Social workers

Recognition of qualifications

A request for recognition of qualifications is submitted at along with the following documents:

  • proof of qualifications
  • proof of citizenship
  • diploma supplements for all levels of acquired qualification
  • certificate of passed professional exam
  • certificate of impunity of the home country
  • proof of professional experience
  • proof of professional development and training


EUR 331.81 for the general system of recognition of EEA qualifications

EUR 464.53 for the general system of recognition of third country qualifications

Payment via online banking

IBAN: HR59 2390 0011 1005 7225 5

Reference number: OIB of the applicant

The purpose of the payment: Recognition of foreign qualifications

User: Name and surname

Application (e-address 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 Social Workers

Ilica 35, 10 000 Zagreb

+385 1 7988 574

Law on Social Work Activity (OG 16/19, 18/22)

Policy on the conditions for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications for the performance of a regulated profession – social worker for the purpose of business establishment in the Republic of Croatia (OG 148/22)

Policy on the procedure for recognizing the right to perform social work activities


Decision on recognition of the right to perform social work activities

Deadline: 30 days

Legal remedies

You may submit a complaint within 30 days to the competent Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia in Zagreb, Split, Osijek or Rijeka.

Last updated on 23 January 2023

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