Recognition of professional qualifications

  • Diver (Duiker)
  • Medical diving supervisor (Duikmedisch begeleider, Dive medical assistant)
  • Dive team leader (Duikploegleider, Dive Supervisor)

 

Application (permanent settlement)

In order to decide about granting access to a regulated profession the following documents are required:

  • Proof of the applicant’s nationality.
  • A copy of the certificate(s) of competence or education title(s) granting access to the profession of the applicant.
  • A statement of the professional experience regarding the nature and duration of the work (log) of the applicant. This declaration has been issued by a qualified authority or institution in the member state of origin of the applicant.
  • A copy of a certificate from the qualified authority or institution in the member state of origin of the applicant. The certificate shows that the professional competence of the certificate matches the title of the requested certificate.

These documents must show that the applicant has sufficient:

  • Knowledge of the Dutch language for safely practising the requested profession.
  • Knowledge of the Dutch ‘Arbowetgeving’ (occupational health and safety legislation).

 

Notification (temporary or incidental services)

If the applicant intends to provide temporary or incidental services in the Netherlands, the professional qualification will be assessed prior to performing the service. To perform temporary or incidental work as a Diver or a Dive Team Leader, a proof of assessment must be taken with a positive result.

 

Handling time

The application will be processed as soon as possible (at least within one month). If the application dossier is not complete, a message is sent to the applicant about the missing documents. The application will in any case be concluded no later than three months after submission of a complete application dossier by a reasoned decision from Hobéon SKO.

 

Cost

Overview of costs/fee schedule.

Assessment of competence certificate(s) Diver including professional experience

€ 850,-

Assessment of professional education Diver including professional experience

€ 850,-

Assessment of comparable professional Diver certificate

€ 850,-

Proof of Assessment Diver in the context of temporary or incidental services

€ 400,-

Assessment of competence certificate(s) Dive team leader including professional experience

€ 750,-

Assessment of professional education Dive team leader including professional experience

€ 750,-

Assessment of comparable professional Dive team leader certificate

€ 750,-

Proof of Assessment Dive team leader in the context of temporary or incidental services

€ 750,-

Exam Medical diving supervisor

€ 450,-

VAT (21%) not included.

 

Objection and appeal

A stakeholder can object to a decision made by Hobéon SKO. If the stakeholder does not agree with a decision taken by Hobéon SKO, he/she can submit an objection. Hobéon SKO then starts the objection handling procedure.

The submitted notice of objection must at least contain the following information:

  • Name, address and place of residence of the stakeholder.
  • Date of the objection.
    • A description of the decision or a copy of that decision against which the objection is made.
    • The grounds for the objection.
    • A signature by the stakeholder.

A notice of objection must be submitted, within six weeks of the date of the decision, to Hobéon SKO. The notice of objection must be sent to the attention of:

Hobéon SKO
Certificatiecoördinator WOD
Lange Voorhout 14
2514 ED  Den Haag
The Netherlands
WOD@hobeon.nl

An appeal against a decision by Hobéon SKO can be made to a Dutch court.

 

More information and submitting an application: WOD@hobeon.nl.