Stichting Chiropractie Nederland

Stichting Chiropractie Nederland

Anyone interested in working in The Netherlands as a chiropractor should contact the Chiropractic Registration Board for the Netherlands (CRBN). The following Registration Guidelines for Chiropractors in The Netherlands should give an idea of how our system of registration works.

In order to work in The Netherlands as a chiropractor recognised by the Registration Board (SCN), applicants must fulfil certain requirements, including having graduated from an accredited college, speaking the Dutch language, following our Graduate Education Programme (or part of it) and pass the GEP-exam.

Graduation/ Dutch language
One must show proof of graduation from a college accredited by the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE), and before starting work, one must speak the Dutch language at the accepted level B1, according to the Common European Framework. The positive results should be demonstrated with a certificate for the Dutch language. This statement may not be older than 2 years.
From January 2019 the level will be increased to level B2, according to the Common European Framework. The positive results B2, should be demonstrated with a certificate for the Dutch language at least 2 months before participation in the first GEP-exam.

Graduate Education Programme
If the applicant has less than 2 years experience as a chiropractor, he must enter our entire European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU) recognised Graduate Education Programme. This programme of a year’s duration has been developed to allow the new graduate to polish and extend the skills learned at college, under supervision of a qualified and experienced practitioner. Outside of the direct chiropractic skills, one is exposed to practice procedures in the clinic, whilst the rest of the GEP is concerned with an orientation to the Dutch medical system, other medical professions, laws in this area, communicating with patients and other practitioners, etc.
If the applicant has more than 2 years experience as a chiropractor, he must enter a part of the Graduate Education Programme (1 day seminar about Dutch legislation and 1 day seminar about practical case studies).

GEP-exam
On completion of the GEP, the GEP-exam must be taken. This exam is also for those who are not required to do the entire GEP, and is given at least twice a year.
After graduation one is accepted as a recognised chiropractor, and is listed in the register of the SCN.

CPD
For the yearly registration, one must also partake in a minimum number of hours of postgraduate education (continuing professional development).