Civic Integration

Civic integration means learning how to speak and understand the Dutch language and getting familiar with the customs, norms and values in the Netherlands. This makes it easier for you to carry out everyday activities such as running errands, going to a doctor and looking for a job. You have to pass an exam, the so called Civic Integration Exam, testing your command of the Dutch language and your basic knowledge of Dutch society. Only with the Civic Integration Diploma you comply with the legal obligations.

Do you want to know if you are required to do the Civic Integration Course? Please contact the municipality where you are registered.

(Note: The Civic Integration Act obliges most non-Dutch and non-European Union nationals living in the Netherlands to speak Dutch and have some general knowledge of the country. This is referred to as Civic Integration.)

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Civic Integration Course

If you want to pass the Civic Integration Exam or the State Exam NT2, you have to prepare yourself in the best possible way. Fiolet Taaltrainingen can offer you high quality conditions which increase the chance to be successful. First, we invite you for an interview. We will evaluate your language level and will inform you about the possibilities for a loan you probably need. You can borrow money for a course including the exam at the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO). When we exactly know what you need to learn, we make you an offer for your personal integration course. Ten times a year we start a new period of lessons.

At Fiolet Taaltrainingen we can prepare you for the Civic Integration Exam at one of our locations in Purmerend, Schagen or Hoorn.

Costs for the Civic Integration Course

The Civic Integration Course will cost you € 13,50 an hour. The total price of the whole traject depends on how many hours you have to spent on the course. And that highly depends on your personal educational history and on which level you start the course. Most people need at least around 300 study hours. Assuming this number of hours, the course will cost 450 x € 13,50 = € 6.075,-. Further you need study books, which costs about € 450,-. The costs for the integration exam are € 350,-.

Example calculation:

  500 hours x €13,50 € 6.750,-
  Study books € 4500,-
  Exam € 350,- +
  Total costs (average) € 7.550,-

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The duration of the course

The Civic Integration Course takes about one year, wich is average in our experience. During the intake interview it will be clear how many hours you need to be successful for the exam. So in advance you are informed about your personal study route. Read more

Can I work during the course?

Learning the Dutch language will be more effective when you work (as a volunteer) or have the possibilities to do an internship. We will encourage you to practice your Dutch in all kind of situations. Read more

Civic Integration Exam

The Integration Exam consists of 6 parts. (Knowledge of Dutch Society, Speaking, Listening comprehension, Reading comprehension, Writing and Orientation to the Labour Market.) These parts are all addressed in the Civic Integration Course of Fiolet Taaltrainingen. Read more

I have a partner abroad who wants to come to the Netherlands

Your partner first has to complete the Civic Integration Examination Abroad before he/she can come to the Netherlands. The Civic Integration Examination Abroad tests the basic knowledge of Dutch language and society. The knowledge is assessed by taking an exam at the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in the country of origin. The Civic Integration Examination Abroad consists of 3 tests: Knowledge of Dutch society, Speaking skills and Reading skills.

During a short stay (maximum 90 days) your partner can prepare himself/herself for the Civic Integration Examination Abroad at Fiolet Taaltrainingen. Read more

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Sign up for the Civic Integration Course and we will contact you as soon as possible to make an appointment for an intake interview.


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    Participants who attend the Civic Integration Course come from different places in Noord-Holland.

    Abbekerk, Alkmaar, Amsterdam Noord, Andijk, Anna Paulowna, Avenhorn, Beemster, Beets, Benningbroek, Bergen, Berkhout, Beverwijk, Blokker, Bovenkarspel, Breezand, Broek in Waterland, Broek op Langedijk, Burgerbrug, Callantsoog, Castricum, De goorn, De rijp, Den Helder, Den Ilp, Den Oever, Edam, Egmond aan de Hoef, Egmond aan zee, Enkhuizen, Graft, Grootebroek, Haarlem, Hauwert, Heemskerk, Heerhugowaard, Heiloo, Hem, Hensbroek, Hippolytushoef, Hoogkarspel, Hoogwoud, Hoorn, IJmuiden, Ilpendam, Julianadorp, Kleine sluis, Koog aan zaan, Kreileroord, Krommenie, Landsmeer, Limmen, Lutjebroek, Marken, Medemblik, Middenmeer, Midwoud, Monnickendam, Neck, Nibbixwoud, Obdam, Ommeland, Onderdijk, Oosterblokker, Oosthuizen, Oostzaan, Opmeer, Opperdoes, Nieuw en Oud Niedorp, Oudendijk, Oudesluis, Oudkarspel, Petten, Purmerend, Schagen, Schagerbrug, Zuid en Noord Scharwoude, Schellinkhout, Schermerhorn, Schoorl, Sijbekarspel, Sint Maarten, Sint-Maartensvlotbrug, Slootdorp, Spanbroek, Spierdijk, Spijkerboor, St. Maartenszee, Stompetoren, Tuitjehorn, Twisk, Uitdam, Uitgeest, Ursem, Velsen, Venhuizen, Volendam, Waarland, Warder, Warmenhuizen, Watergang, Wervershoof, Westwoud, Wieringen, Wieringerwaard, Wieringerwerf, Wijdenes, Wijdewormer, Winkel, Wognum, Wormer, Wormerveer, Zaandam, Zaandijk, Zwaag, Zwaagdijk