General Overview of HAAD Exam
General Overview of HAAD Exam
Individuals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who want to practice in specific professions are usually required to obtain professional licenses to enable them practice. Healthcare professional are not left out of the need for license. If you are in Abu Dhabi and you want to practice as a healthcare provider, you will be required to obtain a license through the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD). Before you can obtain this license, you will need to write the HAAD certification exam.
How to apply and write the HAAD Exam
Doctors: Doctors in Abu Dhabi are required to obtain certain license from HAAD before they practice. The license is based on whether the practitioner is an intern, specialist, general practitioner, resident doctor, or consultant.
Dentists: Dentists must also obtain practising license and before they do this, they will be required to write ad pass the HAAD exam in their line of career. The test they will be required to write will also depend on whether they are interns, specialists, general dentists, resident dentist, or consultant.
Nurses: This group of medical practitioners are also required to obtain licenses to practice in Abu Dhabi. They have to write the HAAD exam to obtain the licence whether they are applying to be a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse, a mental health nurse, a registered midwife, a paediatric nurse, an assistant nurse, or a community nurse.
Pharmacists: Pharmacists applying to practice in Abu Dhabi will be required to write a different exam on the areas of their specialization. Although, pharmacy specialisation is limited, the HAAD test has classified pharmacists into pharmacy technician, community pharmacist, and clinical pharmacist. Depending on your area of specialisation, you will be required to write the HAAD exam.
Dieticians: Dieticians are also required to obtain practising license and to do this, they will also be required to write the credential examination. In addition to all the professions that have been mentioned above, other professions that are required to write the HAAD exam before they can practice are highlighted below:
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Chiropractic Medicine
- Naturopathic Medicine
- Alternative Medical Practitioners like Unani Medicine and TCM
- Details of the HAAD examination
As established earlier, all healthcare professionals are required to obtain medical license to practice their profession in UAE. These are professionals like doctors, dentists, pharmacists, technicians, and alternative medical practitioners. You don’t have to travel to UAE to write the exam if you are not resident in the country. You can apply for an online examination and an evaluation system in your country of resident. This will reduce the time and cost involved in registering and writing the exam.
The HAAD test is designed to offer a strong foundation for licensing healthcare professionals in Abu Dhabi through the use of assessment tools that evaluate core competencies needed for each group of professionals. The examination is a very important aspect of obtaining the license. The exam is put in place to ensure that the healthcare professionals working in AUE are competent, skilled, and safe to practice independently in the country.
How to register and schedule for the HAAD exam
When coming to the testing , you will need to print and bring along your booking confirmation. Without it, you may not be allowed to write the examination.
Tips for writing the HAAD exam
When you get to your designated testing , there are some things you will need to do before you can proceed to write the exam. First, as soon as you arrive, you will need to check in at the reception at the Test . At the check-in point, you will need to present two forms of your valid and original identification. Your appointment time and identity will be verified and they will also take a photograph of you. You will be required to sign on an electronic signature pad to complete your verification process.
The applicants are expected to go through the terms and conditions and understand everything in detail before writing the test.
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