A-12, r. 11 - Regulation respecting equivalence standards for diplomas granted by educational institutions outside Québec for an agrologist’s permit to be issued

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chapter A-12, r. 11
Regulation respecting equivalence standards for diplomas granted by educational institutions outside Québec for an agrologist’s permit to be issued
AGROLOGISTS — EQUIVALENCE STANDARDS FOR DIPLOMAS
Agrologists Act
(chapter A-12, s. 3)
A-12
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 93, pars. c and c.1)
C-26
September 1 2012
DIVISION I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.01. In this Regulation, unless the context indicates otherwise,
(a)  “credit” means the numerical value attributed to the work load required from a student, namely, 45 hours of attendance at a course and of personal work;
(b)  “equivalence” means level of schooling comparable to that of a diploma recognized valid as giving access to the permit to practise the profession of agrologist;
(c)  “agricultural sciences” means the aggregate physical, biological and economic sciences applied to soils, plants and animals used in agricultural production, as well as to the various forms of rural environment activity and preservation.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 10, s. 1.01.
1.02. The Interpretation Act (chapter I-16) applies to this Regulation.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 10, s. 1.02.
DIVISION II
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF EQUIVALENCE
2.01. The board of directors shall acknowledge the equivalence of a candidate’s diploma upon the report of the committee on equivalences in each particular case.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 10, s. 2.01.
2.01.01. Within 15 days following its decision not to acknowledge the diploma equivalence applied for, or to recognize such equivalence in part only, the board of directors must inform the candidate in writing of the curriculum or training periods whose satisfactory completion, considering his present level of knowledge, would allow him to be granted a training equivalence.
O.C. 465-2008, s. 1.
2.01.02. A candidate who is informed of the board of director’s decision not to recognize the diploma equivalence applied for, or to recognize such equivalence in part only, may apply for a review of the decision on condition that such application is made, with supporting reasons, in writing to the secretary of the Order within 30 days following receipt of the decision.
O.C. 465-2008, s. 1.
2.01.03. The review is made, within 90 days following the date of receipt of the application, by a review committee formed by the board of directors pursuant to paragraph 2 of section 86.0.1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26) and consisting of persons other than members of the board of directors or the committee referred to in section 2.01.
O.C. 465-2008, s. 1.
2.01.04. Before making a decision, the review committee must allow the candidate to submit his observations. For that purpose, the secretary shall inform the candidate of the date, place and time of the meeting at which the application is to be examined, by means of a written notice sent by registered mail at least 15 days before the meeting is held.
A candidate wishing to be present for the purpose of submitting his observations must inform the secretary accordingly at least 10 days before the date scheduled for the meeting. The candidate may also convey written observations to the secretary at least 1 day before the date scheduled for the meeting.
O.C. 465-2008, s. 1.
2.01.05. The committee’s decision is final and must be transmitted to the candidate in writing within 30 days following the date of the said meeting.
O.C. 465-2008, s. 1.
2.02. A candidate who wishes to have the equivalence of his diploma determined must furnish his academic record to the secretary of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 10, s. 2.02; O.C. 1523-90, s. 1.
DIVISION III
STANDARDS FOR EQUIVALENCE
3.01. A candidate who holds an undergraduate degree in agricultural sciences conferred by a Canadian university or higher educational institution situated outside Québec shall be given an equivalence if:
(a)  he obtained that diploma upon completion of full-time studies of a duration of at least 3 years and including a minimum of 90 credits; and
(b)  he has fulfilled the conditions prescribed in section 2.02.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 10, s. 3.01.
3.02. A candidate who holds an undergraduate degree in agricultural sciences obtained in a university or higher educational institution situated outside Canada, shall be given an equivalence if:
(a)  he obtained that diploma upon completion of full-time studies of a duration of at least 3 years and including a minimum of 90 credits;
(b)  he fulfilled the conditions prescribed in section 2.02.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 10, s. 3.02.
3.03. A candidate who has an undergraduate degree in a field other than agricultural sciences conferred by a university or a higher educational institution situated outside Québec, shall be given an equivalence if:
(a)  he holds a graduate or postgraduate degree conferred by a university or higher educational institution;
(b)  his entire university studies include at least 90 credits in agricultural sciences;
(c)  he has fulfilled the conditions prescribed in section 2.02.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 10, s. 3.03.
DIVISION IV
FINAL PROVISION
4.01. To obtain a permit to practise, the candidate must also comply with the terms and conditions prescribed in the Regulation respecting admission to the practice of the profession of agrologist (chapter A-l2, r. 2).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 10, s. 4.01.
REFERENCES
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 10
O.C. 1523-90, 1990 G.O. 2, 2653
S.Q. 1992, c. 68, s. 157
O.C. 465-2008, 2008 G.O. 2, 1654
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212