I-10, r. 9 - Regulation respecting equivalence standards for diplomas granted by educational institutions outside Québec for purposes of the Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec

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chapter I-10, r. 9
Regulation respecting equivalence standards for diplomas granted by educational institutions outside Québec for purposes of the Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec
FOREST ENGINEERS — EQUIVALENCE STANDARDS FOR DIPLOMAS
Forest Engineers Act
(chapter I-10, s. 4).
I-10
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 93, par. c).
C-26
October 4 2012
Replaced, Décision 2012-09-05; 2012 G.O. 2, 4540; eff. 2012-10-04; see c. I-10, r. 8.1.
DIVISION I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.01. In this Regulation, unless the context indicates otherwise,
(a)  “credit” means the quantitative value allotted to a student’s compulsory work load, one credit being equal to 45 hours of attendance at a class or of personal work;
(b)  “equivalence” means the fact that a candidate’s level of knowledge is equivalent to that of the holder of a diploma recognized as giving access to a permit, as attested by a diploma recognized by the executive committee;
(c)  “forest sciences” means the aggregate mathematical, physical, biological and economic sciences applied to the forest and pertaining, in particular, to the management, protection, exploitation and economy of forest, the ecology of Québec forests, forest mensuration, silviculture, technology and wood sciences;
(d)  “secretary” means the secretary of the Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec (Order);
(e)  “committee of examiners” means the committee set up under paragraph 2 of section 86.0.1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7, s. 1.01.
1.02. The Interpretation Act (chapter I-16) applies to this Regulation.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7, s. 1.02.
1.03. A copy of this Regulation must be sent to each candidate who wishes to have the equivalence of a diploma determined.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7, s. 1.03.
DIVISION II
RECOGNITION OF EQUIVALENCE
2.01. The executive committee shall recognize the equivalence of a diploma issued by a university or an institution for higher education situated outside Québec on the basis of the committee of examiners’ report establishing the equivalence in each particular case.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7, s. 2.01; O.C. 218-88, s. 1.
2.02. The committee of examiners shall, upon request, furnish the executive committee with all the documents necessary for recognizing the equivalence of diplomas issued by a university or an institution for higher education situated outside Québec.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7, s. 2.02; O.C. 218-88, s. 2.
2.03. A candidate who wishes to have the equivalence of his diploma examined must:
(a)  furnish his academic record to the secretary, including a description of the courses taken and, where applicable, an attestation of his pertinent experience; these documents must be either in French or in English;
(b)  (paragraph revoked);
(c)  complete the application form in Schedule 1 and send it to the secretary of the Order.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7, s. 2.03; O.C. 728-86, s. 1.
DIVISION III
STANDARDS OF EQUIVALENCE
3.01. A candidate who holds an undergraduate diploma in forest sciences issued by a university or an institution for higher education situated outside Québec shall be granted an equivalence if he:
(a)  obtained such diploma after completing studies comprising at least 106 credits in forest sciences; and
(b)  has passed an oral or written examination, according to the candidate’s choice, pertaining to his knowledge of the forest laws and regulations of Québec.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7, s. 3.01; O.C. 218-88, s. 3.
3.02. A candidate who holds an undergraduate diploma issued by a university or an institution for higher education situated outside Québec in a field other than forest sciences, shall be granted an equivalence if:
(a)  he holds a graduate or postgraduate diploma;
(b)  his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies together include at least 106 credits in forest sciences;
(c)  he has passed an oral or written examination, according to the candidate’s choice, pertaining to his knowledge of the forest laws and regulations of Québec.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7, s. 3.02; O.C. 728-86, s. 2; O.C. 218-88, s. 4.
3.03. Notwithstanding paragraphs a of section 3.01 and b of section 3.02, if the diploma which is the subject of an application for equivalence has been obtained 5 years or more before such application, the equivalence may be refused if the knowledge acquired by the candidate no longer corresponds, due to developments in the profession, to what is being presently taught.
However, the equivalence must be recognized if the pertinent work experience of the candidate and the training he has been able to acquire since, have enabled him to attain the required level of knowledge.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7, s. 3.03.
DIVISION IV
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
4.01. Within 15 days, following its decision not to recognize an equivalence, the executive committee must inform each candidate in writing of the program of studies, forest work or examinations to be passed to enable him to obtain such equivalence in view of his present level of knowledge.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7, s. 4.01.
4.02. To obtain a permit to practise, the candidate must also comply with all the terms and conditions set forth in the Regulation respecting certain terms and conditions for permits to be issued by the Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec (chapter I-10, r. 7).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7, s. 4.02.
SCHEDULE 1
(s. 2.03)
ORDRE DES INGÉNIEURS FORESTIERS DU QUÉBEC
Application from
Name of candidate ___________________________________________________________________________
Home address (in full) ________________________________________________________________________

Place of birth (locality, country) ________________________________________________________________
Date of birth ________________________________________________________________________________
Present employer ____________________________________________________________________________
Address of employer _________________________________________________________________________

Present position _____________________________________________________________________________
If you are not a Canadian citizen, what is your legal status in Canada?

Date of your admission to Canada ______________________________________________________________
Have you applied for Canadian citizenship?
If yes, furnish proof.
If you are a naturalized Canadian citizen, please include supporting documents.
University studies (undergraduate):
University Duration Diploma obtained Date
____________________ From ____________________ to _________________________________________
____________________ From ____________________ to _________________________________________
University Duration Diploma obtained Date
____________________ From ____________________ to _________________________________________
____________________ From ____________________ to _________________________________________
Positions and responsibilities:
Give a detailed account of the work you have accomplished in forestry since your graduation, the persons for whom you have worked, the duration of each employment



Additional information: honorary degrees, publications, etc.



Date _________________________________________
Signature _____________________________________
Return this form duly completed to:
Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7, Sch. 1.
REFERENCES
R.R.Q., 1981, c. I-10, r. 7
O.C. 728-86, 1986 G.O. 2, 1034
O.C. 218-88, 1988 G.O. 2, 1285
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212