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Right to perform an independent psychologist's professional
activity is attested by registration in the Register of Psychologists and by a psychologist's certification in at least one of the 6 fields of professional activity: education and school psychology, psychology of work and organisations, clinical and health psychology, legal psychology, consultative psychology, military psychology.

Process description

  1. Submission of documents for the certification of a psychologist
    In order to receive a psychologist's certificate, such documents shall be submitted to the State Education Quality Service for the sorting of the psychologist certification examination specified in the field of professional activity:
    a submission for obtaining a psychologist's certificate;
    a description of the professional activity and documents attesting to the professional activity of the person;
    a statement by a psychologist-monitor regarding the supervision of a person and a description of the monitoring process;
    analysis of two cases of professional practice, taking into account the expected field of professional activity of a psychologist.

    For more information: Tel. +371 67367200, +371 67367200, email:

    State fee for issuing of certificate (also for the renewal) – 10 EUR;

    The State fee shall be transferred to the Education Quality Service account (Reg. No. 90001259032, State Treasury of Latvia TRELLV22, LV03TREL1060150929900) before receiving of certificate.

    Fee for testing psychologist for certification: €200 shall be paid into the account of the State Education Quality Service (Reg. No. 90001259032, State Treasury of Latvia TRELLV22, LV39TREL215017302000B) before taking a test.

  2. Verification of information
    The Commission shall ascertain whether all the necessary documents have been submitted and the person complies with the requirements specified in Section 9 of the Psychologist Law for the completion of the certification examination. If a person has not submitted all the necessary documents or the documents submitted are incomplete, the psychologist certification commission shall ask the person to rectify the deficiencies within a specified time period.

  3. Sorting a certification test
    The person arrives at the invitation of the Psychologgs Certification Commission for the completion of the examination. If, for justifiable reasons, a person does not come to the certification test, she shall have the right to complete the certification examination at another time specified by the commission. If a person does not arrive for a certification examination without a valid reason, the fee for the certification examination shall not be repaid.

  4. Adoption of the opinion of the Certification Commission
    The Commission shall, within two working days of the examination of the certification, evaluate the results of the examination in the 10-party system in accordance with the evaluation criteria and shall draw up an opinion on the granting of a psychologist's certificate or on the refusal to grant a psychologist's certificate. A certification examination or re-certification has been completed if, after the distribution of the total amount of assessments awarded by all members of the commission (who participate in the evaluation), a person has received at least six parties.
    The Commission shall, within five working days of the date of the certification examination, submit the report to the Psychologist Certification Board.

  5. Adoption of a decision of the Board of Certification
    Within seven working days, the Board for the Certification of Psychologists shall take a decision regarding the granting of a psychologist's certificate or regarding the refusal to grant a psychologist's certificate.

  6. Issuance of a psychologist certificate and entering information in the register
    The State Education Quality Service shall register the information regarding the certification of a psychologist in the Register of Psychologists in State Education information system:

    State Education Quality Service issue a psychologist certificate.

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