5. Except in the case provided for in section 4, a person holding a diploma in speech therapy or audiology issued by an educational institution situated outside Québec shall be granted a diploma equivalence if that diploma was issued upon completion of master’s-level studies comprising a minimum of 60 credits for courses and practical work and a minimum of 350 hours of clinical practicum and internship.
Each credit corresponds to 15 hours of formal courses, 30 hours of attendance at laboratory exercises or 45 hours of supervised clinical practicum. The hours of clinical practicum and internship shall involve direct contact with clients. The credits and hours of clinical practicum and internship shall be distributed as described in Schedule I.