A-12, r. 2 - Regulation respecting admission to the practice of the profession of agrologist

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chapter A-12, r. 2
Regulation respecting admission to the practice of the profession of agrologist
AGROLOGISTS — ADMISSION TO THE PRACTICE
Agrologists Act
(chapter A-12, s. 3)
A-12
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 94, par. i)
C-26
September 1 2012
DIVISION I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.01. This Regulation is made under paragraph i of section 94 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 1.01.
1.02. The Interpretation Act (chapter I-16) applies to this Regulation.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 1.02.
DIVISION II
COMMITTEE OF EXAMINERS
2.01. The committee of examiners shall consist of members of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (Order) having at least 3 years of experience in the practice of the profession of agrologist.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 2.01.
2.02. The board of directors shall appoint the chair of the committee and ensure that the members are replaced on the basis of 2 per year.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 2.02.
2.03. An examiner who is related or allied to a candidate for the practice shall not perform that duty upon the examination of such candidate.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 2.03.
DIVISION III
FORMALITIES OF REGISTRATION FOR THE ADMISSION EXAMINATION
3.01. A candidate for the admission examination must fill out the application for admission form furnished by the board of directors; the form is available at the office of the Order.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 3.01; O.C. 1724-91, s. 1.
3.02. (Revoked).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 3.02; O.C. 1724-91, s. 2.
3.03. The candidate must, in addition, furnish the following documents:
(a)  a certified copy of his act of birth or satisfactory proof of the date and place of his birth;
(b)  his university record;
(c)  proof that he has passed all the courses leading to a diploma recognized valid by the Government giving access to the permit or considered equivalent by the board of directors;
(d)  the list of his employers during the last 2 summer vacations if he is a university graduate;
(e)  the name of his employer if he occupies a position; and
(f)  a photocopy of his certificate of Canadian citizenship if the candidate was not born in Canada.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 3.03; O.C. 1724-91, s. 3.
DIVISION IV
ADMISSION EXAMINATION
4.01. The examination shall consist of an oral test of a duration of 30 to 45 minutes. It must be formulated so as to permit an evaluation of the candidate’s analysis and synthesis capabilities and of his general knowledge, account being taken of the concentration of the credits which he obtained in the various fields of agricultural sciences.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 4.01.
4.02. The examination shall be held twice a year at intervals of not more than 6 months.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 4.02; O.C. 1724-91, s. 4.
4.03. The examination may deal with the following subjects:
(a)  biology: animal and plant anatomy and physiology, genetics, botany, entomology, microbiology, zoology, ecology and quality of the environment;
(b)  agricultural chemistry: analytical, inorganic and organic chemistry, soil chemistry and the chemistry of agricultural and food products;
(c)  soils: the genesis and classification of soils, the interpretation of soil maps, soil fertility, fertilizers and the economics of fertilizing and manuring, the requirements of the principal crop plants and the possibilities and manner of their use for agricultural purposes, soil conservation and land use;
(d)  agricultural geography: the socio-economical aspects of Québec agriculture, agricultural zones and farming activities in Québec, climatic constraints on Québec agriculture, trends and future prospects;
(e)  economics: agriculture and economic development, political economy and agricultural economics, the economics of agricultural production, agricultural policies, farm cooperatives and farm management, surveys, the marketing of agricultural and food products;
(f)  plant productions: the genetic improvement of cultivated plants and their protection, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, farming methods and crop management, cereals and forage, horticultural and industrial crops;
(g)  animal productions: the breeding, judging, principles of rearing and genetic improvement of farm animals, animal health and pathology, animal nutrition and the raising of different kinds of livestock;
(h)  agricultural engineering: farm machinery, farm buildings, agricultural hydraulics, drainage, irrigation and soil physics;
(i)  food science: the keeping, processing and hygiene of agricultural and food products and the utilization of by-products;
(j)  ethics: the responsibilities and duties of an agrologist in the practice of his profession.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 4.03; O.C. 1724-91, s. 5.
4.04. The points shall be allotted as follows:
(a)  theoretical knowledge: 35 points;
(b)  practical knowledge: 35 points;
(c)  analysis and synthesis capability: 30 points.
The candidate must have at least 50% of the points on each of the factors referred to in the first paragraph and 60% on the aggregate factors.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 4.04; O.C. 1724-91, s. 6.
4.05. After each examination, the chair of the committee of examiners shall enter the results of the examinations on the form prescribed in Schedule 2 with mention that the candidate has passed or failed the examination for admission to the practice of the profession of agrologist.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 4.05; O.C. 1724-91, s. 7.
4.06. The chair of the committee of examiners must submit a report to the president and to the secretary of the Order.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 4.06.
4.06.1. A candidate may consult an examination that he failed by contacting the office of the Order.
O.C. 1724-91, s. 8.
4.07. A candidate who fails an examination session may take a supplementary examination at a subsequent session after an additional theoretical or practical training period of 6 months and whose program has been prepared by the committee of examiners. In the preparation of the program, account must be taken of the concentrations of the candidate’s credits and of the weaknesses discovered during his examination.
Once his additional training period is completed, the candidate must file, with his application to repeat an examination sitting, a written report containing a description of the theoretical or practical work in which he participated during that period and a description of his contribution to that work.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, s. 4.07; O.C. 1724-91, s. 9.
SCHEDULE 1
(Revoked)
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, Sch. 1; O.C. 1724-91, s. 10.
SCHEDULE 2
(s. 4.05)
ORDRE DES AGRONOMES DU QUÉBEC
Result of the examination for admission to the practice

Analysis Knowledge Total
and synthesis out of
capacity theoritical practical 100
30 35 35

Name of candidate

Mark obtained

Concentration

Remarks and recommendations of the committee of examiners

Members of the committee of examiners

Signature of the chair of the committee of examiners





Date
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1, Sch. 2; O.C. 1724-91, s. 11.
REFERENCES
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 1
O.C. 1724-91, 1991 G.O. 2, 4985
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, ss. 212 and 213