3.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:
(1) not less than 12 credits in physical chemistry;
(2) not less than 12 credits in organic chemistry;
(3) not less than 9 credits in analytical chemistry; and
(4) not less than 9 credits in inorganic chemistry or 9 credits in biochemistry or 12 credits in those subjects combined.