55. To obtain a representative’s certificate, a candidate must apply to the Authority prior to the expiry of the validity period of his examinations or, if this period expires during the probationary period, within 30 days following the end of the probationary period.
During the processing of the certificate application and on receipt by the candidate of a notice from the Authority to that effect, the probationary certificate remains in effect for a maximum period of 45 days as of the end of the probationary period.
The candidate must forward the prescribed form and submit, in support of his application, any information as well as any document attesting to the information contained in the form. He must also, at the request of the Authority, attach documents confirming that he has the degree of honesty considered necessary to pursue activities as a representative and those concerning his integrity and solvency.
A candidate who demonstrates that he was unable to act within the period provided for in the first paragraph due to exceptional circumstances may forward his application to the Authority on the expiry of this period.