The VVSOR has as a goal to increase the quality of statisticians and statistics in research and practice. Therefore, we have two types of registers for certification: the registry for Biostatisticians, and the registry for the Statistical Analyst-A VVS.

1. VVSOR Registry of Biostatisticians

Employers, government institutions and society at large increasingly make demands on biostatisticians who set up and analyse biological, medical and agricultural research. For this reason the VvS+OR, in cooperation with BMS-ANed, inaugurated the Register of Biostatisticians in 1999. This register guarantees that a biostatistician – in the opinion of the occupational group of statisticians in the Netherlands – has sufficient theoretical knowledge and experience to be able to function as an independent biostatistician. For more information, see the site of the biometrics section.


2. Registry of Statistical Analyst-A VVS

VVSOR maintains a “Statistical Analyst-A VVS” register of graduates from programs that offer Statistics and Operations Research at the higher professional level meeting the requirements of acquiring the technical skills and subject knowledge required of a professional statistician. Candidates who graduate succesfully from these programs receive the “Statistical Analyst-A VVS” certificate together with the course diploma. Holders of this certificate distinguish themselves creating better opportunities in their professional careers. The Statistical Analyst-A register is available at the VVSOR secretary.

The VVSOR has accredited the following programs for obtaining the “Statistical Analyst-A VVS” certificate: