Certificate of competence

This procedure generally applies to healthcare professionals with a diploma obtained in a non-EU member state or Switzerland. Doctors, dentists and nurses must take an additional professional content (BI) test. Read the step-by-step plan below carefully so that you know what to expect. for For certain professions it’s only possible to apply for BIG registration after obtaining a Certificate of Competence (see step 9).

Information about recognition of foreign diploma's is also available in Dutch.

Step-by-step plan

You can expand each step to see information about that step.

This page was last updated on December 22, 2023