Join us!

Submit your application
  1. Fill-in the suitable admission form:

    → Read the admission instructions first.
    NIPA program admission form
    Program admissions are open until: August 31, 2024.

    NIPA short course admission form
    For our short courses, please use the form associated with each course page.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email with additional instructions.
  3. We will contact you for further information and an interview/admission assessment.

Please visit us or contact us if you need any help!
To register for a course you will need:
✔ Registration fee of ( Naf. 50 Guilders / USD. $ 27.75)
✔ 2 recent passport pictures
✔ Proof of residency (for non-Dutch citizens)
✔ Copy of registration from the Census office
✔ Highest diploma
✔ Transcripts (inventory of your grades and courses taken)
✔ All certificates (including past partial qualifications)
✔ Report card (for students with no diploma)
✔ An Email address

General entry requirements:
➜ Level 1: No diploma required (from 18 years)
➜ Level 2: PBL diploma
➜ Level 3: PKL diploma
➜ Level 4: TKL diploma

Diplomas on an equivalent level are also considered for entry. Entry requirements may also vary depending on the level of your course. Please read the admission conditions corresponding to your course for more information.
Download / print our general brochure:

NIPA Brochure

5 reasons
to join NIPA:

  1. If you live in St. Maarten / St. Martin, you won't need to leave family and friends while you pursue your studies.
  2. NIPA has a dedicated staff of professionals to guide, support and motivate you throughout your studies.
  3. You will gain technical and vocational skills at an affordable price.
  4. You will receive extensive opportunities for further education and career development.
  5. Your experience will be life-changing.
I love where I work, and NIPA has helped me grow in my job.
Jean Charles Mackenson
working at IGY Marinas,
St. Maarten Apprenticeship

Contact us

(+1 721) 543 0497

or (+1 721) 543 0498

Fax: (+1 721) 543 0479

Monday to Friday,
from 8h30 am to 4h00 pm

NIPA school St. Maarten National Institute for Professional Advancement

National Institute
for Professional Advancement

Building B, Jackal Road #4
Cay Hill, St. Maarten.

→ Location map

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