Department of Healthcare Practitioner

Committed to Patient Safety

​Qualifying Examination 
  • ​​​​The qualifying exam is considered to be one of the requirements for registration / licensing of healthcare practitioners to ensure the efficiency and the eligibility of applicants to work safely in the State of Qatar.​
  • All categories listed below must pass the electronic qualifying exam to get a license to practice after fulfilling all other requirements of registration and licensing.
  • The Department of Healthcare Professions provides computer based examination (Prometric) for 16 categories of healthcare practitioners as follows:

No.

Exam Title

No. of items/ Exam Duration

Cut score

Practitioners required to take the Qualifying Exam

1.

General Practitioner

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

60%

General Practitioner

2.

General Dentist

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

60%

General Dentist

3.

Pharmacist

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

60%

Pharmacist

4.

Registered General Nurse

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

50%

Registered General Nurse

5.

Registered Midwife

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

50%

Registered Midwife

6.

Lab Technologist

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

50%

Lab Technologist

7.

Lab  Technician

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

50%

Lab Technician

8.

Radiology Technologist 

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

50%

Radiology Technologist

9.

Radiology Technician

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

50%

Radiology Technician

10.

Physiotherapist

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

50%

Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Technician

 

11.

Basic Paramedic

150 MCQs,

3 ½  hours

50%

Basic Paramedic

12.

Paramedic

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

50%

Paramedic,

Critical Care Paramedic

13.

Dental Assistant

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

50%

Dental Assistant

14.

Dental Hygienist

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

50%

Dental Hygienist

15.

Dental Lab Technician

150 MCQs,

3 ½ hours

50%

Dental Technician​

16.

Dietician Exam

160 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Dietician​


  • More Examinations can be added as needed
  • The scopes not required to sit for the qualifying exam will be reviewed and evaluated as per the registration Department approved qualification or through panel assessment.
  • To register and schedule your exams please visit the online booking page online booking page .
  • For certificates that exempt their holder from the qualifying exam, please visit the "Qualifying Examination" policy.
  • For registration/licensing requirements click here .
  • For any query regarding the electronic qualifying exam, and to get more information about registering for the exam, please visit the company organizing the exams (Prometric) prometric.com .
Contact Info for Qualifying Examination Enquiries
  • Phone Numbers:
  • Sunday to Thursday (with Arabic language option):
    • +31 320239530​
  • Friday to Monday :
    • +31 320239800​
  • Pnl-mena@prometric.com​
References of the Qualifying Electronic Exam


 


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