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The eligibility criteria for all healthcare professional licensing categories (listed below) within DHCC are filtered based on the type of qualifications obtained and the countries they were obtained from.
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*All material is subject to change without notifications. It is the licensee/applicant’s responsibility to review the latest updates and changes
DHCA exam is not applicable to all licensing categories. Kindly review the DHCA licensing guidelines above to know if an exam is required or not.
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Payment needs to be completed online during the registration process on the Prometric website. Please note:
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All Healthcare Professiona ls (HCPs) at Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) must obtain a license from Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory (DHCA - Regulations), an independent regulatory arm responsible for licensing healthcare providers and professionals, and setting and maintaining international best practice in healthcare delivery and patient care within the free zone.
The DHCA - Regulations licensing department conducts Primary Source Verification, an in-house process through which HCPs’ credentials are verified for authenticity and accuracy from the issuer. The department is responsible for ensuring that licensing of HCPs is carried out in accordance with regulations.
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|Good Standing||Primary Source Verification||License Status Confirmation|
Urgent: 1000 AED
Regular: 500 AED
|500 AED||1000 AED|
Urgent: 2 working days
Regular: 10 Working days
|10 Working days||10 Working days|
* Second Copies, change in details, and change license status will require second payment
** All letters do not require Healthcare Operators Approval
For renewal policy, requirements, and recognized Continuing Professional Development credits, click
|Professional Category||Minimum CPD points required|
|Medical ( General, Specialist, Consultant)||80|
|Dental (General, Specialist, Consultant)||50|
|Registered Nurse / Registered Midwife||30|
|Allied Health Technicians/ Assistants||20|
|Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)||30|
For additional employer policy
|Professional Title||Number of employer|
|Mental Health Nurse||2|
|Couple and Family Counselor||2|
|Nuclear Medicine Technologist||2|
|Plaster/ Cast Technician||2|
|Sleep Laboratory Technologist||2|
Gap in clinical practice is the Absence from clinical practice from three (3) to five (5) years at the time of DHCA application submission.
Please refer to the Gap in practice policy to further details.
Yes it is mandatory! The purpose for obtaining approval is to ensure accuracy and integrity concerning the advertisement of services provided by licensed operators in DHCC and in accordance to Ministry of Health (MOH) regulations. Please to download the Advertising Policy.
A DHCC operator or Professionals can apply for approval by submitting an online application with the required documents below:
Please to download the Advertising Policy.
Please click for the Education Permit Operators Guide.
Please click for the DHCA - Regulations Approved Practice Setting Standards.
Please click for the DHCA - Regulations Continuous Professional Development Standards.
Please click for Quick Reference Guide for conducting Research in DHCC.
Please click for the Research Permit Operators Guide.