How to Get a Prometric Exam for your DHA License
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It may not come as a surprise to you that a lot of people come to Dubai as tourists and stay on as workers. Depending on their luck, immigrant workers usually do not have to wait long until they have secured a job. This is true even in industries where standards are stringent, like in healthcare. You can secure a Dubai Health Authority (DHA) license before you even have an employer.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We have already covered the whole process of </span><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/how-to-become-a-nurse-in-dubai/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">how to become a nurse in Dubai</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in an earlier article. We have also covered </span><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/primary-source-verification-psv-dataflow-primer/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Primary Source Verification</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> for your documents, which is a requirement for licensing. There are still a lot of </span><a href="https://www.dha.gov.ae/en/HealthRegulation/Pages/FAQs.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">questions</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> regarding the </span><a href="https://www.dha.gov.ae/Asset%20Library/MarketingAssets/28112017/New%20Professional%20License%20-%20new%20format.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prometric exams</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and its </span><a href="https://www.dha.gov.ae/Documents/HRD/Healthcare%20professionals/Assessment/Chapter6-DHA%20Assessment.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">prerequisites</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, and that’s what we’ll cover here. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are you exempted from taking the assessment?</span></h2> <figure class="wp-block-image alignnone size-large wp-image-5058 size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="682" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-974476-1024x682.jpg" alt="Prometric DHA" class="wp-image-9999" title="Prometric DHA" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-974476-1024x682.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-974476-300x200.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-974476-768x512.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-974476-1200x800.jpg 1200w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-974476.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Are you one of the lucky ones exempted from taking the exam?</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It would be funny, albeit a sad kind of funny, if you were to take the Prometric for DHA only to find out that you were exempted from taking it. DHA has different benchmarks depending on your qualification. What’s common is that if you’re licensed to practice in countries like the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Ireland, you are exempted. For more information on exemptions, please visit the </span><a href="https://www.dha.gov.ae/Documents/HRD/Healthcare%20professionals/Assessment/Chapter6-DHA%20Assessment.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">DHA website</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get registered</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In order to take the Prometric exam for DHA, you need to </span><a href="https://services.dha.gov.ae/eservices/DHAWeb/Default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">register as a new</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> user in their website first. Once you’ve done this, you will be asked to go through documents verification. If you have already gotten your PSV Report from </span><a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/get-verified" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">TrueProfile.io</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, you only need to upload your documents together with the PSV Report. You will also be given an eligibility number by the website. This is what you will need to take note of as it is required by prometric.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Schedule your exam</span></h2> <figure class="wp-block-image alignnone size-large wp-image-5059 size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="682" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-826349-1-1024x682.jpg" alt="Prometric DHA" class="wp-image-10001" title="Prometric DHA" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-826349-1-1024x682.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-826349-1-300x200.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-826349-1-768x512.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-826349-1-1200x800.jpg 1200w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-826349-1.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Scheduling is done online</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Scheduling your exam is actually very easy. Just go on the </span><a href="https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/dha/Pages/landing.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prometric website</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> or google prometric for DHA. The website is very easy to navigate and you just need to click on the button you need and supply the information asked. Once you have successfully chosen your schedule, do not forget to print out your confirmation. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Problems?</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you encounter any issues, like not getting any available schedules, you can email your request via </span><a href="mailto:Pnl-mena@prometric.com" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pnl-mena@prometric.com</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> If your issue is with the DHA website, you can email them at </span><a href="mailto:regulation@dha.gov.ae" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">regulation@dha.gov.ae</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> To contact Prometric directly, visit their </span><a href="https://www.prometric.com/en-us/contact-us/pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">contact page</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to get a more targeted information about your query. The same goes for the </span><a href="https://www.dha.gov.ae/en/HealthRegulation/Pages/ContactUS.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">DHA webpage.</span></a></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Exam day</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Arrive at the </span><a href="https://securereg3.prometric.com/Dispatch.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Test Center</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> an hour before your scheduled exam. You need to bring with you your passport and your printed confirmation. Your biometric information will be taken and the time allotted for the assessment is 2 hours. Once you have passed the exam, you will get an eligibility letter from the DHA. Good luck!</span></p>