Conditions for granting the licence for psychological activities in private psychological practice and group private psychological practice
A person wishing to perform psychological activity in private psychological practice should meet the following requirements:
A psychologist wishing to open a private practice should submit a request for the issuance of decision on private practice to the Chamber. The same should be accompanied by evidence of experience in performing the psychological activity, the medical certificate of psychophysical ability to determine the work ability, other documents and evidence that support the information provided in the request.
Psychologists who wish to perform psychological activity in a group private psychological practice attach a group practice contract that must contain at least:
The Special Committee of the Chamber will examine whether the applicant meets the prescribed conditions for space and equipment. After a completed inspection, a written record of compliance with the conditions for space and equipment shall be submitted to the Chambers.
If the applicant fulfils the prescribed conditions for conducting private practice, the Chamber will issue a decision on the granting of a license to conduct psychological activity in private practice.
Private practice is registered in the Directory of Psychologists who conduct private practice and a directory of group psychological practice, conducted in the Chamber.
Based on the aforementioned Decision, the psychologist may begin to perform private practice.
Fee: registration of private psychological practice HRK 700.00
E-payment account number:
user: Croatian Psychological Chamber
account number: HR1123600001101712980
model and call number: HR67 OIB (PIN – personal identification number)
purpose of remittance: costs of registration of private psychological practice
Regular payment of membership fee and other obligations towards the Chamber.
A psychologist who performs psychological activity in a private psychological practice is obliged to ensure that he or she is responsible for the damage he or she may have done to third parties by performing such private psychological activities.
A psychologist performing private psychological practice has the right to use facsimile, which usually contains his/her name and academic title (e.g. psychology professor, graduate psychologist, master of psychology) and may include a professional title and a scientific and teaching title.
A psychologist who employs employees in private psychological practice should register the same in the Chamber within 8 days of the employment relationship with them.
A psychologist performing private psychological practice has the right to advertise his/her activity in accordance with the provisions of the Ordinance on the manner of work advertising and the manner of highlighting the title of psychologist who is performing a private practice.
Because of a justified reason, a psychologist performing private psychological practice may suspend the business, which is to be notified to the Chamber. The notice shall state the reason and duration of the temporary suspension of the business.
E-PROCEDURE for opening a private psychological practice:
e-mail address to which you may send the complete documentation: email@example.com
title of the message: e-request – A unique contact point
Competent body and regulations:
Croatian Psychological Chamber
Selska cesta 90 A, 10000 Zagreb
Tel.: +385 (0) 1 3014 001
Psychological Activity Act (Official Gazette 47/03)
Ordinance on Issuing and Withdrawing Approvals for Private Practice (http://www.psiholoska-komora.hr/71)
Ordinance on the manner of work advertising and the manner of highlighting the title of private practice (http://www.psiholoska-komora.hr/70)
Approval for carrying out the activities:
An appeal against this decision may be submitted to the competent Ministry within 15 days of the delivery of such Decision.
The appeal is submitted through the Croatian Psychological Chamber, Zagreb, Selska cesta 90A.