You do not have to complete the professional practice experience period ('BEP') in the Netherlands to be registered in the Dutch Architects Register if:
- you graduated from a Dutch (master) program before 1 January 2015. A transitional provision applies to these graduates. These graduates can submit a request for registration based on the diploma alone, or;
- If you have a (master) degree in architecture from another EU country and you meet the (additional) requirements of the European Directive 2005/36, then you probably no longer need to go through a professional practice experience ('BEP') in the Netherlands and you can submit directly a request for automatic recognition / registration. Here you can read which diplomas and certificates are eligible for automatic recognition, or;
- If you have a non-EU diploma and have demonstrably professional practice experience (with a certificate), you may be eligible for exemption. You can then submit a request for exemption to the BEP-committee. If you want to make use of this, please send an e-mail to BEP@architectenregister.nl.