35. The professional orders shall not issue permits except to persons whose knowledge of the official language is appropriate to the practice of their profession.
A person is deemed to have the appropriate knowledge if
(1) he has received, full time, no less than three years of secondary or post-secondary instruction provided in French;
(2) he has passed the fourth or fifth year secondary level examinations in French as the first language;
(3) from and after the school year 1985-86, he obtains a secondary school certificate in Québec.
In all other cases, a person must obtain a certificate issued by the Office québécois de la langue française or hold a certificate defined as equivalent by regulation of the Government.
The Government, by regulation, may determine the procedures and conditions of issue of certificates by the Office, establish the rules governing composition of an examining committee to be formed by the Office, provide for the mode of operation of that committee, and determine criteria for evaluating the appropriate knowledge of French for the practice of a profession or a category of professions and a mode of evaluating such knowledge.
1977, c. 5, s. 35; 1983, c. 56, s. 9; 1993, c. 40, s. 11; 1994, c. 40, s. 457; 2002, c. 28, s. 34.