FAQ

Will I be able to take my experience / follow the course from outside of Holland? Are the qualifications Europe-wide?

The register has provided us with an answer to your question about BEP. Please refer to the answer below:   There is a system in the EU for recognition of professional qualifications, set down in the EU Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (2005/36/EG). Put briefly, under this directive, someone who has qualified for a certain profession in one EU country must be able to perform that profession in another EU country. In the case of architects, educational requirements have been harmonised, and there is a system of automatic recognition in place. The courses are "approved" in advance, by mutual consent between the member states, and placed on an appendix of the directive. Any additional requirements (such as a certificate indicating a period of professional experience) which must be met before someone meets the requirements for the professional qualification are included (for each course/country) in the fourth column of this appendix. 
For people who are awarded their architecture diploma in the Netherlands as of 01/01/2015, the professional qualification consists of a recognised diploma AND the professional experience period. If the student meets both requirements (and would therefore be eligible for registration in the Netherlands in the register of architects), the ARB must recognise him. Before they register him as an architect, they could ask him to provide the necessary documents, but he would not still have to take Part 3 of the examination. This automatic recognition applies to all countries which fall under the operation of the Directive (all EU member states, the EER and Switzerland).

Is it possible to register as an architect in the Netherlands without having already obtained the Master of TU Eindhoven?

There is a system in the EU for recognition of professional qualifications, set down in the EU Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (2005/36/EG). Put briefly, under this directive, someone who has qualified for a certain profession in one EU country must be able to perform that profession in another EU country. In the case of architects, educational requirements have been harmonised, and there is a system of automatic recognition in place. The courses are "approved" in advance, by mutual consent between the member states, and placed on appendix V point 5.7.1 of the Directive. Any additional requirements (such as a certificate indicating a period of professional experience) which must be complied with before someone meets the requirements for the professional qualification are included (for each course/country) in the fourth column of this appendix.