12. To determine whether a candidate has attained the level of knowledge and experience required in section 11, the board of directors shall take all of the following factors into account:
(1) the fact that the candidate holds one or several diplomas awarded in Québec or elsewhere;
(2) the courses taken;
(3) the training periods completed;
(4) the total number of years of schooling.
In cases where the assessment made under the first paragraph does not allow for a decision to be made, the board of directors may ask the candidate to complete a training period or pass an examination in order to complete the assessment.