Monday, May 6, 2013

MOH - DOH - HAAD - Exams for Nurses

All the health professionals who seek to work in UAE must appear for MOH examination and get qualified for work in UAE. Evaluation of the below categories is done in MOH Examination and separate exams conducted for the following professions.

    1. Physicians and Dentists
    2. Pharmacists and Assistants
    3. Nurses and Midwives 
    4. Technicians
    5. Physicians, Practitioners and Technicians of the Complementary and Alternative

3 different Health Ministries functioning in UAE, 1)MOH which is Ministry of Health passing the MOH you are allowed to work in 5 emirates but not in Dubai or Abudhabi.2)DHA - Dubai Health Authority (previously known as DOHMS - Department of Health and Medical Services) DHA registration is required for working in Dubai. 3) GAH, which is General Authority of Health Exam or usually know as MOH/Abu Dhabi. But now for Abudhabi HAAD exam is mandatory

There is no particular syllabus advised for the exam, each professionals have to prepare depends on their speciality, the exam consists of written exam, Practical and Viva. You will get a multiple choice in the written exam. Successful passing of written exam leads to practical and viva and a specialist candidate must pass the viva to qualify for the practical exam.

How many times MOH Exam is conducted?
Exam is conducted twice a year

Re-sitting the MOH test 
A candidate can only re-sit the exam twice. If a candidate does not pass in three attempts, he will be disqualified for any post in the Ministry or private. clinics and exempted even the MOH nonqualified candidates are working in clinics where usually the salary is law)

MOH and finding jobs in UAE
It is the responsibility of the candidates to find a job after he/she is qualified through MOH but the candidates are informed on the opportunities for work. Usually it is not that difficult to secure job after he/she pass the MOH examination

For Ministry of health employment the nurses must complete the MOH registration and appear for the exam at ministry.
The following requirements has to be met before you come to Dubai for jobs in Ministry hospitals and other reputed private hospitals in Dubai or other emirates
    1. Nursing Registration license
    2. Attested certificates of your nursing degree or Diploma
    3. 2 yrs Experience

There are specific countries from where applicants are exempted from the ministry's examination, which is part of     registration. Details about those courtiers can be obtained from the federal nursing department at the MOH.

Two important lines are  quoted here 
    1. Those applying for a nursing job online from overseas through the ministry's website can complete their registration requirements     after joining the services here.
    2. Those who are residing here have to complete their registration requirements before applying for a job.

Needed documents for  Nurses
The following documents must submit to the Ministry of Health and their files are assess for employment.
    1. A CV, must be in English
    2. Copies of the certificates or degrees
    3. A copy of the school leaving certificate or comparable certificates.
    4. Copy of the current nursing licence which should be authorised from the home country of applicant.
   5. Copy of the work experience which is signed by a senior official. The work experience documents include the starting date of     employment, date of leaving employment and mention the post held.
    6. A passport copy, including entry permits to the UAE. Those who have a valid residence visa must submit a copy.
    7. Three passport size photos.
    8. Fill in an application form.
    9. All documents must be translated into Arabic.
  10. If the nurse passes the interview and the examination. he or she will be given the post of nurse in accordance with the     qualifications.
    11. The job will be at any of the ministry's hospitals, clinics or in any medical district in any of the seven emirates
Contact details of MOH/GAHS/DOH
Abu Dhabi
Address : P.O. Box 848 , Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Tel: +971 (2) 6330000
Location : Hamdan Street, above National Bank of Bahrain


  1. i have completed my M.Sc nursing in OBG speciality i would do job in dubai as a bed side nurse how can i approach

    1. register DHA ,For more detailed syllabus

    2. U can apply directly for moh lisence without exam

    3. Hello Praveen J.Can you help with the exam study guide for Nurses exam,MOH?I am planning to take the exam.Thank you!

  2. even if u have completed msc you will need a 2 years experience after the course if you are appearing for haad,not sure about moh,

  3. I had been to MOH office yesterday..My wife is also Msc (OBG) nurse...they told me that if you have Msc, you are exempted from MOH exam, we can directly apply for license(but earlier they told me over phone that, to get license you need 6 months experience after Msc , when i personally went they didn't say anything about Exp).This is only for MOH ...For DHA - they are giving 1 year exemption from the mandatory requirement of 2 year experience, but DHA exam you have to far as i know, no excemption in case of HAAD

    1. How long it takes to get license for msc

    2. Whether the candidate should be Der during processing or others can do that

    3. Hello am MSc nurse obg speciality..i have 2 year clinical experience aftr BSc nursing and 1 year clinical experience aftr MSc nursing. Whether am eligible to apply for dha??

  4. We have excellent oppurtunity for HAAD licensed Female staff nurses in Abu Dhabi. Anyone interested in this openings can send there updated cv to

  5. please let me know any agencies to approach the exam or how

    1. There is no agencies. Go to MOH website, Register and take appointment.

    2. can u please let me know the official web of moh

  6. Can you please tell me where can I take exam for MOH?

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  7. may i get job for msc nursing in community nursing

  8. can u give an idea about MOH exam for nurses. I have exam in this week

  9. plzz m bsc nurse willing to go the middle east country for job plzz help m out

  10. hello
    i am a post graduate nurse with one year exp from to get moh license with out exam in UAE.Would you plz help me out to get tht??my no.9809802716

    1. U can directly apply for lisence. Just go to moh website and do registration thr and upload ur certificate copies and do the payment. ...... but the verification process takes time.

    2. MOH  INSTRUCTIONS  for new users

      1. How to create an online account?

      2.Guidelines for new registrations.

      3. Procedure for new registration.

    3. Hi Praveen,

      Thanks for the above info.

      I created an account as per your above msg. However while registering it is asking for a UAE address. I am currently in India,, is there a different procedure to follow.


    4. you are in the correct track. please go ahead . no need to fill uae address

  11. I have completed my msc in obg in 2002 and was working as principal. Is there is any openings other than bedside nurse

  12. hi,
    i finished my MSc in community health nursing and get registerd by last month.will i get moh licence without experience. if i get, how long it will take.wheather we can convert MOH licence to haad without writing exam ,can eny one help me out to clarify the other web site giving me exact clarification on the query,thank you...

    1. yes u can apply for moh lisence without exam ....once u got moh lisence . u can work in moh lisenced areas of uae, after 6 month u can apply for converting ur moh lisence to haad lisence without exam.

  13. which is the best study material and coaching centre for tn staff nurse exam book

  14. hello! I would like to ask if taking the MOH exam requires to have an hospital experience or not necessarily? Thank you so much

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  16. hello, can i appear for MOH exams without any experience because im fresher this year only, gonna complete my course.