4 Steps to Get Licensed as a Physiotherapist in Bahrain
<p>Once you get an employer to hire you, the next step is to get licensed as a physiotherapist in Bahrain. The license to practice will allow you to legally work in the country. The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) handles the <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/5-steps-getting-licensed-health-professional-bahrain" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">issuance of licenses to healthcare professionals</a> who wish to work in Bahrain.</p> <h2>Requirements to Get Licensed as a Physiotherapist in Bahrain</h2> <p>Before applying for a Bahrain physiotherapy license, you must ensure you have all the required documents. It eases the license application process.</p> <p><strong>Documents required to get a Bahrain physiotherapy license include:</strong></p> <ul><li>Job offer letter from your prospective employer</li><li>Passport-size photo with white background</li><li>Copy of valid passport</li><li>Copy of attested education certificate</li><li>Good standing certificate from licensing authority of the last country you practiced (It should not be older than 6 months).</li><li>Curriculum Vitae (CV)</li><li>DataFlow/TrueProfile.io Primary Source Verification (PSV) Report</li></ul> <p></p> <p>Document verification should be done before you begin to apply to get licensed as a physiotherapist in Bahrain. Submit your <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/the-trueprofile-io-verification-process-explained/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">documents for verification</a> on TrueProfile.io. The <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/psv_report_dataflow/">Primary Source Verification (PSV)</a> process verifies that individuals are who they say they are and that their credentials are valid.&nbsp; </p> <p>Once you are sure you meet all the requirements for a Bahrain physiotherapy license, including an application submission fee, you can follow the <a href="https://www.nhra.bh/Departments/HCP/MediaHandler/GenericHandler/documents/departments/HCP/Applications/New%20license%20application%20for%20Non-Bahrainis%202022%20-%20Mehan.pdf">few steps</a> below.</p> <h3>1. Submit Your License Application Online</h3> <p>Your facility will send you an invite through the electronic system, <a href="http://munshaat.nhra.bh/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">munshaat.nhra.bh</a>. You will receive this invitation via email with a link to <a href="https://d28crcn30lx9cn.cloudfront.net/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Mehan</a>, NHRA&#8217;s new online professionals&#8217; application system, where you can sign up to complete your application request. After you’ve created a user account, log in and begin your license application.</p> <p>The application process will include filling in and uploading all the required documents, which include a copy of your education certificate, Good Standing certificate, valid passport, and <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/how-to-transfer-your-dataflow-report-to-trueprofile-io/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">DataFlow report</a>.</p> <h3>2. Take the Bahrain Licensure Examination</h3> <p>Once your license application is evaluated, you will receive an email informing you whether you must take the Bahrain Licensure Examination (BLE) or not.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you don’t have to take the BLE to get your physiotherapy license, you will be issued a letter addressed to the <a href="https://lmra.bh/portal/en/page/show/187">Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA).</a></p> <p>If you have to take and pass the licensure exam, an eligibility code that you will use to register for the BLE will be sent to you via Mehan, the NHRA’s online healthcare licensing portal.&nbsp;</p> <p>Note that the eligibility code is only valid for three (3) months and is for single-use only. The code can, however, be reused if an applicant fails the exam.</p> <p>Another important note is that you can only take the BLE exam with the approval of the NHRA. Without authorization, results will not be accepted for licensure.</p> <h3>3. Upload the BLE Report&nbsp;</h3> <p>When you get your BLE results, upload them to Mehan. If you passed the exam, your license processing is complete.&nbsp; You will be issued a letter addressed to the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA).</p> <p>Once you get your work permit from LMRA, you must upload the following documents to Mehan to get your license;</p> <ul><li>A copy of your CPR</li><li>A health fitness certificate from a licensed facility in Bahrain</li><li>A ministry of Education Equalization certificate, if requested</li></ul> <p></p> <h3>4. Pay Licensure Fee</h3> <p>After you&#8217;ve submitted your CPR and health fitness certificate, your licensure application will be approved. You will then get a notice of payment, generated automatically through the Mehan online system. You can pay this fee online.</p> <p>Once you&#8217;ve paid online, you will be issued an electronic license via your Mehan account. You can then collect your physical license and begin practicing as a physiotherapist in Bahrain.</p> <p>Note that if your licensure application is rejected, Mehan will detail the reason for rejecting your application.</p> <h2>Bahrain Physiotherapist License Renewal</h2> <p>Your Bahrain physiotherapist license is only valid until its expiration date. You are, however, required to apply for license renewal at least two months before its expiry date.</p> <p>You can apply for <a href="https://www.nhra.bh/Departments/HCP/MediaHandler/GenericHandler/documents/departments/HCP/Applications/License%20renewal%202022%20-%20Mehan.pdf">license renewal</a> via the Mehan online system. The system only allows applications for license renewal two months before the expiry date.</p> <h3>Requirements for Physiotherapist License Renewal in Bahrain</h3> <p>The following items are required for license renewal in Bahrain:</p> <ul><li>Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours</li><li>Work experience certificate from the facility you work in stating that you continue to work in the facility</li><li>Health fitness reports, done every three years</li></ul> <p></p> <p>There is a license renewal fee calculated from the date of submission of the renewal request at NHRA.</p> <h2>Conclusion</h2> <p>Getting your Bahrain physiotherapy license is easy if you meet all the licensure requirements. Follow the 4 steps listed above to get you licensed as a physiotherapist in Bahrain so you can begin working there. </p> <h4>To kickstart your Bahrain physiotherapist licensing process, get your documents verified in advance on TrueProfile.io today! </h4> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://member.trueprofile.io/verify" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Submit my documents for verification</a></div> </div>