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Taking an exam

This video is about the integration exam. If you have completed an integration course or wish to naturalise, you must register for the integration exam.

This video shows you the available exams. It also shows you how you will take the exam. What is the integration exam?

The integration exam consists of several exams.

The exams are:

  • Kennis Nederlandse Maatschappij (Knowledge of Dutch Society)
  • Speaking Skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Listening Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Orientation on the Dutch Labor Market

Knowledge of Dutch Society: You will get questions about the Netherlands. For example, about searching for a job or renting a house or about schools in the Netherlands.

Speaking, Reading and Listening skills: You will take the Speaking, Reading and Listening skills exams using a computer. You will show that you can speak, read and understand the Dutch language.

Writing: You do this exam on paper. You will show that you can write the Dutch language.

Orientation on the Dutch Labor Market: Do you have to integrate after 1 January 2015? In this case, you must also take the Orientation on the Dutch Labor Market exam. You fill in result cards and collect proof about working in the Netherlands. After you fill out the result cards, you apply for an appointment at DUO.

If you pass all 4 exams, you will receive the integration diploma.

Date in the letter

Not everyone needs to take the same exams in order to integrate. Are you obliged to integrate? You will get a letter from DUO telling you from what date onwards you have to integrate. If you have lost the letter, you can always check this date in Mijn Inburgering.

Before 1 January 2013

Did you have to integrate from before 1 January 2013? Then this website isn’t the right one for you. Ask the municipality about what you should do.

Between 1 Januari 2013 and 1 January 2015

Did you have to integrate from between 1 January 2013 and 1 January 2015? Then you need to take these exams:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Knowledge of Dutch Society

Between 1 January 2015 and 1 October 2017

Did you have to integrate from between 1 January 2015 and 1 October 2017? Then you need to take these exams:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Knowledge of Dutch Society
  • Orientation on the Dutch Labour Market

On 1 October 2017 or later

Did you have to integrate from 1 October 2017 or later? Then you need to take these exams:

  • Participation statement
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Knowledge of Dutch Society
  • Orientation on the Dutch Labour Market

You already have an NT2 certificate

Do you already have an NT2 certificate for Speaking, Reading, Listening or Writing? Then you no longer have to take that exam.

You already have a Dutch diploma

Have you already gained a diploma in the Netherlands? Then maybe you don’t have to integrate. This is called an exemption. Read more about the exemption.