Information meetings and consultation hours

We think it is important that you know what to expect when you go through the procedure. Therefore we organize information meetings and consultation hours. 

General information meeting

During this meeting we will explain the progress of the Recognition of professional qualifications procedure and the Certificate of competence procedure. We will also look at the documents you have to submit. Of course it will also be possible to ask questions. The meeting will be given in Dutch.


The exact date is not yet known. 

For whom?

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


The meeting is going to be held in The Hague.

More information about the meeting is available at our Dutch website.

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 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 consultation hours
Date Time
Tue, June 21st Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thu, June 23rd Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Wed, June 29th Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Fri, July 1st Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tue, July 5th Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thu, July 7th Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Wed, July 13th Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Fri, July 15th Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tue, Sept 6th Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thu, Sept 8th Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Wed, Sept 14th Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Fri, Sept 16th Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

From July 18 to September 2 there are no consultation hours due to summer holidays.

Where: online or on location

The 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.

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 phonenumber
  • Your job
  • Country of graduation
  • The two or three dates of your choice
  • Whether you want an appointment online or on location
  • Whether you are bringing an interpreter and if so, the interpreter's name
  • 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.