Consultation hours and the consultants

We think it is important that you know what to expect when you go through the procedures. Therefore you can schedule a personal appointment during one of the consultation hours. If a situation arises during the application process (or afterwards) that you cannot resolve yourself, it is also possible to make an appointment with one of our consultants.

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

Datum Tijdstip
Wed, February 21 Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thu, February 29 Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Wed, March 6 Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Fri, March 8 Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tue, March 12 Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thu, March 14 Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Wed, March 20 Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Fri, March 22 Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tue, March 26 Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thu, March 28 Between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

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 to 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.

Make an appointment with one of our consultants

During (or after) the recognition procedure at the CIBG, things might not go the way you expected. Maybe you don't know what to do anymore or what is expected of you. In that case you can contact one of our recognition consultants, Maartje van Vliet or Avishka Kapoerchan-Niddha. They listen to your problem and will try to find a solution together with you.

You can reach Maartje and Avishka by email:

Important to know: our consultants have no influence whatsoever on the advice of the CBGV (this is an independent committee), on the content of the tests or the test results.