Security guard technician


If you have already registered an establishment in another EU/EEA country, you have the freedom to provide services on a temporary and occasional basis, without an obligation to register an establishment in Croatia.

In that case, you need to send an e-statement directly to the competent authority to , with a photograph or a scan of the following data or documents (signed but not stamped):

  • proof of registration of an establishment in another EU/EEA country and proof that there is no prohibition of professional activity at the time the certificate is issued
  • proof of professional qualifications
  • proof that the person has worked as a security guard technician for at least one year within the past 10 years (only if the profession, vocational training and professional development are not regulated in the Member State of the establishment).


In case you have a registered establishment in another EU/EEA country, you are allowed to provide services as a natural person on a permanent basis if you register the establishment and submit the following documents:

  • proof of qualifications (secondary technical school of at least 3 years)
  • professional exam for a security guard technician
  • authorisation to carry out the activities of a security guard technician issued by an EU/EEA country
  • medical certificate
  • proof of knowledge of the Croatian language

Recognition of qualification

Application for the recognition of qualification is submitted to with the edition of sending documentation as with the registration of establishment, and:

  • proof of acquiring conditions for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications (proof of competence, proof of education/professional qualification)



Application (for sending photographed or scanned documentation; signed but not stamped)

Competent authority and regulations

Ministry of Interior affairs

Ulica Grada Vukovara 33, 10 000 Zagreb

+385 1 6122 111

Private Security Act (OG 16/20 and 114/22)

Ordinance on the conditions and manner of taking the examination of professional competence for a security guard technician and the examination programme (OG 161/04 and 87/08)


Decision on the authorisation to carry out the activities of a security guard technician

Deadline: 30 days

Legal remedies

Possibility of initiating an administrative dispute before the administrative court within 30 days from the day of the delivery of the decision

Last updated on 8 December 2022 

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