I-9, r. 10 - Regulation respecting the standards for equivalence of diplomas and training for the issue of a permit by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

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chapter I-9, r. 10
Regulation respecting the standards for equivalence of diplomas and training for the issue of a permit by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
ENGINEERS — STANDARDS FOR EQUIVALENCE OF DIPLOMAS
Engineers Act
(chapter I-9, s. 7).
I-9
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 93, par. c).
C-26
September 1 2012
Replaced, Décision OPQ 2018-191, 2018 G.O. 2, 3184; eff. 2018-05-31; see chapter I-9, r. 10.1.
DIVISION I
GENERAL
1. The secretary of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec shall forward a copy of this Regulation to a candidate wishing to obtain recognition of equivalence of a diploma or training.
In this Regulation:
(1)  “diploma equivalence” means the recognition by the board of directors of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec that a diploma issued by an educational institution outside Québec certifies that a candidate’s level of knowledge is equivalent to the level attained by the holder of a diploma recognized as meeting permit requirements, in conformity with the Regulation respecting the diplomas issued by designated educational institutions which give access to permits or specialist’s certificates of professional orders (chapter C-26, r. 2), under section 184 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26);
(2)  “training equivalence” means the recognition by the board of directors of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec that the candidate’s training indicates that he has acquired a level of knowledge equivalent to the level attained by the holder of a diploma recognized as meeting permit requirements;
(3)  “secretary of the Order” means the secretary of the Order or the person designated by him for the purposes of this Regulation.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 1.
§ 1.  — Equivalence recognition procedure
2. A candidate applying for a diploma equivalence shall provide the secretary of the Order with the following supporting documents and with the costs required for the examination of the application in accordance with section 86.0.1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26):
(1)  an authentic copy of his act of birth;
(2)  a recent passport-size photograph of the candidate certified under his signature as being his;
(3)  all diplomas supporting his application or a certificate that the diplomas were obtained from the institution concerned;
(4)  a complete final transcript for each diploma supporting the application;
(5)  a description of the courses taken to obtain each of the diplomas supporting the application;
(6)  where applicable, a detailed summary of the candidate’s relevant work experience and a document attesting to each experience;
(7)  where applicable, a document attesting to the candidate’s participation in training or upgrading activities.
Documents written in a language other than French or English shall be accompanied by a translation. The translation must be certified by the translator.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 2.
3. The secretary of the Order shall forward the documents described in section 2 to the committee of examiners formed by the board of directors.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 3.
4. The committee of examiners shall study the equivalence application and shall submit a notice and the recommendations it considers appropriate to the board of directors.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 4.
5. With respect to a candidate’s application for equivalence, the committee of examiners may make one of the following recommendations:
(1)  grante equivalence with respect to the candidate’s diploma or training;
(2)  indicate which examinations the candidate must pass or which courses the candidate must pass in order to obtain equivalence;
(3)  refuse to grant equivalence for the reasons expressed in its notice.
The committee forwards its notice to the candidate as soon as possible.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 5.
6. Candidates who disagree with the notice of the committee of examiners or have new elements to present are entitled to request a file review. The committee of examiners shall review its notice at the next meeting after the candidate’s request.
Candidates who disagree with the revised notice are entitled to be heard by a committee formed for this purpose by the board of directors.
Candidates may avail themselves of this right provided that they submit their request in writing to the secretary of the Order within 30 days of the posting of the revised notice.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 6.
7. The committee formed by the board of directors to hear the candidate shall do so within 90 days of the date of receipt of the application. To this end, the secretary shall convene the candidate by means of a notice in writing sent by registered mail at least 10 days before the date of the hearing. Within 10 days of the date of the hearing, that committee shall make its recommendation to the committee of examiners, which shall send it to the board of directors with its notice.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 7.
8. At the first meeting following receipt of the notice of the committee of examiners, the board of directors shall decide, in accordance with this Regulation, whether or not to grant the equivalence and, in the latter case, indicate, where applicable, which examinations or courses the candidate must pass in order to obtain equivalence; the board of directors shall notify the candidate in writing within 15 days following its decision.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 8.
DIVISION II
DIPLOMA EQUIVALENCE STANDARDS
9. Candidates with an undergraduate degree in engineering have equivalence of diploma if the diploma is granted:
(1)  either by a Canadian university at the end of a program of studies accredited by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers;
(2)  or at the end of a program of studies recognized by an organization outside Canada, whose standards and procedures for recognition comply with those of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers and that has concluded a mutual recognition agreement with the Order.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 9.
10. Notwithstanding section 9, where the diploma in respect of which an application for equivalence has been filed was issued 5 or more years prior to the application, a diploma equivalence shall be denied if the candidate’s level of knowledge, taking into account developments in the profession, no longer corresponds to the knowledge currently being taught.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a diploma equivalence shall be granted if the candidate’s relevant work experience and training since the diploma was issued have enabled the candidate to acquire the required level of knowledge, or if he passes the examinations which were recommended to the board of directors by the committee of examiners.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 10.
DIVISION III
TRAINING EQUIVALENCE STANDARDS
§ 1.  — File study
11. Subject to section 12, candidates have equivalence of training when they have an undergraduate degree, following at least 3 years’ study in pure or applied sciences, technology, or engineering, which does not meet the standards specified in section 9, and can show to the committee of examiner’s satisfaction that they have knowledge and expertise equivalent to those acquired by the holders of a diploma recognized as meeting permit requirements.
Candidates who do not have a degree contemplated in the first paragraph or who have an undergraduate degree by accumulating certificates may not avail themselves of the application of this section.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 11.
12. In assessing a candidate’s equivalence of training, the committee of examiners shall take into consideration notably the nature, content and quality of courses taken, the number of years of education, the candidate’s relevant work experience and the passing of the examinations required by it pursuant to the recommendations that were made to the board of directors.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 12.
§ 2.  — Examinations
13. The committee of examiners holds examinations for admission to the profession twice a year in Montreal, during the first 15 days of May and November.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 13.
14. To sign up for the examinations, candidates must:
(1)  apply in writing to the secretary of the committee of examiners at least 60 days before the scheduled examination date;
(2)  pay the dues required by the board of directors.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 14.
15. Within 30 days following receipt of a notice of failure of an examination, candidates may ask the secretary of the committee of examiners in writing to have the correction of the examination reviewed, upon payment of the dues required by the board of directors.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 15.
DIVISION IV
TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS
16. Nothing contained in this Regulation affects the rights of persons who submitted an application for equivalence to the secretary before 25 April 2002.
O.C. 381-2002, s. 16.
17. This Regulation replaces the Regulation respecting the standards for equivalence of diplomas for the issue of a permit by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (O.C. 1695-93, 93-12-01).
O.C. 381-2002, s. 17.
18. (Omitted).
O.C. 381-2002, s. 18.
REFERENCES
O.C. 381-2002, 2002 G.O. 2, 2133
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212