Training and exams – VCA certificate

VCA Talen offers work safety courses in a variety of 18 different languages. Courses and exams are regularly given in our two locations: Nijmegen and Den Haag.

If you are interested in organizing a course inside your company ( or any selected place), please contact our office.
We invite you to familiarize yourself with the agenda of the nearest courses or contact our office to ask for options and dates not listed. If you are not sure which of the diplomas is suitable, we invite you to consult our specialists.

The obligation of VCA in the Netherlands

VCA certification is a system related to the principles of safe work in the Benelux countries. If you intend to work as a workman or legal person in the Netherlands, Belgium or Luxembourg, you will certainly meet the term .

The legal obligation of VCA

VCA is not an obligation under the labor law, but it is a legal solution and its complement. Having a VCA certificate is a proof that work is carried out in a safe manner and in accordance with the applicable Labor Law.
VCA is a specific form of certification that relates to the technical industries:

  • assembly,
  • welding
  • electric,
  • petrochemical, etc.

These are works defined by law as “work at increased risk”.

Depending on the type of VCA, the certificates are intended for:

Each case is individual, therefore we encourage you to contact our office whenever questions arise. Whatever, the principle is simple. If you are a regular employee who does not have managerial functions, it is a requirement to have a basic VCA (Basis VCA) degree. Managers, staff supervisors and sole proprietors in the Netherlands should apply for the VOL VCA certificate. The VIL VCU certificate is intended for intercessors of employment agencies. Companies that want to enter the Dutch market undergo the VCA certification process.

How can you get a certificate?

All certificates, apart form company certification, are issues basing on positive result of the exam.

After passing the test, the candidate is entered into the official SSVV database. The VCA certificate is valid for a period of 10 years.
Certification for companies involves  implementation of the system and internal audit.

Registration for the course with an exam or the exam itself is possible:

  • for individuals
  • for groups (at least 6 people for Polish language, 8 people in case of other languages)

Course information



Customer data

*The condition for starting the course is a minimum registration of 8 participants.

Summary of information about VCA

Basis VCA

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • For workers performing work at increased risk
  • Validity of the diploma: 10 years
  • Number of standard course languages: 18
  • Materials included in the price
  • Theoretical course
  • Computer exam
  • Duration of the exam: 60 min
  • Basis VCA

VOL VCA

  • Duration: 8 or 16 hours
  • For management
  • Validity of the diploma: 10 years
  • Number of standard course languages: 4
  • Materials included in the price
  • Theoretical course
  • Computer exam
  • Duration of the exam: 75 min
  • VOL VCA

VIL VCU

  • Duration: 8 or 16 hours
  • For intercessors of employment agencies
  • Validity of the diploma: 10 years
  • Number of standard course languages: 2
  • Materials included in the price
  • Theoretical course
  • Computer exam
  • Duration of the exam: 75 min
  • VIL VCU

VCA languages

VCA Basis: – fall into 3 groups created with consideration of The minimum allowed time to enroll a candidate

Languages
Basis standard English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Lithuanian, German, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Turkish and Hungarian
please allow 48 hours (on working days) between the planned date of the exam
Basis standard+ Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Slovak and Italian
please allow 10 working days between the planned date of the exam
Basis non-standard Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Latvian, Maltese, Slovenian and Swedish
please allow 20 working days between the planned date of the exam
VOL VCA Dutch, German, French, English,
VIL VCU Dutch, English