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C-15, r. 10
- Regulation respecting the standards for equivalence of diplomas for the issue of a permit by the Ordre des chimistes du Québec
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C-15, r. 10
Regulation respecting the standards for equivalence of diplomas for the issue of a permit by the Ordre des chimistes du Québec
CHEMISTS — STANDARDS FOR EQUIVALENCE OF DIPLOMAS
Professional Chemists Act
(chapter C-15, a. 3)
(chapter C-26, s. 93, par.
The secretary of the Ordre des chimistes du Québec shall forward a copy of this Regulation to a candidate wishing to have a diploma issued by an educational institution outside Québec recognized as equivalent.
In this Regulation, “diploma equivalence” means the recognition by the board of directors of the Order that a diploma issued by an educational institution outside Québec demonstrates that the candidate’s level of knowledge is equivalent to the level attained by the holder of a diploma recognized as meeting permit requirements.
O.C. 1691-93, s. 1
A candidate applying for a diploma equivalence shall provide the secretary with the following supporting documents and with the costs payable pursuant to paragraph 8 of section 86.0.1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26) for the examination of the application:
the candidate’s academic record, including a description of the courses taken;
proof that the diploma was issued;
a document attesting to the candidate’s participation in a training period; and
a document attesting to the candidate’s relevant work experience.
Where documents submitted in support of a diploma equivalence application are written in a language other than French or English, they shall be accompanied by a translation in French or English attested to under oath by the person who did the translation.
O.C. 1691-93, s. 2
A candidate holding a diploma issued by an educational institution outside Québec shall be granted a diploma equivalence if the diploma was issued upon completion of university studies comprising the equivalent of not less than 55 credits in chemistry, with not less than 18 credits in practical work and 30 credits in theory. Each credit shall correspond to 45 hours of class time and personal work, and the credits shall be distributed as follows:
not less than 12 credits in physical chemistry;
not less than 12 credits in organic chemistry;
not less than 9 credits in analytical chemistry; and
not less than 9 credits in inorganic chemistry or 9 credits in biochemistry or 12 credits in those subjects combined.
O.C. 1691-93, s. 3
Notwithstanding section 3, where the diploma in respect of which an equivalence application has been filed was issued 5 or more years prior to the date of the application, a diploma equivalence shall be denied if the candidate’s knowledge, taking into account developments in the profession, no longer corresponds to the knowledge currently taught.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a diploma equivalence shall be granted if the candidate’s training and relevant work experience since being issued the diploma have enabled the candidate to acquire the required level of knowledge.
O.C. 1691-93, s. 4
The secretary shall forward the documents prescribed in section 2 to the committee set up by the board of directors of the Order to examine diploma equivalence applications and to make an appropriate recommendation.
At the first meeting of the board of directors following the date of receipt of the committee’s recommendation, the board of directors shall decide, in accordance with this Regulation, whether to grant a diploma equivalence and shall notify the candidate in writing within 15 days of its decision.
O.C. 1691-93, s. 5
Within 15 days following a decision not to grant a diploma equivalence, the board of directors shall notify the candidate in writing and shall indicate the number of credits and the courses that are lacking or that do not meet the requirements of section 3, as well as the programs of study, the training periods or the examinations that, taking into account the candidate’s current level of knowledge, must be successfully completed for the equivalence to be granted.
O.C. 1691-93, s. 6
A candidate who receives the information provided for in section 6 may apply to the board of directors for a hearing, provided that the candidate applies to the secretary in writing within 30 days following the date on which the decision not to grant a diploma equivalence is mailed.
The board of directors shall grant a hearing within 45 days following the date of receipt of an application for a hearing and, where expedient, shall revise its decision. To that end, the secretary shall convene the candidate by means of a notice in writing sent by registered or certified mail not less than 10 days before the date of the hearing.
The board of director’s decision is final and shall be sent to the candidate in writing within 30 days following the date of the hearing.
O.C. 1691-93, s. 7
O.C. 1691-93, s. 8
O.C. 1691-93, 1993 G.O. 2, 6881
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212
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