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Particulier Your qualifications Working in education

Working in education

Filing an application in order to work as a teacher in a Dutch school

If you want to work in education in the Netherlands using your foreign diploma, you must apply for recognition of your diploma. This is only possible if your diploma is equivalent to a similar Dutch diploma. Are you a citizen of an EU country, an EEA country or Switzerland and are you only working temporarily or ad hoc in education? Please indicate so on your application.

How to apply

  • Apply online in order to work in education in the Netherlands. (Dutch only)
  • Do you prefer to use a form? The form Application Recognition or temporary service of EU professional teaching qualifications is meant for EU, EEA or Swiss citizens. The form Application Recognition non EU professional teaching qualifications is for applicants from outside the EU, the EEA and Switzerland.

For which professions?

You need to apply if you want to work in one of the following professions:

  • Primary school teacher
  • Primary school subject teacher (possible for any subject in primary education)
  • General secondary education teacher
  • Vocational education and adult education teacher

Conditions

In addition to a valid diploma, you must also have a teaching qualification in your home country. If you are from an EU country, an EEA country or Switzerland, check the Regeling erkenning EU-beroepskwalificaties onderwijspersoneel for the conditions (Dutch only). If you not from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, we will assess your application against Dutch educational legislation.

Free

Applying in order to work in education in the Netherlands is free.

Contact

Please contact the Diploma recognition and Legalisation department if you have any questions. You can call us from 09.00 to 12.00 on + 31 50 599 80 36. Or send an email to ks.dw@duo.nl.

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