INFORMATION ABOUT THE Department of Healthcare Professions (DHP)- Ministry of Public Health (MOPH)- State of Qatar (Formerly known as Qatar Council for HealthCare Practitioners (QCHP))

Department of Healthcare Professions (DHP), Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is the Sole authority responsible for the regulating of all healthcare practitioners​ working in both governmental and private healthcare sectors in the state of Qatar.

The Department functions through three sections, which work in collaboration to improve healthcare quality and ensure patient safety. These Sections are:

  1. Registration and Licensing Section
  2. Fitness to Practice Section.
  3. Accreditation Section

The Registration & Licensing section in DHP regulates healthcare practitioners 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 DHP, regardless of the certificate's origin or the applicant's home country.

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

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

 

DHP-MOPH 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 1/2 hours

60%

General Practitioner

2

General Dentist

100 MCQs, 2 1/2 hours

60%

General Dentist

3

Pharmacist

100 MCQs, 2 1/2 hours

60%

Pharmacist

4

Registered General Nurse

100 MCQs, 2 1/2 hours

50%

Registered General Nurse

5

Registered Midwife

100 MCQs, 2 1/2 hours

50%

Registered Midwife

6

Lab Technologist

100 MCQs, 2 1/2 hours

50%

Lab Technologist, Lab Technologist (specific)

7

Lab Technician

100 MCQs, 2 1/2 hours

50%

Lab Technician

8

Radiology Technologist

100 MCQs, 2 1/2 hours

50%

Radiology Technologist, Sonographer

9

Radiology Technician

100 MCQs, 2 1/2 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 1/2 hours

50%

Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic

13

Dental Assistant

100 MCQs, 2 1/2 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  https://www.moph.gov.qa/

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