Proof of Dutch knowledge for teaching staff

Would you like to work in a Flemish secondary school or in Flemish adult education? Then you will have to demonstrate your level of Dutch.

You will need level B1, B2 or C1, depending on the position.

At the Huis van het Nederlands you can take a test to prove your level B1 or B2. For level C1 you need to go to the CNaVT (Certificate for Dutch as a Foreign Language).

Which test are you taking at the Huis van het Nederlands?

The test consists of two parts. You start with reading and listening. This part is done on the computer and takes half a day. If this part is too difficult, the test will stop there and you will not have passed. 

If the reading and listening test goes well, an appointment will be made for the speaking and writing test at a later date. This is done with an employee of the Huis.

How to make an appointment for a test?


Use our online agenda.

You need level A2:

You need level B1:

You need level B2:

Our assessment schedule is published on the website only few weeks in advance.
Please check our calendar frequently for updates.

By telephone

Call +32 2 313 96 66

  • from Monday until Thursday
  • between 9.00 and 11.00

What do you bring to the test?

A valid proof of identity.

How to prepare for the test?

Practice test

You can take a practice test:

  • fill in your name
  • fill in your e‑mail address 
  • under school write: Huis van het Nederlands Brussels

The practice test shows how the test works. The level of Dutch in the practice test is not representative of the level of the real test.

To the practice test

Doe een pre-screening

Wilt u een test maken op afspraak?

Weet u niet goed of uw Nederlands goed genoeg is?

Kom dan naar het Huis voor een pre-screening.

Read more about pre-screening

More information

Would you like to know more about the tests? You can contact us via +32 2 313 96 00.

More information about the procedure is available on the website of the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training (Dutch only).

Also read the test regulations (Dutch only) and check the test instructions.