36.1. For the purposes of establishing the representative character of an association of employees or assessing the representative character of a certified association, a person shall be recognized as a member of such association when he meets the following conditions:
(a) he is an employee included in the bargaining unit contemplated in the petition;
(b) he has signed an application for membership, duly dated and not revoked before the filing of the petition for certification or the demand for assessment of the representative character of the association;
(c) he has personally paid as union dues an amount of not less than $2 within the twelve months preceding the demand for assessment of the representative character of the association or the filing of the petition for certification or its mailing by registered or certified mail;
(d) he has met the conditions provided for in subparagraphs a to c on or before the day the demand for assessment of the representative character of the association or of the filing of the petition or its mailing by registered or certified mail.
The certification agent, the labour commissioner or the Court shall not take account of any other condition exigible under the constitution and by-laws of such association of employees.