Christopher, alumnus Klinische Psychologie

Documents for application LOGO statement: questions and answers

To work as a basic psychologist in the Dutch Mental Health Service (GGZ) or Dutch Forensic Care after getting your Master’s degree in Psychology and Mental Health*, it is, as of July 2023, mandatory to have a LOGO statement. You also need this LOGO statement if you want to follow the Post-Master's training to become a Health Care Psychologist (in Dutch: GZ-opleiding) or Psychotherapist. These Post-Master's programs are only offered in Dutch. That is why all forms and statements are in Dutch.

This information is also available in Dutch.

What is the LOGO statement? (in Dutch with English subtitles)

You can apply for a LOGO statement at the LOGO Association. In order to apply for the LOGO statement, you have to submit the following documents, in addition to your curriculum vitae, Master’s degree and grade list:

  • Evidence of prior education: Verklaring vooropleidingseisen (vLOGO)
  • Diagnostic evidence: Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek (BAPD)  or Diagnostiekaantekening LOGO.

Check for more information the website of the Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP).

The Verklaring Vooropleidingseisen (vLOGO) and BAPD consist of a number of requirements (ECTS). You can meet these requirements by doing specific courses during your Bachelor’s and Master’s program in Psychology. The combination of these courses will show whether you have met all the requirements of the statements.   

In the Q&A below, you can find out what you need to do to get your documents in your situation. 

*The Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health consists of the Master tracks Clinical Psychology (in Dutch), Clinical Child and Youth Psychology (in Dutch), Clinical Forensic Psychology (in Dutch), Cognitive Neuropsychology (in English) and Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (in English). With the exception of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, all programs offer the opportunity to obtain the vLOGO statement and the BAPD, given that you took the required courses during your Bachelor’s program and your clinical internship meets the requirements.

Q&A on Verklaring Vooropleidingseisen and BAPD

I applied for admission to the Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG) and received a decision from the Admissions Committee.

You applied for admission to a track of the Master Psychology and Mental Health (Psychologie en Geestelijke Gezondheid, abbreviated to PGG). 

  1. Did you apply via the international procedure (diploma from non-Dutch educational institution)?
    Following your request, you received a (conditional) admission letter from the Admissions Committee to the Master's program of your choice.
  2. Did you apply via the national procedure (diploma obtained in the Netherlands)?You received a decision from the Admissions Committee, reflecting: 
  • A direct or conditional admission to the Master's program of your choice. 

OR

  • An individual pre-master's program with the goal to be admitted to the Master's program in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG) after completion of this program. 

In addition to the letter about your admission, below you will find important information if you wish to obtain the Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek (BAPD) and the Verklaring Vooropleiding (vLOGO) during your Master's program in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG).

As you can read on this webpage, you need a LOGO statement to start working as a basic psychologist in the Dutch Mental Health Care (GGZ) or Dutch Forensic Care after the Master Psychology and Mental Health (PGG). A number of supporting documents are required to apply for a LOGO statement after the Master's program.

The PGG tracks Clinical Psychology (in Dutch), Clinical Forensic Psychology (in Dutch), Clinical Child and Youth Psychology (in Dutch) or Cognitive Neuropsychology (in English, only if an external clinical internship is chosen for the latter) offer the opportunity to obtain two of these documents: Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek (BAPD) and the Verklaring Vooropleiding (vLOGO).

Please note: the track Positive Psychology and Well-being does not offer this possibility! 
Therefore, it is important to consider the points below.

  1. Obtaining the BAPD and vLOGO is not part of the study program, not an obligation, nor a guarantee, but a free (career) choice of the student. 

  2. The requirements for admission to the Master are not the same as the requirements for the BAPD and vLOGO. Meeting the requirements for the BAPD and vLOGO is unfortunately not guaranteed by the assessment of your file in the admission procedure of the Master PGG, because these requirements do not correspond completely. 
    Likewise, in the case of an individual pre-master's program, the requirements for the BAPD and vLOGO will not automatically be met. An individual pre-master's program only consists of courses that are necessary to meet the admission requirements for the Master PGG. In practice, this means that individual pre-master students usually have deficiencies for BAPD and vLOGO. 

  3. Students who wish to obtain the Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek (BAPD) and the Verklaring Vooropleiding (vLOGO) during the Master's program must verify whether the requirements can be met.

Therefore, we advise you to check to what extent you will meet the requirements for BAPD and LOGO before the start of your Master's or individual Pre-master's program. 
You can find more information and what you need to do on this webpage. 

Should you discover any shortcomings (deficiencies), then these need to be eliminated before completing the Master's degree to be able to obtain the certificates BAPD and vLOGO via Tilburg University.

  • Master's students can still eliminate deficiencies during the master's program, but this is not recommended. It means an increase in the study load because this must be done on top of the master's program. Moreover, taking extra courses can be difficult to organize because of conflicting timetables.

  • For individual pre-master's students, it is possible to take extra courses within the individual pre-master's program via the contract/schedule program. For this, extra costs based on the pre-master fee will be charged. Also in this case, this means an increase in the study load on top of the compulsory individual pre-master's program that needs to be completed to be able to start the PGG Master's program.

In case you found deficiencies, you can contact the education coordinators of the PGG master via  Ma_PGG@tilburguniversity.edu. They can discuss with you what is possible and feasible to eliminate deficiencies.

I am doing the Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG) at Tilburg University

Have I met all the requirements of the Verklaring Vooropleidingseisen after completing the Master's in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG) at Tilburg University? 

This depends on your bachelor program:

  • If you followed the bachelor's program in Psychology at Tilburg University with an eligible major, you can be sure that you have met the requirements of the Verklaring Vooropleidingseisen.
  • For courses taken during the bachelor's program in Psychology at Tilburg University, this overview shows which courses count towards which requirements of the Verklaring Vooropleidingseisen

If you completed your Bachelor’s program at another university, you must ask that university which requirements you met during your Bachelor’s program. Ask the university to fill out the vLOGO Form based on your Bachelor’s program. . 

The combination of vLOGO statement Bachelor's degree + vLOGO statement Master's degree shows whether you have met all the requirements of the vLOGO statement. Admission to the master's program does not guarantee that you will meet the vLOGO statement after completing the master's program.

  • In this overview you can see which courses of the master's in Psychology and Mental Health count for which requirements of the vLOGO. When you graduate from the master's program, you will receive a vLOGO statement that is based on the courses in the master's program. If you have passed the courses as indicated in the overview and you meet the requirements, the statement for the master will look like this.

Have I met all the requirements for the BAPD after completing the Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG) at Tilburg University? 

This depends on your Bachelor’s program, Master’s program, internship and the assessment of the case reports. 

  • In this overview you can see which bachelor and master courses of Tilburg University count for which theoretical requirements of the BAPD. If the courses as indicated in the overview are obtained and the requirements are met, the checklist theoretical requirements for the bachelor and master at Tilburg University looks like this.
  • If you completed your Bachelor’s program at another university, you must ask that university which requirements you met during your Bachelor’s program. Ask the university to fill out the BAPD form based on your Bachelor’s program. 
    • The Psychology programs of the following universities are accredited to provide education for the theoretical requirements BAPD and for signing off the case reports: Tilburg University, Erasmus University, Maastricht University, Open University, Radboud University, Leiden University, Groningen University, Twente University, Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, and the Vrije University.
    • If your bachelor's program is not accredited by the NIP to complete this checklist, you can ask the NIP to assess your bachelor's program. This request goes through the Open Universiteit via the application form. For the application you must also fill out the Application form for Assessment of Theoretical Requirements. You can find this on the NIP webpage. Also look at Frequently Asked Questions - BAPD for applicants on the NIP website (in Dutch only).

If you apply for the BAPD as a Master’s student, the procedure is as follows:

  • For the BAPD, it is assessed whether the checklist theoretical requirements BAPD bachelor + supplement from the master meets the theoretical requirements of the BAPD.
  • In addition, your internship will be assessed to determine if it meets the requirements of the BAPD (see internship syllabus) and if the case reports meet the requirements.
  • Next, the requirements set by Tilburg University are checked.
  • If the application meets all the requirements, you will receive the BAPD.

I finished the Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG) between 2017 and 2022.

I want to apply for the vLOGO statement. How do I get the vLOGO statement?

  • You received this statement with your Master’s degree. You can find it in your diploma folder. 
  • If you lost your statement, you can email BAPD-vLOGO@tilburguniversity.edu. Make sure to include a copy of your diploma and list of grades. 

I finished the Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG) before 2021.

I think I obtained the BAPD during the Master’s program, but I lost my certificate.


I finished the Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG) less than 10 years ago, but I did not obtain the BAPD. 

I would like to have the checklist BAPD filled out. 


I finished the Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG) more than 10 years ago 

I would like to have the vLOGO statement.

  • Alumni who graduated more than 10 years ago may contact the LOGO association directly.  

I would like to have the checklist BAPD filled out.

  • Unfortunately we cannot help you with this. See the website of the NIP for more information about applying for the BAPD (in Dutch only). 
I am doing the Bachelor’s program in Psychology at Tilburg University

Which requirements of the vLOGO statement will I have met after completing the Bachelor’s program in Psychology?

  • This overview shows which courses from your Bachelor’s program count for which requirements of the vLOGO statement. If you have completed the courses as shown in the overview and you have met all the requirements, the vLOGO statement of the Bachelor’s program will look like this. You will receive the vLOGO statement with your Bachelor’s degree. 
  • If you need the vLOGO statement for admission to a Master’s program at another university before graduation, you can already request the statement at the moment that all courses relevant to the statement have been completed at  BAPD-vLOGO@tilburguniversity.edu.

Which of the theoretical requirements of the BAPD have I met after finishing the Bachelor’s program in Psychology?

  • This overview shows which courses from your Bachelor’s program count for which theoretical requirements of the BAPD. If you have completed the courses as shown in the overview and you have met all the requirements, the Checklist of Theoretical Requirements of the Bachelor’s program will look like this. You will receive the Checklist Theoretical Requirements BAPD filled out based on your Bachelor’s program with your Bachelor’s diploma. 
  • If you need the Checklist Theoretical Requirements BAPD for admission to a Master’s program at another university before graduation, you can already request the it at the moment that all courses relevant to the BAPD have been completed at BAPD-vLOGO@tilburguniversity.edu.

I started the Bachelor’s program in Psychology at Tilburg University in 2016 and I have now completed my Bachelor’s degree.

How do I get a vLOGO Statement based on my Bachelor’s courses?

  • You received this statement with your degree. You can find it in your diploma folder. 
  • If you lost your statement, you can request it at  BAPD-vLOGO@tilburguniversity.edu.

How do I get a Checklist of Theoretical Requirements BAPD?

I have completed the Bachelor’s program in Psychology at a Dutch university other than Tilburg University

Which of the requirements of the vLOGO statement have I met after completing my Bachelor’s program in Psychology?

  • If you’ve completed your Bachelor’s program at another Dutch university, you have to ask your university to fill out the vLOGO form based on your Bachelor’s program. 

Which of the theoretical requirements of the BAPD have I met after completing my Bachelor’s program in Psychology?

  • Ask your Bachelor’s university to fill out the Checklist Theoretical Requirements based on your Bachelor’s courses.  
    • The Bachelor’s programs in Psychology from the following universities are accredited to provide education that meets the theoretical requirements of the BAPD and for signing off on case reports: Tilburg University, Erasmus University, Maastricht University, Open University, Radboud University, Leiden University, Groningen University, Twente University, Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, and Vrije Universiteit.
    • If your university is not accredited by the NIP to fill out the checklist, you can ask the NIP to assess your Bachelor’s program. You can request this through the Open University’s application form. You will also have to fill out the Application form for Assessment of Theoretical Requirements. You can find this on the NIP webpage. Also look at Frequently Asked Questions - BAPD for applicants on the NIP website (in Dutch only)

The combination of BAPD Bachelor’s and BAPD Master’s will show whether you have met all the requirements of the BAPD. Admission to the Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG) does not guarantee that you will have met the BAPD requirements after completing the Master’s program.

  • If you are going to do the Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG) after your Bachelor’s program at another Dutch university, you will have to find out whether you meet all the requirements of the BAPD by checking the filled out Checklist Theoretical Requirements BAPD from your Bachelor’s university.
  • This overview shows which Master’s courses at Tilburg University count for which of the Theoretical Requirements of the BAPD.
  • If you find out you do not meet all the requirements, you can email BAPD-vLOGO@tilburguniversity.edu with the filled out BAPD checklist of your Bachelor’s program. Also mention what you think you are missing.
I have completed major/minor courses of the Bachelor’s program in Psychology at Tilburg University

I would like to know whether these courses count for the vLOGO statement. 

  • This overview shows which courses count for which requirements of the vLOGO statement
  • If you need the vLOGO statement, you can request the statement after completing all courses relevant to the statement have been completed at BAPD-vLOGO@tilburguniversity.edu.

I would like to know whether these courses count for the theoretical requirements of the BAPD

  • This overview shows which courses count for which theoretical requirements of the BAPD. 
  • If you need the BAPD, you can request it after completing all courses relevant to the BAPD have been completed at BAPD-vLOGO@tilburguniversity.edu.
I am doing an individual pre-Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health at Tilburg University

NOTE: Individual pre-master’s programs are only available for students with a diploma from a Dutch university

Will I have met all the requirements of the vLOGO statement after completing my pre-Master’s program?

  • This overview shows which courses of your pre-Master’s program count for which requirements of the vLOGO statement.
  • After you’ve completed your pre-Master’s program, you can request a vLOGO statement that’s filled out based on your pre-Master’s courses via BAPD-vLOGO@tilburguniversity.edu.
  • You will also have to ask your Bachelor’s university to fill out the vLOGO statement based on your Bachelor’s courses. The combination of the vLOGO statement from your Bachelor, pre-Master, and the addition of your future Master’s program at Tilburg University, will show whether you have met all the requirements of the vLOGO statement.

Will I have met all the requirements of the BAPD after completing the pre-Master’s and Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health (PGG)? 

The Checklist BAPD Bachelor’s, pre-Master’s and the additions from the Master’s program will determine whether you have met all the theoretical requirements of the BAPD. 

  • This overview shows which courses of the Bachelor’s, pre-Master’s and Master’s programs count for which theoretical requirements of the BAPD.
  • After finishing your pre-Master’s program, you can request a filled out BAPD checklist based on your pre-Master’s courses via BAPD-vLOGO@tilburguniversity.edu.
  • You will also have to ask your Bachelor’s university to fill out the Checklist Theoretical Requirements BAPD based on your Bachelor’s courses.  
    • The Bachelor’s programs in Psychology from the following universities are accredited to provide education that meets the theoretical requirements of the BAPD and for signing off on case reports: Tilburg University, Erasmus University, Maastricht University, Open University, Radboud University, Leiden University, Groningen University, Twente University, Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, and Vrije Universiteit.
    • If your university is not accredited by the NIP to fill out the checklist, you can ask the NIP to assess your Bachelor’s program. You can request this through the Open University’s application form. You will also have to fill out the application form for assessment of theoretical requirements. See also the Frequently Asked Questions (in Dutch only).

Admission to the Master’s program in Psychology and Mental Health does not necessarily mean that you have met all the requirements of the vLOGO statement and the BAPD!

I finished a Bachelor’s program in Psychology at a university abroad

vLOGO

  • If you finished your Bachelor’s program in Psychology or different prior education abroad, you have to get your diploma evaluated by the International Credential Evaluation. Subsequently, vLOGO will evaluate your academic trajectory. The vLOGO will only evaluate complete trajectories (Bachelor and Master). Therefore, obtaining a 'verklaring vooropleidingseisen' of only the Bachelor's program you finished abroad is not possible. 

BAPD

The Open University and NIP assess foreign education. There are specific theoretical requirements for the courses, which will be evaluated individually. Make sure you have the following documents:

  • Course list
  • Course descriptions
  • Application form assessment of theoretical requirements. You can find this on the NIP webpage (under the heading “4. Theoretische eisen”)

You can apply through Aanmeldformulier Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek – Open Universiteit (in Dutch only).

For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions NIP