NBN expert training

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12/10/2023 - 13/10/2023
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Brussels & online (hybrid)
Learn how you can contribute to standards development and share your knowledge in a standards committee. Find out how standards are developed and get guidance on writing high-quality standards.
The NBN hosts three sessions a year: March, June and October.

NBN is now organizing classroom hybrid training courses. So you can choose to take it online or come to our offices. This training will be taught in English.

Practically, therefore, some things are changing:

  • The training days are split into 2 days
  • We will be working in MS Teams. We ask that you always activate your camera to promote interactivity. Turn on your microphone only when you want to say something, to minimise background noise.
  • Do you have a colleague who would also like to take the training? He/she can definitely still join!
  • A sandwich lunch will be provided for participants attending the classroom training course
  • Below is an overview of training times:

Part 1: 09:00 - 17:00

Part 2: 09:00 - 15:00

NBN training to become an expert

Master standardisation procedures and learn how to write a good standard, from A to Z. The NBN hosts three sessions a year: March, June and October.

Register as an expert

Why participate?

Purpose of this training:

  • You will learn all about standards and the standardisation context in Belgium.
  • You will be introduced to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN).
  • You will discover all about the development of international, European and national standards.
  • You understand the importance of harmonized standards.
  • You'll get lots of tips for writing a good standard.

Program Part 1: standardisation in Belgium

Introduction to standardisation in Belgium

  • What are standards?
  • Standardisation in Belgium
  • Why participate?
  • Standards and legislation

Developing standards

  • Rules and principles of the Belgian commission
  • Development of international, European and national standards
  • International, European and national work rules

Online platforms and tools for voting

  • Consult
  • Giving feedback
  • Vote

Creating rules for users of standards

  • Intellectual property and copyright
  • Structure and main elements of a standard

Program part 2: designing rules

  • What does a standard include?
  • What are the basic principles for creating a standard?
  • What rules do CEN and ISO have for drafting a standard?
  • Does the NBN have specific rules?
  • How do you use the templates?


  • Do I have to pay to participate in the training(s)?
    Participation is free of charge. If you choose to attend the classical training, if you cancel less than 48 working hours before the session, we will invoice you 75 euros (excluding 21% VAT) to cover the costs incurred. You are not an expert? Even then you can take the training. Click here to become an expert.
  • Are trainings repeated?
    Yes, we organize the same training(s) 3 times a year. Would you like to be informed about the agenda? Let us know via email.
  • Is the number of places limited?
    Yes, there is a limited number of places. So registering quickly is the message.
  • Where do the trainings take place?
    Currently, classroom hybrid trainings!
  • In what language are the courses taught?
    The slides are in English. The presentations are also currently only given in English!
  • Will I receive the presentations?
    Yes, prior to the training you will receive an email with the presentations.

Want to know more?

Contact us if you have any further questions.

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