The Program and Examination Regulations PER, in Dutch 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 PER (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 PER (OER) and the Regulations of the Examination Committee (RE), in Dutch Reglement van de Examencommissie (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.