The responsibility for the continuing professional development of teachers and trainers primarily lies with teachers, trainers and the boards of educational institutions. Conditions for professional development are laid down in collective labour agreements. This for example concerns the amount of hours that should be made available for professional development.
In addition, it includes financial incentives. Every teaching post in the Dutch education sector has a corresponding salary scale. The mix of posts and salary scales enables institutions to promote teachers to a higher salary scale. In this sense, salary diversification can act as an incentive for teachers to develop professionally.