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Date posted: September 8, 2011

MOH Examinations, Registration, Evaluation Procedures, Regulations & Jobs

UAE Pharmacy license is granted in 2 stages:
1. Passing full Pharmacy examinations and
2. Granting Approval pharmacy license by Pharmacy Committee in UAE Ministry of Health for any licensed pharmaceutical establishment in UAE.

1.Full Pharmacy Examinations
The UAE full Pharmacy examinations is consisted of 2 stages (for Arabic speaking candidates) or 3 stages (for non Arabic-speaking candidates):

Arabic Exam (For Non Arabic speaking candidates Pharmacists and Technicians )
As Per Articles 2 and 3 of the of Pharmacy Federal Law No. (4) for (1983), fluency in Arabic is required for anyone receiving a license to practice pharmacy  in UAE. The Arabic language exam is for non- Arabic speaking candidates, it ensures that licensed pharmacist or technician is fluent enough and having the  basic communication skills to deal with Arabic customers in UAE.

The first stage of full pharmacy licensure examinations is Arabic Exam which is a paper based written exam of 2 parts ;
1. First part : Translation Arabic- English medical terminology and counseling instructions sentences;
2. Second part : Translation English- Arabic of medical terminology and counseling instructions, sentences.

Exam lasts for 1 hour only.
Arabic Exam is mandatory for both pharmacists and technicians.
Only 3 attempts of exams are allowed to pass.
After passing the exam , then candidate may apply to pharmacy Exam.

Documents to apply for Arabic Exam :
1. Detailed C.V or bio data in English.
2. Authenticated copy of Bachelor degree certificate for pharmacists (minimum 4 years) including mark sheet or authenticated copy of Diploma degree  certificate for technicians (minimum 2 years ) including mark sheet.
certificates of degree should be attested from the competent authority of country of graduation and UAE Ministry of foreign affairs.
3. Copy of testimonial and work experience letters, which should state date of starting of employment after graduation, date of leaving and post held.; Work experience should be attested from the competent authority of country of graduation and UAE Ministry of foreign affairs. and applicant should fulfill 2 years of experience duration after date of graduation.
4. Copy of valid registration for the degree or license to practice pharmacy from the respective syndicate of country of graduation or residency.
5. Copy of passport including visa page.
6. Passport size 3 photographs.

Questions
Second stage of pharmacy licensure examination is The Pharmacy exam which is a paper- computer adaptive examination that consists of 100 multiple-choice test
questions (MCQ).

Types of Questions will be on different pharmacy areas ; clinical , pharmacology , therapeutics , pharmaceutics , pharmacy –calculations; over the counter
medicines , patient counseling , case studies,..etc.
The language of exam will be in English only
Exam lasts for 2 hour only
Only 3 attempts of exams are allowed to pass.
Pharmacy exam is of 2 types for pharmacists and for pharmacists- technicians

Documents to apply for Pharmacy exam for pharmacists :
1. Detailed C.V or bio data in English or Arabic
2. Copy or list of candidates passed Arabic exam for non-Arabic applicants only.
3. Copy of Bachelor degree certificate (minimum 4 years) including mark sheet.
certificates of degree should be attested from the competent authority of country of graduation and UAE Ministry of foreign affairs.
4. Copy of testimonial and work experience letters, which should state date of starting of employment after graduation, date of leaving and post held.; Work experience should be attested from the competent authority of country of graduation and UAE Ministry of foreign affairs. And applicant should fulfill 2 years of experience duration after date of graduation.
5. Copy of valid registration for the degree or license to practice pharmacy from the respective syndicate of country of graduation or residency.
6. Copy of passport including visa page
7. 3 passport size photographs
8. Receipt for Dh 100 via e- dirham from the cashier’s office (3rd floor MOH building).

Documents to apply for Pharmacy exam for Technicians
1. Detailed C.V or bio data in English or Arabic
2. Copy or list of candidates passed Arabic exam for non-Arabic applicants only.
3. Copy of Diploma degree certificate ( minimum 2 years ) including mark sheet.
certificates of degree should be attested from the competent authority of country of graduation and UAE Ministry of foreign affairs.
4. Copy of testimonial and work experience letters, which should state date of starting of employment after graduation, date of leaving and post held.; Work experience should be attested from the competent authority of country of graduation and UAE Ministry of foreign affairs. And applicant should fulfill 2 years of experience duration after date of graduation.
5. Copy of Secondary / High school Certificate
6. Copy of Passport including visa page
7. 3 passport size photographs
8. Receipt for Dh 50 via e- dirham from the cashier’s office (3rd floor MOH building).

UAE Pharmacy regulation Exam
After passing the Pharmacy exam , the candidate may apply to final exam of Pharmacy Law , Code of Conduct and Good Pharmacy Practice for UAE which is the  last stage of Pharmacy licensure examination . UAE Pharmacy regulation Exam which is paper- computer adaptive examination consist of 40 multiple-choice test  questions (MCQ) On :
a. UAE Federal Pharmacy Law No 4 for 1983;
b. UAE code of conduct for professional pharmacists and assistants;
c. Guidelines and minimum standards for Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) in UAE Pharmacies and General regulations to practice pharmacy in UAE.

Materials of article 3a ,3b and 3c are available on website of Drug Control Departmenthttp://www.moh.gov.ae/moh_site/phar_med/moh_p_m.htm

Exam lasts for 1 hour only.
Only 3 attempts of exams to pass.
Language of exam will be in Arabic for Arabic speaking candidates and English for non- Arabic speaking candidates.
This exam is compulsory for both Pharmacists and Pharmacist technicians.

Licensed Establishment requirements:
1. List of employees working in the establishment with their professions), a license numbers shall be stated if they were
any pharmacists or assistant- pharmacists working in the establishment).
2. Copy of establishment license from chamber of commerce and economic.
3. Copy of establishment license from Municipality of city.

N.B: If the establishment is not licensed in MOH, then the manager or agent are requested to proceed for the license procedures along or prior license the  pharmacists and technicians.

Pharmacy Guidelines
http://www.moh.gov.ae/en/Page_773.aspx

Evaluation Procedures of Pharmacists & Their Assistants
http://www.moh.gov.ae/en/Page_921.aspx

More about other MOH Exams
http://www.interface.edu.pk/tests/moh/aboutmoh.asp

ArabMedicare.com
The Web Portal for Healthcare Professionals in Arab Countries.
http://www.arabmedicare.com

Bahrain Ministry of Health
The official website of MOH in Kingdom of Bahrain
http://www.moh.gov.bh/

Dubai Health Authority
http://www.dha.gov.ae/

Dubai Healthcare City
http://www.dhcc.ae

Emirates Medical Association
http://www.ema.ae/

Executive Board of the Arab Health Ministers
http://www.acmls.org/council/council.htm

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health
http://www.moh.gov.sa/

Kuwait Ministry of Health
http://www.moh.gov.kw/

Oman Ministry of Health
http://www.moh.gov.om/

Upcoming Conferences & Exhibitions
http://www.arabhealthonline.com/

World Health Organization (WHO)
http://www.who.int

Emirates News Agency
http://wam.org.ae

Useful links for doctors seeking jobs in Dubai
http://www.doctor-dubai.com/workdubai.asp

Now apply online
http://pml.moh.gov.ae/evaluation/Pages/MainPage.aspx

Comments

13 Responses so far.

  1. vidhi says:

    I am Pharmacist and I want to apply for MOH exam so how can i proced for Certificates attestation?

  2. Mohammed Faheem says:

    dear sir, Ihave passe diploma in pharmacy i am seeking job as a pharmacy technician at any gulf country, if you have vaccancy please call and write my email mdfaheem9@gmail.com i can attend moh exam i haver ability to pass the moh exam, 8 year experience i have, waiting your reply, thanking you Best Regards Mohammed faheem, cell no 0091-9060311433

  3. muhammad says:

    Hi sir,
    I have completed my Respiratory therapist proffession from sri ramachandra medical college chennai with 1 year internship, so with this internship period i can sit for MOH exm?or i can work any private hospital dubai?

  4. muhammad says:

    to whom sholuld i contact for getiing details about this?if u don mind can u give their number?

  5. Ahmed Yusef says:

    Hi I am currently uk citizen with a British passport and have been working for lloyds pharmacy for over 3 years I am currently a dispenser technician and want to excel in life I am wondering if you accept the U.K NHS certificate. I am also bilingual in Arabic and English, written, spoken and read. Would really appreciate it if you get back to me ASAP .

  6. Arez Fattah says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am a pharmacy technician (Medicine Management Technician) qualified in UK . I have 11 years experience in different fields in pharmacy in London such us: Dispensary, Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU), Eyes Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital and Oncology Hospital.
    I am fluent speaking and writing four languages: Arabic, English, French and Kurdish. I am looking forward to work in Dubai, please help me to do so.
    Yours Sincerely
    Arez Fattah

  7. ziauddin says:

    i am qualified for pharmacy tech as b pharmacist and i have a twenty yers exp in hospital i want to apply for pharmacy tech

  8. ziauddin says:

    i want to apply in hospital /medical shop for a pharmacy tech

  9. abdullah khatib says:

    i wanna knaow scope after doing Bpharm coz i have jus passed 12th std now n i have took admission in Dpharm

  10. pradeep kumar says:

    i have completed my b.pharma n i want to go gulf country so plz tell me about procedure and requirment to go gulf cuntry and send on my e-mail

  11. Enamul kabir shaikh says:

    I am working in cipla ltd in india , passed B pharm in 2011. I want to ask you that , what scope of b pharm in gulf countries in private sectors.

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