TrueProfile.io will make things easy for you by breaking down the Bahrain Health Professional licensing process into 5 easy-to-follow steps.

5 Steps in Getting Licensed as a Health Professional in Bahrain
5 Easy Steps to get that License

Briefly, this is for OFWs who have already been accepted by a prospective employer. The prospective employer will have also provided you with an application package and will usually act as your sponsor.

In March 2017, the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) of Bahrain partnered with the DataFlow Group to implement Primary Source Verification (PSV) for all non-Bahraini applicants. You would need to get your documents verified with DataFlow or TrueProfile.io first before applying for a license. If you want to get ahead of the competition, a TrueProof PSV Report is the best way to do this. To get your PSV report, click here.

1. Submit your application online

You need to submit your application online via the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) – Bahrain’s website. Sign up to their website (please see this guide for further details), and once you have successfully logged in, you can then begin your application. Prepare the application submission fee amounting to 20 Bahraini Dinar (US$53).

2. Required documents

The required documents are, generally speaking, the usual ones that you prepare when applying for a job abroad. Please see the list below:

– The job offer or an offer letter from your prospective employer

– Passport-size photo with white background (1 piece)

– Photocopy of your Passport page (with your information)

– College/University Diploma

– College/University Transcript of Records – attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Bahraini Embassy

– Your Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) license (if you are licensed in any other countries, you will also need to include a copy of your license there as well)

– Your Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) license (if you are licensed in any other countries, you will also need to include a copy of your license there as well)

– Good Standing Certificate issued by the licensing authority of the country where you last practiced your profession (should not be older than 6 months)

– Copy of your Resumé/C.V.

– Work experience certificate/s

3. Bahrain Licensure Examination

Once your application has gone through the verification process and evaluated, you will receive an email from NHRA to let you know whether you need to take the Bahrain Licensure Examination (BLE) or if you are exempt from it. If you need to take the exam, you will be given an eligibility code. Use the eligibility code to register for the BLE – please note that it is valid for 3 months and is for single-use only. An eligibility code can be reused if an applicant failed the exam. In this instance, it will be reactivated.

Take the BLE and wait for the results. Take note that you can only take the exam with the approval of the NHRA. Without authorisation, results will not be accepted for licensure. Previous Prometric results are not acceptable. A pass mark for Nurses is 50% or above, whilst it is set at 60% for Physicians, Dentists, Pharmacists, and Optometrists.

4. Upload the BLE report

Once you get the results of the BLE, upload a copy of your examination report together with your online application. If you pass the exam, your license processing is complete. The process is the same for those who are exempt from it. If you are exempt from the BLE, you will be issued a letter addressed to the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA). If your application (after you upload the passing results) passed, you will also get this letter. Once you get your work permit from the LMRA, you need to upload your copy of your CPR, a Health Fitness certificate issued by a licensed facility in Bahrain, and if requested, a Ministry of Education Equalization certificate.

5. Pay online

Pay online. You will get a notice to pay once all your papers have been processed. You will then get a notice that your license is ready for collection. Get your license, and you can now practice your profession in Bahrain. Congratulations!

5 Steps in Getting Licensed as a Health Professional in Bahrain
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