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Registration of medical specialists

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you want to work as a doctor or a medical specialist in the Netherlands, you must register with the Royal Dutch Medical AssociationExternal link (Koninklijke Nederlandsche Maatschappij tot bevordering der Geneeskunst, KNMG) (Dutch). This applies to professionals such as:

  • general practitioners
  • geriatric care specialists
  • intellectual disability specialist
  • medical specialists
  • social insurance doctors
  • company doctors

How to register?

Before you can register with KNMG, you must be registered with the BIG register. You must also comply with specific training requirements. If you have a foreign diploma, you can contact KNMG's Foreign Diplomas Registration unitExternal link (Registratie Buitenlands Gediplomeerden) (Dutch) .

Re-registration

After registration you may use your professional title. The initial registration is valid for five years. Following this period, you need to re-register.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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