SVH exam Social Responsibility

Commissioned by Stichting Vakbekwaamheid Horeca (SVH) we offer the SVH exam Social Responsibility. This is the English translation of the Dutch SVH exam Sociale Hygiëne. You can take this exam in different languages. We have 33 test centres in Holland. They meet high standards and we make sure that the test centres provide excellent customer service. When you register for an exam, you can choose an exam on a nearby location. The exams are also available at flexible dates and times. You can book and schedule your exam online at 'Mijn MSH'. 



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Managers of industries where alcohol is served or sold, have to comply with statutory requirements regarding social responsibility. In Holland those managers need two certificates called 'Verklaring kennis en inzicht Sociale Hygiëne' and 'SVH Diploma Sociale Hygiëne'.  In addition, a registration is required in the 'Register Sociale Hygiëne'.


Exam: The SVH exam Social Responsibility is a computer-based exam with 40 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is set on 29/40 (29 correct answers out of 40 questions to pass the exam).
Duration: The exam takes 40 minutes.
Languages: English, Modern Standard Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and Turkish.
Price: € 185,- (tax included).
Included in the price:
1) Exam Social Responsibility
2) Certificate 'SVH Diploma Sociale Hygiëne'
3) Certificate 'Verklaring kennis en inzicht sociale hygiëne'
4) Registration in the 'Register Sociale Hygiëne'

Sample question in different languages.

Make sure to be well prepared
The book SVH Social Responsibility is available for everyone who want to go well prepared to the SVH exam Social Responsibility. This coursebook is the English translation of the theory book Sociale Hygiëne.  It contains teaching material about statutory requirements regarding social responsibility in the hotel and catering or off licence industries where alcohol is served or sold. You can find the coursebook SVH Social Responsibility here. Make sure to be well prepared and do well in your exam!

The exam is based on final terms: Final terms Social Responsibility for the hotel and catering industry and off-licences. You can download this document here.

Do you have dyslexia? Extra time (15 minutes) is being allowed. You have to send a official certificate of dyslexia before you have booked your exam. You can contact us and send your official certificate of dyslexia to the following email address:


Download the Regulations of MSH (only available in Dutch):

Reglement Mijn Sociale Hygiëne