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 Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners provides computer based examination (Prometric) for 15 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

    100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    60% General Practitioner
    2. General Dentist

    100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    60% General Dentist
    3. Pharmacist

    100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    60% Pharmacist
    4. Registered General Nurse

    100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Registered General Nurse
    5. Registered Midwife

    100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Registered Midwife
    6. Lab Technologist (New)

    100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50%

    Lab Technologist,

    Lab Technologist (specific)

    7. Lab  Technician

    100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Lab Technician
    8. Radiology Technologist (New)

    100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50%

    Radiology Technologist,

    Sonographer

    9. Radiology Technician

    100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Radiology Technician
    10. Physiotherapist

    70 MCQs,

    2 hours

    50%

    Physiotherapist

     

    11. Basic Paramedic

    70 MCQs,

    2 hours

    50% Basic Paramedic
    12. Paramedic (New)

    100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50%

    Paramedic,

    Critical Care Paramedic

    13. Dental Assistant

    100 MCQs,

    2 ½ hours

    50% Dental Assistant
    14. Dental Hygienist

    70 MCQs,

    2 hours

    50% Dental Hygienist
    15. Dental Lab Technician

    70 MCQs,

    2 hours

    50% Dental Technician
  • 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 of General practitioner and General dentist, please visit Physicians and Dentists guidelines.
  • 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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