Dutch Architects’ Title act

Since October 1st of 1988 the Dutch Architects’ Title Act (WAT) entered into force. This is a law that protects the title of architects, urban planners, garden architects, landscape architects, and interior architect. The system requires that you are registered at the Architectenregister.

For more information about the WAT click here.

Professional Traineeship

Since January 1st 2015, all graduates in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and interior architecture have to complete a professional traineeship before they are permitted to enter the Dutch Register of Architects. It is also possible to complete some modules during your masters.

For more information about the BEP click here.

There are two different ways to complete your Professional Traineeship. Here you can find a summary of these different routes. More detailed information can be found on the website of the Professional Traineeship.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

On this page you can find the Frequently Asked Questions about the BEP. For more questions click here.