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Companies Act 1989

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Application for recognition of professional qualification

1(1)A qualifying body may apply to the Secretary of State for an order declaring a qualification offered by it to be a recognised professional qualification for the purposes of this Part of this Act.

(2)Any such application—

(a)shall be made in such manner as the Secretary of State may direct, and

(b)shall be accompanied by such information as the Secretary of State may reasonably require for the purpose of determining the application.

(3)At any time after receiving an application and before determining it the Secretary of State may require the applicant to furnish additional information.

(4)The directions and requirements given or imposed under sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) may differ as between different applications.

(5)Any information to be furnished to the Secretary of State under this section shall, if he so requires, be in such form or verified in such manner as he may specify.

In the case of examination standards, the verification required may include independent moderation of the examinations over such period as the Secretary of State considers necessary.

(6)Every application shall be accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s rules and of any guidance issued by it which is intended to have continuing effect and is issued in writing or other legible form.

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