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INFORMATION ABOUT THE Qatar Council for HealthCare Practitioners ( QCHP)

Emiri decree No.7 was declared in March 2013, ​which provided for the establishment of the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) as an independent council rather than being a department within the Secretariat of the Ministry of Public Health; and the Sole authority re​sponsible for the regulating of all healthcare practitioners​ working in both governmental and private he​althcare sectors in the state of Qatar.

The council functions through three departments, which work solely and in collaboration on improving healthcare quality and ensuring patient safety. These Departments are:

  1. Fitness to Practice Department
  2. Accreditation Department
  3. Registration & Licensing Department

Registration & Licensing Department

The Registration & Licensing Department in Qatar Council for H​ealthcare Practitioners (QCHP) regulates healthcare practitio​ners who wish to work in the State of Qatar with the objective of upgrading levels of targeted ​ healthcare services in order to maintain the health quality of residents in the State of Qatar, and to adopt unified policies approved by QCHP, regardless of the certificate's origin or the applicant's home country.

The department consists of different teams, each working on one the following professions:

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists​
  • Allied Healthcare Practitioners
  • Complementary Medicine Practitioners

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 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 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 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

To find all about the registration/licensing process, please visit http://www.qchp.org.qa/

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