Applying for an aptitude test for lateral entrants to the teaching profession

If you are teaching as a lateral entrant to the teaching profession and are following a training programme, you must take an aptitude test within 2 years. If you pass, you will receive a certificate of competence and you will then be a qualified teacher.

Last updated on 4 August 2022

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Aptitude test

The aptitude test must show that you meet the following competence requirements for teachers (in Dutch), e.g. that you can work together with colleagues.

Applying for the aptitude test

Applications to take the aptitude test are made via your teacher training programme.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Law on primary education, Article 175

 Secondary Education Act 2020, Article 7.31

Expertise Centres Act, Article 155 

Decree on the lateral entry of teachers in primary and secondary education

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