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Get Registered: The Comprehensive Guide to Obtain your DHA License

 DHA is known as Dubai Health Authority, this is the primary health body in the emirate of Dubai. Every healthcare professional work in Dubai required to obtain DHA license. 


Dubai: The DHA or the Dubai Health Authority license is not restricted to any specific group of healthcare professionals. However, eligibility is determined based on the skills, qualifications and experience of the applicant. Acquiring a DHA license is one of the crucial step for health professionals who wishes to practice in Dubai. This blog provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of obtaining a DHA license.

Who all are eligible to apply for DHA license?

Professional health experts like doctors, surgeons and much more are eligible to avail a DHA license. The detailed list includes:
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Traditional Medicine experts
  • Alternative Medicine Specialists
  • Surgical Specialists and Surgeons
 Before starting with the application, the potential applicants must perform the eligibility check. The DHA’s Health Regulation Department is solely responsible for licensing healthcare professionals. The qualified applicants can proceed for the further licensing procedures.

What are the requirements to apply for a DHA license?

The documents required to apply for your DHA license are: 
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of visa and Emirates ID
  • Passport sized colored photographs
  • Experience certificate
  • Certificate of good standing which should not be older than 6 months
  • Last two years Logbook for surgical specialties
  • Verification result of qualification/Experience/registration related to the position as per the PQR requirements
  • CBT assessment result if required

 What is a CBT Assessment:

Certain healthcare professionals, mainly doctors, dentists and nurses may require to take an initial Computer-based Test assessment which is shortly known as CBT assessment. Prometric, an independent examination board, conducts this DHA license exam to access applicant’s knowledge and skill levels. Once you pass this CBT assessment and the Primary Source Verification (PSV), you can register further for your licensing procedure. 

What is the procedure that a healthcare professional needs to undergo to get DHA license?

First of all the applicant need to undergo the eligibility check. After that The applicant must complete the self-assessment along with the Sheryan Account Creation. Later on the PSV and CBT assessment happens. Once the assessments are done, Registration following with the Oral assessment for DHA licensing needs to be completed. Finally once you undergo all these stages, applicant can activate the DHA Professional license. Your license is valid for an year and must be renewed. Applicants can apply for the renewal three months prior to the expiry date. 

A word to conclude….

Obtaining a DHA license will always be a milestone to the professionals. It allows healthcare professionals to contribute and showcase there skills to the health sector of Dubai as well as UAE. Fimkin will always be proud to be a part of this milestone achievement. With the right choice and right preparation, you can easily complete the procedures of DHA licensing.