SSC: SSC Exams and learning programs

The Dutch Occupational Safety and Health Act obliges employers to see to the safety of third parties on company grounds. As such, clients may demand that company personnel hold the Basic Elements of Safety SCC diploma. They can further require supervisors to have obtained the Safety for Operational Supervisors diploma.

Figures published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) show that there is a pressing need to pay more attention to working safely. More than 150,000 working people are involved in industrial accidents every year. Knowledge of the various safety-related regulations is a precondition for working in a safe and responsible manner. You can prove that you have the necessary expertise by obtaining the SCC (VCA in Dutch) diploma.

VCAexamen.nl is an initiative of NIBHV which is recognised by ECABO (Centre of Expertise on Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market) as a SCC examination centre and is authorised to issue SCC diplomas. You can easily participate an examination in various places throughout the Netherlands . You can register for an CSS examination online on this website and pay online with iDeal: look at our online calendar to check when and where our CSS examinations take place and register online.

For participation in an exam in a foreign language you have to sign up at least seven days in advance of the exam date.

VCAexamen.nl also publishes training materials for instructors and participants in its SCC training courses.

Basic Elements of Safety VCA

  • Exams
  • Training materials

Safety for Operational Supervisors VCA

  • Exams
  • Training materials

Safety for intermediaries and supervisors VCU

  • Exams
  • Training materials

SCC Exams in other languages

Some exams are offered in other languages: you can find an overview of those exams in the scheme below. Exams that can be offered in other languages on demand are also listed in the scheme.

Basic Elements of Safety VCA
In Dutch: Basisveiligheid VCA (B-VCA)
Standard languages
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Turkish
  • Slovak
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Lithuanian
Languages on demand
  • Bulgarian
  • Danish
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Croatian
  • Latvian
  • Maltese
  • Slovenian
  • Czech
  • Swedish

Safety for Operational Supervisors VCA
In Dutch: Veiligheid voor Operationeel Leidinggevenden (VOL-VCA)
Standard languages
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • French
Languages on demand
None

Safety for intermediaries and supervisors VCU
In Dutch: Veiligheid voor Intercedenten en Leidinggevenden VCU (VIL-VCU)
Standard languages
  • Dutch
  • English
Languages on demand
None