4. Notwithstanding section 3, where the diploma in respect of which an equivalence application had been filed was issued 3 or more years prior to the application and the knowledge which it evidences no longer corresponds, in light of the development of the profession, to the knowledge which, at the time of the application, is taught as part of a curriculum leading to the issue of a diploma recognized as giving access to the permit issued by the Order, the candidate shall be credited a trading equivalence in accordance with section 5 if he or she has, since the issue of his or her diploma, acquired the required level of knowledge and skills.
O.C. 910-2004, s. 4; O.C. 393-2009, s. 2.