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Civic integration organisation

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If your organisation takes civic integration examinations in the Netherlands, you must be certified. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) must designate you as an examination body.

Integration Quality Mark

For your civic integration courses you can use the Integration Quality Mark from the Blik op Werk FoundationExternal link. For this you must meet a number of quality requirements. To assure the quality of your organisation, the Blik op Werk Foundation examines factors such as:

  • Daily teaching
  • Supervision of students
  • Quality of your personnel
  • Satisfaction of students
  • Success rate

If your meet the requirements, your course participants will qualify for a DUO allowanceExternal link (Education Consolidation Department, DUO). The Education Consolidation Department will also add your organisation to the its list of schoolsExternal link, which students can choose from.

Submitting a digital application with the Message Box

As a provider of civic integration courses, you can apply for the Integration Quality Mark to the Blik op Werk Foundation via Message Box as well. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.

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