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Registration of psychologists
Selected Organization: Izglītības kvalitātes valsts dienests
Brief description:
In order for a psychologist to be entitled to perform professional activities, he or she must be registered in the public Register of Psychologists.
Persons who have obtained a higher education diploma for the acquisition of an accredited bachelor's study programme and an accredited master's study programme in psychology of at least 200 credits (at least one of these programmes must be a professional study programme) may be entered in the psychological register.
Maximum period (in working days):
A decision regarding registration shall be taken within one month from the date of receipt of the application.
Process description
Documents and forms
Other information
Related Services
Redress options
Appeal: Ministry of Education and Science (Vaļņu iela 2, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia).

Foreign economic operators in addition can also benefit from using alternative dispute resolution mechanism (
If a psychologist has obtained a degree or professional qualification before 26 December 2000, he or she may apply with an application to the Academic Information Centre, where the previously acquired higher education or qualifications will be assimilated to the degrees and professional qualifications specified in the Law on Higher Education.

If the education/qualification of a psychologist does not comply with the requirements of the Psychologist Law, the psychologist may recognise the results of studies achieved in previous education or professional experience by submitting a submission to the higher education regarding the recognition of the results of the studies achieved.
As from 1 January 2020, professional activities may only be carried out by psychologists registered in the Register of Psychologists.
Laws and regulations
Psihologu likums
(Saeima; likumi; 1/1/2018)
Psihologu noteikumi
(Ministru kabinets; noteikumi; 301; 6/1/2018)
Psihologu sertifikācijas padomes nolikums
(Ministru kabinets; noteikumi; 302; 6/1/2018)
Service references
Izglītības kvalitātes valsts dienests
Contact details: Rīga, Smilšu iela 7, LV-1050, Tālr. 67222504, E-pasts:
Information about service restored: 01.11.2021