9. A candidate who receives the information provided for in section 8 may apply to the board of directors for a hearing, provided that he applies to the secretary in writing within 30 days following the date on which the decision not to grant a diploma equivalence or a training equivalence is mailed.
Within 45 days following the date of receipt of an application for a hearing, the board of directors shall grant a hearing and, where expedient, shall revise its decision. To that end, the secretary shall convene the candidate by means of a written notice sent by registered or certified mail not less than 10 days before the date of the hearing.
The board of director’s decision is final and shall be sent to the candidate in writing within 30 days following the date of the hearing.