Hét examenbureau voor veiligheid en techniek

Our organisation

With more than 75,000 candidates a year, PBNA is one of the largest examination organisations in the Netherlands. PBNA takes care of exams in a.o. the areas:

  • VCA (Safety in all technical disciplines in industry and construction) 
  • SOG (Risky tasks)
  • IECEx (Explosion Safety)
  • F-gassen
  • NEN 3140 (Safety in electrical engineering)
  • Medium Gas Measuring Sea Containers (MGK)
  • Technique

We provide these exams for individuals and companies. In addition, we provide custom exams for sectors and trainers.

ISO certified

PBNA exists since 1912 and has been a reliable name in the market as an independent exam institute for many years. Since 1999 we have been certified by DNV GL for ISO 9001 for 'Determining the level of knowledge and competence of professionals and employees of companies and the government by developing and performing exams'. Article (2012) about 100 years PBNA

Royal Dutch

PBNA BV is one of 550 Dutch companies, associations and institutions that were awarded the designation Royal by the Queen in 1952. The King may grant a company, association or institution the right to use the designation Royal. In order to qualify, an organisation must:

  • occupy a very important place in the field
  • national significance
  • exist (in principle) for at least one hundred years

As a rule, the King does not distinguish more than one organisation per sector. Medical and financial institutions are not eligible, as are organisations with a political and/or religious objective. This special distinction was established in 1806 by King Louis Napoleon. As leading representatives of the Netherlands' economic, cultural, scientific, military, social and sporting heritage, the royal organisations fulfil a national and international exemplary function and are distinguished by quality, continuity and solidity.

Code of Conduct

Well-trained and safe working technicians are essential for the Dutch economy. Companies must be able to rely on their own and hired employees being able to do so.

Royal PBNA is the expert specialist in: "Independently and reliably determining the level of knowledge and competence of individual professionals and employees of companies and government organisations by developing and carrying out examinations" resulting in a valuable and valuable diploma or certificate.

We think and work on the basis of the following core values: customer-oriented, independent, transparent and reliable. Download the Code of Conduct PBNA (NL) or Code of Conduct (EN)

Contact details

Visiting address:
H.A. Lorentzstraat 1A
3331 EE Zwijndrecht
Chamber of Commerce: 09017208

Postal address:
P.O. Box 68
3330 AB Zwijndrecht
VAT number: EN

Telephone: (078) 62 53 889

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