5 Steps in Getting Licensed as a Health Professional in Bahrain
<h2>TrueProfile.io will make things easy for you by breaking down the Bahrain Health Professional <a href="http://www.nhra.bh/SitePages/View.aspx?PageId=21" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">licensing process</a> into 5 easy-to-follow steps.</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image alignnone size-large size-full wp-image-4057"><img loading="lazy" width="1000" height="667" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/shutterstock_1704383935-1.jpg" alt="5 Steps in Getting Licensed as a Health Professional in Bahrain" class="wp-image-9473" title="5 Steps in Getting Licensed as a Health Professional in Bahrain" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/shutterstock_1704383935-1.jpg 1000w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/shutterstock_1704383935-1-300x200.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/shutterstock_1704383935-1-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /><figcaption>5 Easy Steps to get that License</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">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.</span></p> <p>In March 2017, the <a href="http://www.nhra.bh/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">National Health Regulatory Authority</a> (NHRA) of Bahrain partnered with the <a href="https://corp.dataflowgroup.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">DataFlow Group</a> to implement <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/get-verified" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Primary Source Verification (PSV)</a> for <a href="http://saudi.shafaqna.com/EN/SA/3228102" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">all non-Bahraini applicants</a>. You would need to get your <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/psv-documents-medical-staff-critical/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">documents</a> verified with DataFlow or <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">TrueProfile.io</a> 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, <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/register" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">click here</a>.</p> <h2>1. Submit your application online</h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You need to <strong>submit your application online</strong> via the </span><a href="https://www.nhra.bh/Departments/HCP/?page=68" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) &#8211; Bahrain’s website</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Sign up to their website (please see this </span><a href="https://www.nhra.bh/Departments/HCP/MediaHandler/GenericHandler/documents/departments/HCP/Applications/HCP%2000x_Guideline_NHRA%20Healthcare%20Professionals%20Licensing%20Online%20Applicattion%20Guide.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">guide</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> 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). </span></p> <h2>2. Required documents</h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The </span><a href="https://www.nhra.bh/Departments/HCP/MediaHandler/GenericHandler/documents/departments/HCP/Applications/New%20license%20applicatio%20for%20Non-Bahrainis.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">required documents</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> are, generally speaking, the usual ones that you prepare when applying for a job abroad. Please see the list below:</span></p> <p>&#8211; The job offer or an offer letter from your prospective employer</p> <p>&#8211; Passport-size photo with white background (1 piece)</p> <p>&#8211; Photocopy of your Passport page (with your information)</p> <p>&#8211; College/University Diploma</p> <p>&#8211; College/University Transcript of Records – attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Bahraini Embassy</p> <p>&#8211; 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)</p> <p>&#8211; 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)</p> <p>&#8211; Good Standing Certificate issued by the licensing authority of the country where you last practiced your profession (should not be older than 6 months)</p> <p>&#8211; Copy of your Resumé/C.V.</p> <p>&#8211; Work experience certificate/s</p> <p></p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large" id="Bahrain-Health-Professional-License"><img loading="lazy" width="1000" height="637" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/shutterstock_271979366-1.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-9474" title="Bahrain Health Professional License" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/shutterstock_271979366-1.jpg 1000w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/shutterstock_271979366-1-300x191.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/shutterstock_271979366-1-768x489.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /></figure> <h2>3. Bahrain Licensure Examination</h2> <p>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 <strong>take the Bahrain Licensure Examination (BLE)</strong> or if you are exempt from it. If you need to take the exam, you will be given an eligibility code. <strong>Use the eligibility code to register for the BLE</strong> &#8211; 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.</p> <p><b>Take the </b><a href="https://www.nhra.bh/Departments/HCP/MediaHandler/GenericHandler/documents/departments/HCP/Applications/Licensure%20examination.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><b>BLE</b></a><b> and wait for the results</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Take note that you can only take the exam </span><b>with the approval</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> 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.</span></p> <h2>4. Upload the BLE report</h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Once you get the results of the BLE, </span><b>upload a copy of your examination report</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> 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 </span><a href="http://lmra.bh/portal/en/page/show/187" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA)</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. If your application (after you upload the passing results) passed, you will also get this letter. Once you get your </span><a href="http://lmra.bh/portal/files/cms/downloads/english_attachment/Expatriate_Employee_Guide_(English).pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">work permit</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> 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.</span></p> <h2>5. Pay online</h2> <p><b>Pay online.</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> 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!</span> </p> <figure class="wp-block-image alignnone size-large size-full wp-image-4059"><img loading="lazy" width="794" height="441" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/BANNER-Bahrain-Health-Professional-License.jpg" alt="5 Steps in Getting Licensed as a Health Professional in Bahrain" class="wp-image-9475" title="5 Steps in Getting Licensed as a Health Professional in Bahrain" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/BANNER-Bahrain-Health-Professional-License.jpg 794w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/BANNER-Bahrain-Health-Professional-License-300x167.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/BANNER-Bahrain-Health-Professional-License-768x427.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 794px) 100vw, 794px" /><figcaption>Welcome to Bahrain!</figcaption></figure> <h5>If you haven’t already, we recommend that you <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/register" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">sign up to TrueProfile.io</a> so you can securely view, download and share your documents which have been verified by the DataFlow Group. 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