluation made under the first paragraph does not allow a decision to be taken, the board of directors may prescribe an examination in order to complete the evaluation, the whole in accordance with this Regulation.
O.C. 1663-88, s. 8.
9. Examinations shall be divided into one or several sittings, for the purpose of verifying the candidate’s knowledge in one or more of the following subjects:
(1)  ceramics;
(2)  dental materials;
(3)  removable dental prostheses;
(4)  fixed dental prostheses;
(5)  cast frameworks for removable dental prostheses;
(6)  dental anatomy;
(7)  orthodontia.
O.C. 1663-88, s. 9.
10. A candidate must obtain 60% to pass an examination.
O.C. 1663-88, s. 10.
11. A candidate wishing to sit at an examination must pay the examination fee beforehand, as prescribed from time to time by resolution of the board of directors and must provide the equipment and materials required by the Order for the examination.
O.C. 1663-88, s. 11.
12. A candidate wishing to recover the precious metal alloys used during an examination shall apply therefor in writing within 90 days following the examination, failing which he shall be deemed to have renounced such recovery.
O.C. 1663-88, s. 12.
13. This Regulation replaces the Regulation respecting equivalence standards for a permit to be issued to dental technicians (R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 160).
O.C. 1663-88, s. 13.
14. (Omitted).
O.C. 1663-88, s. 14.
O.C. 1663-88, 1988 G.O. 2, 3859
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212