Date posted: September 6, 2011

First you should register with the National Health Authority. They will call you for 7 days training. After that they will conduct an Examination which you have to pass with a good score. Once you are through, they will issue a license for two years,  renewable every two year through same process.

First, you have to go to your embassy and have those credentials and certificates authenticated–then go to Ministry of foreign affairs here in Doha, to have those credentials authenticated by the embassy–authenticated again by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here.

Submit the requirements (CV,diploma,board rating/board certificate copies of seminars and certificates) and pay QR100 at the cashier. Wait for the receipt, as you need to present this when claiming the evaluation. It is going to take about 1 month or 25 days.

National Health Authority
The National Health Authority (NHA) was established as per the Emiri Decision No. (13) of 2005, to replace the former Ministry of Public Health. The Decision defined the main target of establishing the NHA in providing the highest possible health care to match the best in the world.

The NHA licenses physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and a range of allied health practitioners.

Allied health practitioners include but are not limited to psychologists, opticians, chiropractors, audiologists, paramedics, podiatrists, speech therapists, midwives, physiotherapists, dieticians, dental hygenists, and medical technicians. The NHA expands the types of allied health professions it licenses as new areas develop and are needed in Qatar.

Note that the NHA only licenses private health practitioners. It does not license health practitioners employed by the government

It is illegal to work as a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist or allied health practitioner without a license. It is also illegal to employ an unlicensed health practitioner, and both the owners and managers of health care organizations are liable. Offenders can be prosecuted through Qatar’s courts of law.

The maximum punishment is as follows:
Three years imprisonment
Fine of QR 10,000

NHA Examination Details
According to NHA physician is someone who practices human biological medicine and holds a primary  medical degree, such as an MBBS or MBChB.
In some countries (most notably the UK, India, and Pakistan), the term physician means a  specialist in internal medicine. However, the NHA uses a broader definition: the term  physician applies to all medical doctors.

Basic Qualification
All examinees must have a primary degree like MBBS, BDS etc. (BHMS will also be  included soon since active discussions are going on )
A graduate degree in medicine is obtained after a primary (or undergraduate) medical degree.

Examination fee
The examination fee is QR 100, and it is not refundable.
The fee must be paid each time the examinee sits an examination.
The examination fee can only be made in-person at the cashier located on the ground floor of  the NHA office building during NHA working hours (7:30-noon).

Centre of Exam
The location of the written examination varies, so be sure you confirm the location of the  written examination when you pick up your examination ticket. You will be informed of the  time and place of your oral examination once you have passed the written examination.

On examination day
On the day of your written examination, you should bring the following:
• Two pencils. They should both be HB type 2 pencils
• An eraser
• Your examination ticket
• Identification: only a Qatar ID card or passport are acceptable

On the day of the oral exam you should bring the following:
• Your examination ticket
• Identification: only a Qatar ID card or passport are acceptable

Examination ticket
Each examinee is provided with an examination ticket that confirms his or her eligibility to sit  an examination. It is an official NHA paper that provides the examinee name and photo and  the examination type the examinee will write. It also confirms the time and location of the examination.

Examination results are posted on the NHA website by examinee number (rather than name)  for the privacy of examinees.

If you fail the written component of the examination and wish to try again, submit proof of  payment of another exam fee to the NHA Licensing Department and indicate your wish to re-  sit the exam.
If you pass the written part of the exam and fail the oral part of the examination, you must re-  sit the written examination again before taking a second oral examination.

Number of attempts
Yes. Examinees are only permitted to sit the examination three times.

Website of NHA

Question or Comments
E-mail :
Phon: 4437111 :42

Applying for job
E-mail :
Fax : 4364316

Department Of Medical Offices Abroad ( In Qatar )
SHK.Hamad Bin Thamer Al-Thani
Director Of Medical Offices Abroad
Mobile : +974 1 552777
TEL: +974 4391061 / 4315582
FAX: +974 4414881
P.O .Box : 42 – Doha- Qatar

Source :
Department of Medical Office abroad. Govt. of Qatar
National Health Authority. Qatar


33 Responses so far.

  1. sajida says:

    iam sajida aboobacker 28/f. i completed my masters in dentistry in periodontics in march 2013 and iam currently working as assistant professor in a reputed dental college in my native place, kerala. i hold a passport. can i have a better opportunity in Qatar?

  2. dr waqar says:

    dear sir i did plab 1 year ago,can i got exemption from qatar liscening exam on plab 1 basis,and what is the procedure.thanks

  3. hai sir i cleared the SCHQ exam i got 60% now what can do i donot know please give the information
    thanking sir

  4. hai sir i cleared SCHQ exam got 60% but i donot know the next step please in this regard
    thanking u sir

  5. mel says:

    Dear sir,
    At present am workin as an optometrist here in Oman.I have a plan to visit Qatar for a couple of week.Is it possible for me to take license examinition even I am only holding vsit visa?.

    Am waiting for you answer.

    Best regard,

  6. Srihari says:

    Hi sir,
    I completed im masters in pharmacy in INDIA and registered in pharmacy council of INDIA. And I have 18 months experience. I want come to abrord to do job. Pleas help me how to register for exam and further process. My no +91 9885450230.
    Plz help me sir,

  7. thahira ibrahim says:

    i have passed mbbs from India. i have done 1 year internship there.right now i am in quatar with my husband.can i write the NHA exam?
    please help me.
    thanking you

  8. zain says:

    respected sir
    i have completed pharm-D and living in karachi. pakistan and have one year working experiance and still working. can i apply for Licensing test as pharmacist.
    if yes then please let me know the procedure

  9. Dr.Rakesh says:

    I completed my mbbs and I have one year experience,I want to do Job and do post graduation in Qatar .please let me knw the process for doin pg in Qatar.

  10. Riaz says:

    I have
    FCPS -1 Pakistan
    USMLE 1
    Had 7 year work as emergency physician in Trauma Centre in Sultanate of Oman Under MOH oman

    Am I exempted or should I have to take qtar LISCENISING exam
    Plz reply ASAP
    Dr RIAZ

  11. Riaz says:

    USMLE 1
    USMLE 2 ck
    7 year MOH oman emergency physician
    Am I exempted or I have to take Qatar health authority exam

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