In practice, only BIG registrants may practise their professions independently and use the appropriate professional title(s).

The BIG register is for dentists, doctors, health psychologists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, psychotherapists, midwives and nurses. Individuals should apply for their own registration or authorise their employer to apply on their behalf.

Looking for new staff?

As an employer, you can check the register to see whether job applicants are qualified and whether any restrictions are in force. However, whether they meet the job requirements is a matter that only you can decide. Bear in mind that an applicant may not have worked for a number of years. The register does not give any information about this.


Search in BIG-register

Search using name or BIG-number (Only available in Dutch).

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