Applying for a certificate of professional competence (occupational health and safety certificate)

Some dangerous professions and activities require you to be in possession of a certificate, for example if you work as a crane operator or diver, or if you work with asbestos or fireworks. This certificate proves that you have the correct knowledge and skills.

Last updated on 14 May 2021

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Criteria for the certificate

Please consult for an overview of the activities that require a certificate (in Dutch). It also provides information regarding the conditions you need to meet in order to obtain a certificate, such as passing an exam.

Applying for a certificate

You can apply for the certificate from any organisation designated by the Netherlands Labour Authority. Such an organisation is called a conformity assessment body. The website of the Netherlands Labour Authority has a list of conformity assessment bodies (in Dutch).

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Arbeidsomstandighedenwet, artikel 20

Arbeidsomstandighedenbesluit, artikel 1.5f

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