12. A candidate who is informed of the decision of the board of directors decision not to recognize the equivalence applied for or to recognize the equivalence in part may apply for a review, provided that the candidate applies to the secretary in writing within 30 days of receiving the decision.
The committee set up by the board of directors to decide on review of applications is composed of persons who are not members of the board of directors or the committee provided for in section 9.
The committee must, before disposing of the application, inform the candidate of the date on which it will hold the meeting relating to the candidate’s application and of the candidate’s right to make submissions.
A candidate who wishes to be present at the meeting to make submissions must notify the secretary at least 5 days before the date scheduled for the meeting. The candidate may, however, send written submissions to the secretary at any time before the date scheduled for the meeting.
The decision of the committee is final and must be sent to the candidate in writing by registered mail within 30 days following the date of the decision.