If you graduated from a recognised Dutch course in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture or interior architecture after 31 December 2014 and you wish to enter your name in the Dutch Register of Architects, you must first successfully complete the professional traineeship. Only persons who are entered in the register are permitted to use the titles of architect, urban designer, landscape architect or interior architect in the Netherlands.
A transitional provision applies to graduates from recognised Dutch courses in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and interior architecture. If you received a recognised Dutch diploma before 1 January 2015, you can apply for registration.
Professional experience forms an integral part of the out-of-school curriculum at the academies of architecture. The academies have renewed their out-of-school curricula so that they reflect the standards set by the Professional Traineeship Regulation. An exemption therefore applies for students from the 2014 academic year on.
If you received your diploma outside the Netherlands and wish to enter your name in the Dutch Register of Architects, you may have to complete the professional traineeship. This depends on a number of factors, such as the discipline in which you graduated and the professional qualifications in the country where you received your diploma. You may have completed a comparable professional traineeship abroad. The best course of action is to email a clear description of your situation to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be informed whether you can enter the register, whether conditions such as the professional traineeship apply, and whether other additional costs will be incurred.