National requirements Cyprus



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  • Psychology education

In order to qualify as a registered psychologist in Cyprus three cycles of training are required, as per below:

1. Bachelors in Psychology (4 years fulltime if completed within national borders) and,
2. At least 2 years of full-time post-graduate specialist training at the Masters or Doctoral level in one of five approved fields of professional psychology and,
3. Supervised practical training of at least 1000 hours in the specialist field of professional psychology (of which at least 500 hours must be integrated within the post-graduate program prior to leaving the University).
Note: Cyprus follows the Bologna agreement regarding three distinct cycles of education i.e. Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral level.

  • Programmes that meet EuroPsy requirements

Each application to the Cyprus NAC is assessed on a case-by-case basis as there is great variability across applicants. However, graduates from the following national post-graduate training programs have individually applied for and met EuroPsy requirements. 

Name of University City MA/MSc Degree Programmes
University of Cyprus Nicosia MA in School Psychology
University of Neapolis Pafos MSc in Counselling Psychology
  • Supervised practice arrangements (for the EuroPsy Certificate)

In terms of duration, only 1000 supervised practical training hours in a specialist field are required for national registration (of which at least 500 hours must be completedprior to leaving the University). Other important aspects ofthe supervised practice experience required for EuroPsy certification (such as content, the targeted professional competences, frequency of supervision, and the level ofsupervisor) are not regulated by national standards; they are decided by each University program.

  • Arrangements for training of supervisors

Universities offering integrated courses where the supervised practice is arranged by the university 
as part of the course, also take the responsibility to provide training and support to supervisors 
in ways that increase the quality of the supervision services provided.

  • Recognition of title

The title “psychologist” is not legally protected.

  • License to practise

The practice of psychology is legally regulated in Cyprus, more information here

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

No national CPD requirements for licensure renewal. Each licensed/registered psychologist takes the responsibility to decide on their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).Multiple opportunities for CPD are typically offered within national borders via universities, institutions, associations etc.