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Registration of educational institutions
Selected Organization: Izglītības kvalitātes valsts dienests
Brief description:
Education programmes may only be implemented by registered educational institutions. The service is provided to enable the educational institution to legally establish and implement educational programmes (exceptions are the institutions implemening only non-formal adult education or interest education programmes).
Individual, Any person, Legal persons governed by public law, Private law legal persons
Educational institutions may be founded by the State, local governments, State universities, a natural person, a legal person
Maximum period (in working days):
A decision regarding registration or refusal of an educational institution to register an educational institution shall be taken within one month from the time of submission of the application.
Process description
Documents and forms
Other information
Related Services
Redress options
A decision on registration or postponement or refusal of registration. Appeal: Head of The State Education Quality Service (Address: State Education Quality Service, Smilšu iela 7, Rīga, LV-1050).

Foreign economic operators in addition can also benefit from using alternative dispute resolution mechanism (
The submission regarding the registration of an educational institution shall be accompanied by original documents or certified copies thereof: the by-law of the activity of the educational institution and the documents attesting the information to be indicated in the Register of Education Institutions.
An educational institution is entitled to commence the implementation of educational programmes in accordance with the procedures specified in regulatory enactments with the day when it is registered in the Register of Educational Institutions. The date of registration of the educational institution shall also be considered as the date of notification of the administrative act.
Laws and regulations
Augstskolu likums
(Saeima; likumi; 12/1/1995)
Izglītības likums
(Saeima; likumi; 6/1/1999)
Izglītības iestāžu reģistrācijas kārtība
(Ministru kabinets; noteikumi; 681; 1/1/2023)
Service references
Izglītības kvalitātes valsts dienests
Contact details: Rīga, Smilšu iela 7, LV-1050, Tālr. 67222504, E-pasts:
Information about service restored: 30.01.2023