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Post Secondary Assessment (The Netherlands) 

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Posted On: 6/6/2014
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Recently I have applied for a Secondary and Post Secondary Assessment Report at **** Canada. Before I send all my papers there I contacted them by phone if they could evaluate my diploma's that I obtained in The Netherlands for Police Officer and Ambulance Driver.
Today I did receive the Assessment by e-mail and they only evaluated my high school.
They did not even mentioned the other diploma's in my report.
I did ask them about this, and they replied:
" We can only assess formal academic education completed at appropriately recognized institutions. Reports do not include professional certification programs."

But to become a police officer in the Netherlands everybody has to follow this full time two year course. This is provided by the Government.
The same to become an ambulance driver. It's another course provided by the country, and even registered nurses have to follow their additional course here to be able to work on an ambulance.

Can somebody give some advise and or guidelines.
Is there somebody from The Netherlands that had credentials like this evaluated in Ontario?

Extra information, I have my Permanent Residency and are living in Ontario for almost two years.

Thanks a lot!!
Bianc.
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Posted On: 6/17/2014
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Hello Bianc,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us. We can appreciate that you would be concerned and a little frustrated with this process.

We hope that others who have had similar assessments done can share their experiences and suggestions with you.

You may be able to find some helpful information in our Settlement.Org How do I choose a credential evaluation service that's right for me? article.

It may help you find out if any of the other assessment services provide the information you require and for the purpose you require.

You may also want to contact the this Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials to see if they have any information related to these type of situations and for some advice on how to proceed.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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