Recognition of professional qualifications

This procedure generally applies if you have obtained a diploma in an EU member state or Switzerland, but which is not automatically recognized. You will probably have to make preparations before you can start with the application. Therefore, read the step-by-step plan below carefully, so that you know what to expect. After obtaining a recognition of professional qualifications it is possible, for certain professions, to apply for a BIG-registration (see step 9).

Last updated on the 22nd of May 2023.

The processing of your application starts when we have received your application and all required documents. Processing takes a maximum of 12 weeks. If necessary, this can be extended by 1 month.

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

Recognition of professional qualifications

The steps that make up the procedure are shown below

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