Communicating with the NRGD

The NRGD considers meticulous communication with reporters extremely important. Please find herewith more details on this subject.

Registration expiry

The NRGD will notify you twice that your registration is due to expire before the expiry date. The NRGD must receive your application for re-registration no later than the day before your registration expires. You will find the date on which your registration expires in your 'Registration Decision' (which also serves as proof of your registration in the NRGD). We may only process an application for re-registration after the date on which your registration expires in the event of force majeure. Please note! If you do not submit your application for re-registration on time, your registration will automatically expire. This means you can no longer be appointed directly as a legal expert by the Public Prosecution Service.

More information: Re-registration application procedure

Case reports

Case reports must be anonymised. For the purpose of the assessment we only accept case reports that have actually been entered in the legal process (this means no drafts or versions that have been improved afterwards).

Confirmation of receipt e-mail from NRGD

You will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt of your e-mail. This serves as proof that your e-mail has been received.

Applicant e-mail communication

You may communicate by e-mail. Check if your e-mail address is correct. We use the e-mail address you provided so inform us in a timely manner when it changes. In time applications will be digitised. You will then be able to log in to the NRGD-website and upload your documents.

Oral assessment

The assessment conducted by the NRGD consists of a written assessment, possibly supplemented by an oral assessment. The latter does not provide any indication of the outcome. Prepare in advance for the oral assessment by thoroughly reviewing the case reports you submitted.

Differences in assessments

Assessing an application for registration/re-registration is a human process. Therefore, it is inevitable that differences will exist in how committees assess an application for registration/re-registration, or conduct an oral assessment. This does not necessarily mean that it results in different outcomes.

Assessors are bound by the assessment framework that applies to the field concerned. They assess an application for registration in relation to the requirements established in the assessment framework. To guarantee objective assessments we assess with three experts and change the composition of the committees each year, the assessors engage in intervision and - if substantiated - a right of substitution and rejection procedure applies. The recommendation of the Advisory Committee for Assessment must be duly substantiated. Lastly, in the case of an objection the entire procedure is repeated by three new assessors.