The basic teaching qualification (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO) is obligatory for university lecturers.
Lecturers interested in obtaining the qualification will have to display teaching experience, discuss their experiences with a tutor, and compile a teaching portfolio to be submitted to an assessment committee. The portfolio shall contain information and documentation that illustrates the teaching activities and teaching qualities of the lecturer involved. At a minimum, the portfolio shall consist of student evaluations of the lectures delivered.
Each individual faculty has its own interpretation of the basic and senior teaching qualifications. This information can be obtained at the relevant Faculty.