8. The candidate who receives the information referred to in section 7 may ask the board of directors to be heard on the condition that the candidate applies in writing to the secretary within 30 days of the mailing of the decision not to recognize a diploma or training equivalence.
The board of directors shall hear the candidate within 45 days of receipt of that request for a hearing and, where applicable, review its decision. For that purpose, the secretary shall convene the candidate in writing, by certified or registered mail, at least 10 days before such hearing.
The decision of the board of directors is final and shall be sent to the candidate in writing, within 30 days of the hearing.