I live in Brussels, I want to find a job and I have a diploma of secondary education.

Where can I get my diploma of secondary education recognised?

  • French Community (primary and secondary education)

    • Visiting address

      Rue Courtois, 4
      1080 Brussels

    • Visiting hours

      To make an appointment by phone (weekdays from 10:00 till 12:00 and from 14:00 till 16:00) : 02 690 86 86. To make an appointment on site : Mondays and Fridays from 10:00 till 12:00 and from 14:00 till 16:00, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 14:00 till 16:00

    • Postal address

      D.G.E.O. Service des Équivalences
      Rue A. Lavallée, 1
      1080 Brussels

    • Site


    • E-mail


  • Flemish Community (NARIC-Vlaanderen)

    • Address

      NARIC-Vlaanderen - Afdeling Dienstverlening EVC
      Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming
      Agentschap voor Kwaliteitszorg in Onderwijs en Vorming
      Hendrik Consciencegebouw - Toren C - 2nd floor
      Koning Albert II-laan 15
      1210 Brussels

    • Visiting hours

      Available at the free phone number 1700 on weekdays from 9:00 till 17:00, visits by appointment only

    • Site


    • E-mail


Which documents do I need to get my diploma recognised?

  • French Community (primary and secondary education)

    • copy of identity card
    • copy of diploma
    • copy of transcipt of records
    • application form
    • proof of registration as a jobseeker (e.g. registration paper Actiris or Forem)
    • proof of payment
  • Flemish Community (NARIC-Vlaanderen)

    • copy of identity card
    • copy of diploma
    • copy of transcipt of records
    • application form
    • proof of fee exemption


Do I apply for diploma recognition with the Flemish or the French Community?

What is your goal? Are you looking for a job in Brussels? Then it doesn’t matter if you get your diploma recognised by the Flemish or the French Community. Do you want to work in the public sector? Then choose the language of the job offer.

Where can I find the application forms?

Flemish Community (NARIC-Vlaanderen): download the form on http://www.ond.vlaanderen.be/naric/en/consulting-application-forms/.

French Community (primary and secondary education): download the form on http://www.equivalences.cfwb.be/index.php?id=1526.

French Community (higher education): contact the diploma recognition service. You can find their contact details on http://www.equivalences.cfwb.be/index.php?id=506.

French-speaking universities and university colleges: contact the Admissions Office. Check the Useful links section for their websites.

How much does the diploma recognition procedure cost?

At the French Community the procedure costs 150 or 200 euros. The amount depends on the country in which you’ve obtained your diploma.

At the Flemish Community (NARIC-Vlaanderen) the procedure costs between 90 and 300 euros. The amount depends on the type of equivalence and the level of your degree.

At the Flemish Community the procedure is FREE for:

  • asylum seekers
  • recognised refugees
  • beneficiaries of subsidiary protection
  • beneficiaries of OMNIO (health insurance benefits)
  • persons receiving financial support from CPAS-OCMW
  • participants of the integration programme ("Inburgering")
  • jobseekers registered with Actiris with a certificate named "attest bestemd voor NARIC-Vlaanderen"
  • jobseekers registered with VDAB who've signed an action plan ("trajectovereenkomst")

Who should you contact when your diploma is recognised?

Are you living in Brussels and looking for a job? Contact Actiris. This way you can receive job offers according to your diploma. Also contact Actiris in order to apply for a subsidised job (e.g. ACS-GECO).

Check the FAQ page for other questions

Need support?

Contact us:

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    • Contact person

      Pascaline Mbida / Hajar Bakkali

    • Phone

      02 507 92 20 / 02 231 10 01

    • E-mail


    • To visit us

      Individual counselling by appointment

    • Address bon Molenbeek

      Toekomststraat/Rue de l'avenir 35
      1080 St-Jans-Molenbeek - Molenbeek-St-Jean

      Metro: Graaf van Vlaanderen/Comte de Flandre
      Tram: tram 51 - Klein Kasteeltje/Petit Château

    • Address bon Brussels

      Rue Ph. de Champagnestraat 23
      1000 Brussels

      Tram: tram 3-4 - Anneessens

    • Address bon Anderlecht

      Anderlechtse-weggevoerdenstraat/Rue des Déportés Anderlechtois 1
      1070 Anderlecht

      Metro: Sint-Guido/Saint-Guidon
      Tram: tram 81: Sint-Guido/Saint-Guidon
      Bus : bus 46, 49: Sint-Guido/Saint-Guidon

    • Address bon Schaarbeek - Schaerbeek

      Place Colignonplein 10
      1030 Schaarbeek - Schaerbeek

      Bus: bus 55 - Paviljoen/Pavillon
      Tram: tram 92 - Pogge

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    • Contact person

      Delphine Nouind

    • Phone

      02 629 77 29

    • E-mail


    • To visit us

      Twice a week without appointment, each tuesday from 9.30 to 11.30 am and each thursday from 2 to 4 pm.

      We are open also during July and August !


    • Address

      rue du Vivier/Visvijverstraat 80-82
      1050 Brussels

      Tram 81-82 : Germoir/Mouterij
      Bus 60-80 : Etangs/Vijvers
      Bus 95 : Germoir/Mouterij
      Bus 34 : Fetis
      Train : Luxembourg Station (15 minutes walking)


      This first advice for your project is for general information purposes only. The authors of www.mydiploma.be will not be held accountable for the content of the website. Check the list of useful links for more detailed information. Do you need help with the diploma recognition procedure ? Contact one of the specialised organisations near you.