Psychotherapists

First option: FREEDOM TO PROVIDE CROSS-BORDER SERVICES

If you are established in EU/EEA country, you have freedom to provide services on temporary and occasional basis, without obligation of establishment in Croatia, mandatory membership in Croatian Chamber of Psychotherapists and without a prior check.

An online declaration is sent in the mentioned case to the Point of Single Contact or directly to the competent authority at tajnistvo@hkpt.hr (Croatian Chamber of Psychotherapist), along with a photo or a scan of the following documents (signed, without a stamp):

  • proof of establishment in EU/EEA country
  • a diploma or certificate of completed studies
  • a diploma or certificate of completed psychotherapy training
  • certificate of completed propaedeutics of psychotherapy (for counseling therapists, if necessary)
  • European certificate in psychotherapy ECP (if a person has it – it is not required)

If EU/EEA nationals do not provide the required documents, a competent authority will check their data via the Internal Market Information System (IMI).

Second option: FREEDOM TO ESTABLISH

If you are established in EU/EEA country, you as a physical or legal person have freedom to provide services on a permanent basis, provided that you register in the Directory kept by the Croatian Chamber of Psychotherapists and submit the following documents:

  • a diploma or certificate of completed studies
  • a diploma or certificate of completed psychotherapy training
  • certificate of completed propaedeutics of psychotherapy (for counseling therapists, if necessary)
  • European certificate in psychotherapy ECP (if a person has it – not required)

Request for issuing a permit for independent psychotherapeutic work

  • Personal data statement
  • Registration of psychotherapy services for a company, craft or contract with another legal or physical person authorized to provide psychotherapy services

If EU/EEA nationals do not provide the required documents, a competent authority will check their data via the Internal Market Information System (IMI).


Recognition of qualifications

Depending on the basic higher education qualification possessed by the psychotherapist, A request for recognition of qualifications is submitted to the body responsible for recognizing qualifications for a certain regulated or unregulated profession, according to an automatic or general system (depending on the qualification possessed by the psychotherapist). For additional information, you can contact the Croatian Chamber of Psychotherapists at tajnistvo@hkpt.hr.


Fees

300 HRK for chamber registration fee (only in cases with business origin)

600 HRK for annual 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, Maksimirska 51a, Zagreb


Prijava

tajnistvo@hkpt.hr (for sending photographed or scanned documents; signed, without a stamp)

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Competent authority and regulations

Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy

Ulica grada Vukovara 78, 10 000 Zagreb

+385 1 555 7039

info@mrosp.hr

Croatian Chamber of Psychotherapists

Maksimirska 51a, Zagreb

+385 994922307

tajnistvo@hkpt.hr

Psychotherapy Activity Act (OG 64/18)

Ordinance on the manner of advertising and displaying the names of private practices of psychotherapists and counseling therapists, conditions of space and equipment for the work of psychotherapists and counseling psychotherapists and the manner of keeping and storing documentation (OG 4/21)


Authorization

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

Decision on issuing a permit for independent performance of psychotherapy activities

Deadline: 30 days


Legal remedies

No appeal is allowed against the Decision on admission to the membership of HKPT and the Decision on issuance a permit, but 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 20 November 2021

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