In the following cases you do not have to follow the professional practice experience period ('BEP') in the Netherlands to be registered in the Dutch Architects Register:
- You graduated from a Dutch (master) program before 1 January 2015. Then you can submit a request for registration based on this diploma.
- 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 a request for automatic recognition / registration.
Here you can read which diplomas and certificates are eligible for automatic recognition.
- You have a non-EU diploma combined with demonstrable professional practice experience (with a certificate). You may be eligible for an assessment meeting. You prove your experience with a logbook, PPP, testimonials and followed modules in a meeting with the committee. Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you graduated from one of the Academies for Achitecture you can be enrolled in the Architecten Register. With your application you have to enclose a statement by the exam committee that you meet the end terms of the Regeling Beroepservaringperiode. More information about this can be found at the websites of the Academies.
- Everybody who has not completed professional practice experience, either in the Netherlands or abroad, has to follow the BEP before being able to register in the Architecten Register.