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Registration and new course assessment for private higher education institutes

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versie

New private training institutes in the Netherlands that want to award legally recognised diplomas in senior secondary vocational education (middelbaar beroepsonderwijs, MBO) or higher professional education (hoger beroepsonderwijs, HBO) need to be registered.MBO courses must be registered in the Central Register of Vocational Courses (CREBO, in Dutch). HBO courses must be listed in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes (CROHO, in Dutch). The Education Executive Agency (DUO) manages these registers.

Existing institutes

If you run an existing institute and want to register a new HBO course in CROHO, you must apply for the new course assessment to the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). You must also register a change of location for your institute in CROHO.

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