The Program and Examination Regulations (PER), in Dutch known as Onderwijs- en Examenregeling (OER), for a program contains clear and sufficient information about the program, making it the basic document for both students and teachers.  

Subjects covered by the OER include: 

  • the content of the program and the associated final examinations, the number and sequence of other examinations and the times when these can be taken;
  • the type of examination (oral, written or other types of examination); 
  • the period of validity of successfully completed examination components; 
  • the right of inspection and evaluation.

The Higher Education and Research Act (Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek) draws a distinction between the OER and the Regulations of the Examination Committee (RE).

Subjects regulated by the RE include: 

  • compilation Examination Committee;
  • procedures Examination Committee;  
  • tasks Examination Committee;  
  • rules relating to quality assurance of testing and exams;
  • rules relating to measures taken in the event of fraud by examinees;
  • rules and guidelines relating to testing and exams;
  • compensation regulations;
  • graduation regulations.