If you already have a registered establishment in another EU/EEA country, you are free to provide services on an occasional and temporary basis, without the obligation to register your establishment in Croatia with the Croatian Chamber of Psychotherapists and to wait for prior verification.

In such case, you shall send every year e-statement to Point of Single Contact or directly to and send the following photographed or scanned documentation:

  • proof of citizenship
  • proof of establishment in EU/EEA country for the purpose of exercising psychotherapy profession and it is necessary that in the moment of the issuing of the certificate a person does not have temporary or permanent prohibition to perform such profession
  • proof that an applicant has performed psychotherapy profession at least for a year during the last ten years, in case that psychological profession has not been regulated in the country of the registered establishment
  • proof of qualification (diploma)
  • proof of clean criminal record


If you are established in EU/EEA country, you are free, as a natural or legal person, to provide services on a permanent basis, upon registration of the establishment in Croatia and delivery of the following documents:

  • proof of citizenship
  • proof of completion of the formal education
  • additional certificate about the study and the curriculum
  • proof of professional qualification and certificate of competence
  • certificate from the origin country that confirms that it has not been forbidden to an applicant to perform profession or activities, in the moment of the issuance of the certificate
  • proof on professional experience
  • proof of the necessary knowledge of Croatian language for performing the profession (C1)
  • recognition of the qualification (EUR 150)
  • membership in the professional chamber (registration fee: EUR 39.81 & monthly membership fee EUR 13.27)

Recognition of qualifications 

You shall file the request for the recognition of qualification and send to

  • proof of citizenship
  • proof of qualification (diploma)
  • additional certificates (diploma appendix, educational plan, and curriculum)
  • proof of completion of an internship, if it has been performed
  • proof of passed professional exam, in case such exam has been passed
  • proof on professional experience
  • proof on competences
  • for the candidates who have already acquired the qualification in a third country certificate for at least 3 years of professional experience in the member state that has acknowledged professional qualification acquired in the third country (for the candidates who have professional experience and have acquired qualification in the member state)
  • proof of membership in the foreign psychotherapy chamber if an applicant has such membership and such chamber exists
  • other documents (marriage certificate or decision of the competent body for persons who changed their name and/or surname, etc.)


EUR 39.81 for chamber registration fee (only in cases with business origin)

EUR 13.27 for monthly chamber membership fee

Payment via online banking

IBAN: HR3924020061100956407

Reference number: OIB (Croatian personal identification number) of the member

The purpose of the payment: chamber registration fee or/and annual chamber membership fee

User: Croatian Chamber of Psychotherapists, Trg Drage Iblera 9/5, Zagreb

Application (for sending photographed or scanned documents; signed, without a stamp)

Competent authority and regulations

Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy

Ulica grada Vukovara 78, 10 000 Zagreb

+385 1 555 7039

Croatian Chamber of Psychotherapists

Trg Drage Iblera 9/5, Zagreb

Psychotherapy Activity Act (OG 18/22)


Decision on admission to the membership of the Croatian Chamber of Psychotherapists

Decision on the issuance, renewal and revocation of decisions on the recognition of the right to practice psychotherapy

Deadline: 30 days

Legal remedies

No appeal is allowed against the Decision on admission to the membership of HKPT and the Decision on the issuance, renewal and revocation of decisions on the recognition of the right to practice psychotherapy. However, an administrative dispute may by filing a lawsuit with the Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia competent for the plaintiff’s residence, within 30 days of receiving the Decision.

Last updated on 8 December 2022

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