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C-11, r. 4
- Regulation respecting the issue of certificates of knowledge of the official language for the purpose of admission to professional orders and certain equivalents to those certificates
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C-11, r. 4
Regulation respecting the issue of certificates of knowledge of the official language for the purpose of admission to professional orders and certain equivalents to those certificates
CHARTER OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE — KNOWLEDGE OF THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
Charter of the French language
(chapter C-11, s. 35)
An examining committee shall be responsible for evaluating the appropriate knowledge of the official language for the practice of a profession or a category of professions by preparing an examination to measure
oral French comprehension;
written French comprehension;
oral French expression;
written French expression.
There shall be a part of the examination corresponding to each of those criteria; a candidate must pass all 4 parts of the examination.
O.C. 1757-93, s. 1
The committee shall be composed of 3 members, one of whom shall be appointed by the Office québécois de la langue française, one by the Office des professions du Québec and one by the Minister responsible for the administration of the Charter of the French language.
O.C. 1757-93, s. 2
The Office québécois de la langue française shall hold examination sessions at least 6 times a year, at such places and dates as it may fix. The members of the examining committee may be present at those sessions.
O.C. 1757-93, s. 3
A person wishing to sit for an examination shall apply to the Office, which shall indicate to him the place, date and time of the examination. Where a person sits for an examination, the Office shall transmit his results to him within 2 weeks following the date of the examination session and shall also inform the professional order concerned and the Office des professions du Québec.
O.C. 1757-93, s. 4
The Office shall issue to a person having passed the examination a certificate indicating that he possesses an appropriate knowledge of French for the practice of his profession.
O.C. 1757-93, s. 5
Where a person fails all or a part of the examination, he may, within the month following the date on which he receives his results, apply in writing to the Office for a review of his examination.
O.C. 1757-93, s. 6
The Office shall review the examination within 2 weeks following the date of the application and shall inform the candidate of its decision in writing.
O.C. 1757-93, s. 7
A person may sit for the examination every 3 months and as many times as he wishes.
O.C. 1757-93, s. 8
The following are considered to be equivalent to the certificate issued by the Office québécois de la langue française under section 5:
a certificate issued by the Régie de la langue française in accordance with the Regulation respecting a working knowledge of the French language necessary to obtain a permit from a professional corporation (O.C. 2050-76, 76-06-09);
a document issued before 7 September 1977 certifying that a person possessed a working knowledge of the French language, issued in accordance with the Regulation concerning standards for evaluating the working knowledge of French of an immigrant wishing to be admitted to the study or the practice of a profession in Québec (O.C. 936-71, 71-03-10).
O.C. 1757-93, s. 9
O.C. 1757-93, s. 10
O.C. 1757-93, s. 11
O.C. 1757-93, 1993 G.O. 2, 6919
S.Q. 2002, c. 28, s. 42)
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