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Certification of psychologists
Selected Organization: Izglītības kvalitātes valsts dienests
Brief description:
Right to perform an independent psychologist's professional
activity is attested by registration in the Register of Psychologists and by a psychologist's certification in at least one of the 6 fields of professional activity: education and school psychology, psychology of work and organisations, clinical and health psychology, legal psychology, consultative psychology, military psychology.
An examination shall be completed for the first acquisition of a psychologist's certificate. In order to sort a psychologist's certification test, there are:
be registered in the Register of Psychologists;
the professional activity of a psychologist must have been performed under the supervision of a psychologist-supervisor in the field of professional activity of a psychologist for at least one year with a working load of at least 500 hours a year (until application for certification);
the monitoring of a person by a psychologist-monitor (not less than 25 academic hours per year individually or at least 50 academic hours per year if monitoring is carried out in the group) must be performed;
payment for sorting the test must be made.
Maximum period (in working days):
A person shall receive an invitation to a certification examination not later than two weeks before the date of the certification examination.
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 (
One psychologist can get a certificate in several areas. The psychologist's certificate shall be issued for seven years.
From 1 January 2020, a psychologist shall be entitled to perform professional activities if he or she is registered in the Register of Psychologists. From 1 January 2020, certified psychologists are entitled to work independently, but psychologists registered in the Register of Psychologists may continue to work without a psychologist's certificate by entering into a contract with the psychologist supervisor.
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