Independent (individual) route: explanation & application

The BEP is a separate division of the Bureau Architectenregister. We help participants of the independent or individual route to obtain their professional experience certificate. For all practical questions on this you can reach us at the email address shown at the bottom of this page.

Do you want to check whether your Dutch diploma can be entered in the Architects Register after the period of professional experience? Please look here. For diploma approval or other general questions about a foreign degree, we refer you to the page 'I have a foreign degree'. 

COSTS INDEPENDENT ROUTE 2021:                                                    €1260,- or three installments of €430,-

Roughly the independent route consists of 5 steps:

Step 1: Preparation, application and certified copy of your diploma
Step 2: Start meeting
Step 3: Interim meeting
Step 4: Final meeting
Step 5: Registration in the Dutch Architect Register


For your application we need a certified (paper) copy of your diploma by regular mail. Send this to us. Our address details are:

Bureau Architectenregister
Nassauplein 24
2585 EC The Hague
The Netherlands

Or you can call us to make an appointment to show us your original diploma. 

Note: Unfortunately a digitally certified extract from the DUO Diplomaregister cannot be accepted because the specialization is not mentioned separately.

Your BEP will not start running until we have received and processed your diploma and you have been given access to your personal page. This personal page is private and can be accessed only by you, the Bureau Architectenregister and the Committee. The page is used to store and exchange documents and to record your progress during your BEP.

For detailed information we refer to the manual independent route. In your personal page you will find all the  necessary documents, forms and manuals. Read these documents carefully!