FAQs on Prometric - In Plain English
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Passing a Prometric examination to get a healthcare license is a requirement for most Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regulators. As with most government regulators, different countries ask for different things &#8211; what’s </span><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/3-steps-getting-prometric-scfhs/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">required before taking Prometrics</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> for one is not needed by the other. We will make our </span><a href="https://www.prometric.com/en-us/for-test-takers/prepare-for-test-day/frequently-asked-questions/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">FAQs on Prometric</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in general terms as simple as possible. In plain English, so to speak. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">What is Prometric?</span></h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="768" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-1024x768.jpg" alt="FAQs on Prometric - In Plain English" class="wp-image-10409" title="FAQs on Prometric - In Plain English" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-1024x768.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-300x225.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-768x576.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-1536x1152.jpg 1536w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-1200x900.jpg 1200w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401.jpg 1920w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prometric is a company that gives out examinations and assessments in behalf of other organizations. It is not affiliated with </span><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/get-dataflow-four-easy-steps/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">DataFlow</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> or </span><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/trueprofile-org-guide-faq/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">TrueProfile.io</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, but GCC regulators may require both to be passed before they can issue your license to practice. Prometric will administer the tests, but it will be the regulators (sponsors) who will have the ultimate say in providing you with a license to practice.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Do I need to get DataFlow first before I can get Prometric or vice-versa?</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prometric does not require you to get a DataFlow PSV Report before taking your assessment. DataFlow for its part also do not have this requirement. You will have to decide what will be the best course of action regarding which one to take first. You can do both DataFlow and Prometric at the same time, if you want.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">I have already passed Prometric for HAAD, do I still need to take one for SCFHS?</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Yes. The tests conducted by Prometric is dictated by the terms of the regulator. What the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi (HAAD) wants to be tested on their assessments is quite different from the needs of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS). This is true for the other regulators. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can I reschedule a test?</span></h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="605" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/writing-notes-idea-conference-1-1024x605.jpg" alt="FAQs on Prometric - In Plain English" class="wp-image-10410" title="FAQs on Prometric - In Plain English" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/writing-notes-idea-conference-1-1024x605.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/writing-notes-idea-conference-1-300x177.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/writing-notes-idea-conference-1-768x454.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/writing-notes-idea-conference-1-1536x908.jpg 1536w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/writing-notes-idea-conference-1-1200x709.jpg 1200w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/writing-notes-idea-conference-1.jpg 1920w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Yes, a lot of the tests can be rescheduled. SCFHS allows a free test reschedule if you do it 16 calendar days or more before the exam date. You can reschedule most of the tests from the Prometric.com website. Just have your confirmation number handy. If you do not have it, contact their </span><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.prometric.com/_forms/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fen-us%2fcontact-us%2fcustomer-service%2f_layouts%2fAuthenticate.aspx%3fSource%3d%252Fen%252Dus%252Fcontact%252Dus%252Fcustomer%252Dservice%252FPages%252Fdefault%252Easpx&amp;Source=%2Fen-us%2Fcontact-us%2Fcustomer-service%2FPages%2Fdefault.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">customer service center</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can I retake Prometric if I failed the first time?</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It depends on the regulator that you are applying for. The regulators will be the ones to set if you can do a retake and for how many takes before you get disqualified from applying for a license. For example, DHA allows you to take the same exam up to three times within a calendar year.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For more comprehensive information on professional healthcare licenses, please refer to the respective regulators’ websites.</span></p>