Proof of knowledge of Dutch for school staff members

Would you like to work in a Flemish secondary school or in Flemish adult education? To do so you need to prove how good your Dutch is. Depending on the job, your Dutch needs to be at B1, B2 or C1 standard.

You can take a test at the Dutch Language House to prove your Dutch is at B1 or B2 standard. For C1 level you can contact the CNaVT (Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal).

What test can you take at the Dutch Language House?

This is a computer test that covers your reading, listening, speaking and writing. The test takes two half days.
You start with reading and listening. This part takes half a day. If this is too difficult, the test will be ended without a pass.
If your reading and listening test is okay, you will be given an appointment for the speaking and writing test. 

Pre-sreening interview 

If you are unsure whether you have the required level, you can do a pre-screening interview.

Practice test 

You can also take a practice test (instructions in Dutch only):

  • Enter your name
  • Enter your email address
  • Where it says school, write: Huis van het Nederlands Brussel

The practise test shows how the test works. The level of Dutch is not representative of the level of the actual test. 


For more information about the procedure, see the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training’s website (available only in Dutch).

See also the test rules and instructions (only available in Dutch). 





How do you make an appointment for a test? 

If you would like to take a test, you need to make an appointment.

  • By telephone: 02 501 66 98
    • Mondays, 9 am – 11 am.
    • Tuesdays, 9 am – 12 pm.
    • Wednesdays, 9 am – 12 pm.
    • Thursdays, 9 am – 12 pm.
    • Fridays, 9 am – 12 pm.
  • Online at this website

        - Enter your details
        - Choose the test you want to take: 
        - Onderwijs B1 (education staff B1)
        - Onderwijs B2 (education staff B2)
        - Choose a date and confirm the appointment

  • By email:

What should you bring to the test? 

Bring your proof of identity.

More information 

For more information about the tests, call 02 501 66 60.