Information meetings and consultation hours

We believe it is important that you know what to expect during the procedures and when taking the test(s). Therefore we organize information meetings and consultation hours. 

General information meeting

During these meetings we will, among other things, provide more information on the procedures Certificate of competence or Recognition of professional qualifications and the documents you have to submit. It will also be possible to ask questions.


As soon as the date for the next meeting is known, it will be announced here.

Who is the meeting for?

This general meeting is for (prospective) applicants of a Certificate of competence or a Recognition of professional qualifications.

If you are eligible for Automatic recognition, you can register for the information day for this procedure.


The meeting is going to be held in The Hague. You can find the address details of the location on the registration form and in the confirmation.

General knowledge and skills test (AKV) information meetings

You will get into contact with the test institute, other applicants and employees of the foreign graduates recognition team. 

Dates of general knowledge and skills test information meetings

For academic professions (link to Dutch website): The next meeting will take place in October. The exact dates are not yet known. 
For MBO/HBO professions (link to Dutch website): The next meeting will take place in October. The exact dates are not yet known. 

Sign Up

You can register for the online general knowledge and skills test (AKV) by sending an email to State your first and last name, profession and your e-mail address. 

Location: online

Due to Corona, the meetings are currently organized online. After your registration you will receive a confirmation with information and instructions for participation. 

Professional test (BI) information meetings

Information meetings are held for each profession for the professional (BI) tests. In the letter you receive from us, you will find information about the meeting for your profession.

Consultation hours

During a consultation of half an hour you can ask questions about your application or the documents to be submitted to an employee of Recognition Foreign Diplomas (“Erkenning Buitenlandse Diploma’s”). It is also possible to have your documents viewed. The appointment can take place with us in The Hague or online.

During the consultation, Dutch or English will be spoken. If you do not speak either of the languages, we recommend that you bring an interpreter with you.

For whom?

The walk-in consultation hour is for care providers who want to apply for a Certificate of Competence (“Verklaring van Vakbekwaamheid”) or a Recognition of Professional Qualifications (“Erkenning van Beroepskwalificaties”) and who are busy preparing the application. Have you already submitted an application and do you have questions about this current application? Please contact our information line.


The appointment lasts half an hour. When registering, please provide two or three options of the dates below. You will receive the definitive date and time by e-mail at least one week in advance.

Dates and times of consultation hours
Date Time
Thu, July 29th Between 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Mon, August 2nd Between 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tue, August 17th Between 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Wed, August 25th Between 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Where: online or on location

The walk-in consultation hour can take place both digitally and on location. You indicate your choice when registering.


If you have opted for an online appointment, you will receive a link with a short instruction one day in advance.

On location

The address for the consultation hour on location is:

De Hoftoren
Rijnstraat 50
2515 XP Den Haag

Due to the registration at the reception, we advise you to be present 15 minutes before the appointment.

Sign Up

Send an e-mail containing:

  • Your name
  • Your job
  • Country of graduation
  • The two or three dates of your choice
  • Whether you want an appointment online or on location
  • Possibly your global questions in advance

Submit your application immediately?

If you have an appointment at our location and your application is already complete, you can also leave your application directly with us. In that case, bring the fully completed application form with all required documents with you.

Is your application not yet complete? Then we’ll advise you during the appointment about the missing information or documents. You will then send the application at a later time.