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.
In accordance with the act on the rights and duties of psychologists, the Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice (Psykolognaevnet) is the competent authority to grant authorisation to psychologists. Authorisation can be granted to any person, who has graduated from a Danish university with a degree in psychology and who has thereafter completed a supplementary, practical education of two years according to the regulations set down by the Supervisory Board.
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: Recognition of foreign qualifications.
Regarding the supplementary two years of practical education the following conditions can be informed: