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Authorisation as a Psychologist

Psychologists in Denmark can apply for authorisation in accordance with the act on the rights and duties of psychologists.

Authorisation is not mandatory for the practice of psychology in Denmark, but it is requested within certain areas of work.

Authorisation can be granted to any person, who has:

1) graduated from a Danish university with a degree in psychology and

2) who has thereafter completed a supplementary, practical education of two years according to the regulations set down by the Supervisory Board.

Do you have a Degree in Psychology from abroad?

Persons with a degree equivalent to the Danish degree in psychology from a university outside Denmark, can also apply for authorisation provided they have completed the supplementary two years of practical education after graduation and provided that they have applied first to the Supervisory Board for recognition of their qualifications from abroad.

For information regarding the recognition of foreign qualifications in psychology please see the section: Professional qualifications as a psychologist from abroad.

What are the conditions to be authorised as a psychologist?

For information about the conditions to be authorised as a psychologist please read the Authorisation Scheme. 

The Authorisation Scheme is only available in Danish at the moment.

You can find the Scheme here.

How do I apply for authorisation?

Application for authorisation requires the completion of an application form, which contains general information, a copy of your Danish cand.psych. diploma or the Board's decision of recognition of your foreign qualifications and documentation from the applicant for the completion of the supplementary, practical education.

It also requires payment of a fee which is currently DKK 1650.

The fee is for handling the application and is required upon application. 

The fee can be transfered to the Boards account:

Registration number: 0216

Account number: 4069201946

Write your full name and make sure it matches the name on your application in order for us to identify your payment.      

Payment from abroad can be made via:

Iban-number: DK9002164069201946



Application form and forms for documentation of completion of the practical education

The Danish Supervisory Board has made both application form as well as forms for documentation of practical experience and supervision available. You can find the forms in Danish here.

The forms will soon be available in English.

  • Application form
  • Occupation - employee
  • Occupation - self-employed/private practice
  • Supervision - English
  • Personal Psychotherapy

Send your application for authorisation 

When you are ready to apply for authorisation we recommend that you upload your application and documentation via our secure online contact form: 

Send application

Sidst opdateret 05.03.2024

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