Regulated professions and competent authorities
Regulated professions may only be practiced by someone who has earned an appropriate national qualification. Access to the profession is regulated by law. You have to apply to the relevant competent authority for admission to professional practice.
This page provides information on two competent authorities: Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. Read on to find out which professions these competent authorities are responsible for.
If your profession is not listed here, please download the list of other regulated professions in the Netherlands(27.1 KB).
Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO)
Diploma Recognition and Legalisation department, see www.duo.nl.
Professions in the culture sector
- archivist (general national government/municipal/national government/water board)
- provincial inspector of archive documents
- lead archaeologist for heritage conservation
Professions in the education sector
- primary school teacher
- teacher in adult education and professional training (previously teacher in secondary vocational education)
- secondary school teacher
- special needs teacher
- assistant director in secondary education
- director (deputy) in primary education
- director (deputy) in special needs education
- director (deputy) in secondary education
- lecturer in adult education and professional training
- childcare worker at a nursery
Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
BIG register, see www.bigregister.nl/en.
- Cesar method therapist
- clinical physicist
- dental technician (denturist)
- diagnostic radiographer
- healthcare psychologist
- Mensendieck method therapist
- nurse in individual healthcare (private nurse)
- occupational therapist
- oral hygienist
- pharmacy assistant
- skin therapist
- speech therapist
- therapeutic radiographer
These pages list the regulated professions in alphabetical order along with the competent authority for each profession.