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If you want to become a court bailiff, you must have:
- the Dutch nationality
- completed an acknowledged apprentice bailiff programme
- at least 2 years working experience as a deputy bailiff. This includes your internship period
- a business plan which meets the conditions
- a Certificate of Good Conduct
- a declaration from the National Bailiffs’ Association (Kamer voor Gerechtsdeurwaarders)
Taking the oath
Once you have been appointed as a court bailiff, you must take the oath before the court in the district where you are located, within 2 months. Deputy court bailiff that have been appointed for the first time must take the oath as soon as possible after their appointment. They must do this before the court of the district in which their office is situated.
As a bailiff, you are obliged to keep records of your activities, your business assets and your private assets. Financial Supervision Office (Bureau Financieel Toezicht, BFT) oversees your financial administration for compliance.
The Privacy Code of Conduct (Privacygedragscode) indicates the manner in which you are allowed to collect information. It also stipulates how this privacy-sensitive information may be used.