54. Certificates issued by a certification service provider on the basis of standards other than those applicable in Québec may be considered to be equivalent to certificates issued by an accredited certification service provider. Their equivalency must be recognized by the person or body designated by the Government for the purpose of concluding mutual recognition agreements with the designated authority having established the standards. The same applies to directory services.
A public register of all accredited service providers, or service providers whose services are recognized as equivalent to those provided by an accredited service provider, shall be kept by the accrediting person or body or by the person or body that recognizes equivalency.