RN QUICK GUIDE: Facts about the DOH-Abu Dhabi exam that you should not miss!


Updated on March 16, 2022

DOH as a healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi

The Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD), now known as the Department of Health Abu Dhabi (DOH Abu Dhabi), is an authorized regulatory body of the Healthcare Sector in Abu Dhabi. The DOH is facing a massive health care shortage as the UAE's population is expected to increase from 9.4 million people in mid-2017 to 11.06 million by 2030, based on the World Bank study. This approaching situation made the Emirate hire more health care professionals in or outside the parameters of the UAE.

What do you need to know about the DOH HAAD exam application?

For over decades, the DOH Abu Dhabi examination has been required to be taken by local and foreign medical professionals who want to work in Abu Dhabi. This exam is a prerequisite for an individual to gain a license.

With the massive demand for medical professionals in the UAE, lots of foreign ex-pats now have the urge to apply for the DOH Abu Dhabi Exam but are not well informed. We will share 6 essential facts to give you a better idea about the DOH Abu Dhabi exam application.

FACT #1: All Medical professionals are catered for the DOH Abu Dhabi Application

All Medical professionals can apply to the DOH Application. As long as you meet all the requirements and qualifications needed for the exam application, you can sit for the examination. Once passed, you can obtain your medical license under your employer in Abu Dhabi. NEAC consultants can assist you in finding out if you are qualified.

FACT #2: DOH Abu Dhabi Application can be processed online

You don’t have to visit the UAE and apply personally to the licensing authority to process your exam application for DOH Abu Dhabi. Application for this exam is possible and NEAC has assisted tens of thousands of medical professionals with the application process.

FACT #3: Various testing sites for DOH Abu Dhabi exam is available internationally

Pearson vue has different test centers internationally. Applicants from various countries worldwide will register, schedule, and sit for the exams in their home countries or the nearest testing site available for examination.

FACT #4: Exam retakes are possible for DOH Abu Dhabi exam

Like other exams, retakes are possible for the DOH Abu Dhabi exam. But an applicant subject for exam retake must take specific steps to be eligible again to take the examination. We are here to assist you with these steps in case you need to retake the exam.

FACT #5: DOH Abu Dhabi Dataflow report can be transferred to other Licensing Authority

DOH Abu Dhabi Dataflow report can transfer and reciprocate to other Middle East licensure applications such as DHA, OMSB, MOPH, MOH, and NHRA dataflow reports and even vice versa. If an applicant already has a Dataflow report issued to the stated exam application above. It can be processed along with the accounts and proof of documents of the applicants’ Dataflow report.

FACT #6: USRNs and ASCPi passers with an active license can apply for DOH Abu Dhabi examination exemption

Yes! You read it right! USRNs and ASCPi passers with an active license (not expired or lapsed) are eligible for the DOH exam exemption. Once your DOH Abu Dhabi exam exemption is approved, then your new employer can link your application to the DOH Abu Dhabi regulatory body for your license issuance.

TAKE NOTE: You will have more leverage than the other medical professionals seeking to be employed overseas once you pass these stages.  Because employers are looking for applicants who are already passers and at the same time you will also have the upper hand to negotiate your terms with the agencies and pay less placement fee or other fees etc.

Foreign health care professionals who want to pursue their career in Abu Dhabi are required by the Department of Health Abu Dhabi to meet relevant qualifications and licensing requirements. To know if you are qualified for the DOH Abu Dhabi exam, you can email us at neac@medexamcenter.com or click the button below to learn more!

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  • Already having activated dha license (medical laboratory technolist) and ascpi. Don’t Want to convert my dha into haad, rather need haad license separately. Am I exempted from test?

    Adnan Mustafa

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