6.1. In order for a partnership to register as an independent partnership in the sector of mortgage brokerage, its responsible officer must satisfy the following conditions:
(1) he holds a representative’s certificate in the sector of mortgage brokerage;
(2) in the 2 years preceding the application for registration, he passed the Authority’s examinations pertaining to the skills that must be possessed by the responsible officer of a firm or independent partnership registered in the sector of mortgage brokerage or by an independent representative registered in the sector, or he acted as the responsible officer of a firm or independent partnership registered in the sector of mortgage brokerage or was registered as an independent representative in the sector;
(3) he is not in default of complying with the compulsory professional development requirements set out in section 5 of the Regulation respecting the compulsory professional development of mortgage brokers (chapter D-9.2, r. 13.2).