The Danish title “autoriseret psykolog” (authorised psychologist) is a protected title in Denmark. Therefore in order to use the Danish title you have to have been granted authorisation by the Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice.
You will need this:
Application for authorisation requires the completion of an application form, which contains general information, and documentation from the applicant for the completion of the supplementary, practical education. The board has made available both application form as well as forms for documentation of practical experience and supervision.
The forms are available on the website in both Danish and English as well as examples on how to fill out the forms:
The application form and forms for documentation should be uploaded via our secure online contact form via the "Start"-button.
The contact form is only available in Danish. Therefore it is also possible to send the application and documentation to **email@example.com**. (Note that it is not a secure email.)
For information on how to pursuit permanent work in Denmark using the title “psykolog” and how to declare temporary or occasional pursuit as a (non authorised) psychologist in Denmark, we refer to the information on the regulations of work as a “psychologist”. Read more via the following links.
The fee is currently DKK 1500 for authorization as a psychologist.
The fee for handling an application for authorisation as a psychologist is currently DKK 1650.
The fee is required upon application.
For information about how to pay the fee read **here**
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.
To read more about recognition of professional qualifications as a psychologist from abroad read the section “Psychologist”.
Authorisation is not mandatory for the practice of psychology in Denmark, but it is requested within certain areas of work.
You can find the Boards guidelines for the practical education (Authorisation Scheme) here:
An authorised psychologist is obliged to fulfill the duties within the act on the rights, duties etc. of psychologists (psykologeloven)
The Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice supervises the professional work of authorised psychologists in Denmark. You can read more on the Boards **webpage.**
You can find the Boards guidelines (in Danish) for professional work by authorised psychologists **here**
The average processing time for authorisation applications is 8 weeks at this point.
In case of rejection
Decisions of the Secretariat of the Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice may be brought to the members of the Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice. The members of the Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice will then decide whether or not they will access the decision of the Secretariat.
The decision of the Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice cannot be appealed to another administrative authority in Denmark.
The Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice has a list of all authorised psychologists in Denmark. You can find the list **here**