Old Dutch VET diploma
SBB issues declarations on the value of old VET diplomas compared to the current education system. This personal declaration states the level within the current qualification structure with which a course can be compared. A person holding such diploma can use this declaration for work or education in the Netherlands.
SBB only issues declarations for completed approved VET programmes. This means that we do not issue a declaration for the following diplomas:
- certificates or diplomas awarded for courses shorter than 850 study hours
- diplomas or certificates awarded for higher education or secondary education programmes
- diplomas awarded by private educational institutions
- uncompleted training courses or modular certificates
SBB handles your application within four working weeks. The processing period starts as soon as SBB has received all required documents and the payment. A declaration costs € 57. You transfer this amount to:
IBAN number NL46 RABO 0167 8898 34
for the attention of SBB, Zoetermeer
When making the transfer, please quote the surname and date of birth of the holder of the diploma.
If SBB cannot process your application, you will receive a refund of € 30. The administration fee of € 27 is not refundable.
Standard descriptions of old VET diplomas are available for a number of diplomas in the care and welfare sector. This states, among other things, the level within the current qualification structure with which the course can be compared, as well as the professional context.Download descriptions External link
Which diplomas give entitlement to use the title of Personal Healthcare Assistant (Verzorgende Individuele Gezondheidszorg, VIG)?Download overview External link
Regulated education and training
Various professions are regulated or protected in the EU Member States (including the Netherlands) and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. These are professions that are subject to statutory access regulations, such as pharmacy assistants. In addition, there are a number of regulated training courses in the Netherlands.
Which professions are regulated varies from one EU Member State to another. Do you want to know if a profession is regulated in the Netherlands or in another EU member state? Check the European Commission database. Here you will find an overview of regulated professions and competent authorities by country.European Commission database External link
Anyone who wants to work in a regulated profession must apply to the competent authority. The contact details of the authority can be found in the database. Every EU Member State has an assistance centre (AC) that provides information. In the Netherlands, this is Nuffic. The Credential Evaluation and Educational Comparison Department of SBB cooperates with Nuffic and is the contact point for VET professions.Nuffic External link
Regulated training courses are aimed at the practice of a specific profession. Anyone who has completed a regulated training course in the Netherlands and wants to work in a regulated profession in another EU Member State is, in principle, eligible for professional recognition, even if the profession is not regulated in the Netherlands. The competent authority in the country of establishment will assess whether the training received meets the access requirements for the profession.
Vocational courses at VET qualification levels 3 and 4 that are approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science are regulated courses. This also applies to all approved 3-year and 4-year vocational courses at VET level that were offered until 1999/2000. By training with a special structure, we mean regulated training for a profession that is regulated as well.Read more