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 in the Prometric test centres for 16 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

150 MCQs,

3 hours

60%

General Practitioner

2.

General Dentist

150 MCQs,

3 hours

60%

General Dentist

3.

Pharmacist

150 MCQs,

3 hours

60%

Pharmacist

4.

Registered General Nurse

150 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Registered General Nurse

5.

Registered Midwife

150 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Registered Midwife

6.

Lab Technologist

150 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Lab Technologist

 

7.

Lab Technician

150 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Lab Technician

8.

Radiology Technologist

150 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Radiology Technologist

9.

Radiology Technician

150 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Radiology Technician

10.

Physiotherapist

150 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Physiotherapist

 

11.

Basic Paramedic

150 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Basic Paramedic

12.

Paramedic

150 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Paramedic,

Critical Care Paramedic

13.

Dental Assistant

150 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Dental Assistant

14.

Dental Hygienist

150 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Dental Hygienist

15.

Dental Lab Technician

150 MCQs,

3 hours

50%

Dental Technician

16.

The Dietician Exam

160 MCQs, 3 hours

50%

Dietician

17.

Anesthesia

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Anesthesiologist

18.

Cardiology

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Cardiologist

19.

Psychiatry

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Psychiatrist

20.

Endocrinology

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Endocrinologist

21.

Critical Care Medicine

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Critical Care Physician

 

22.

Dermatology

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Dermatologist

23.

Diagnostic Radiology 

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Diagnostic Radiologist

24.

Emergency Medicine

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Emergency Medicine Physician

25.

Family Medicine

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Family Medicine Physician

 

26.

Gastroenterology

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Gastroenterologist

27.

General Surgery

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

General Surgeon 

 

28.

Internal Medicine

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Dental Assistant

29.

Neurosurgery

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Neurosurgeon 

30.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

150 MCQs,

3 hours

65%

Obstetrics and Gynecologist 

31.

Ophthalmology

150 MCQs, 3 hours

65%

Ophthalmologist

32. Orthopedic Surgery 150 MCQs, 3 hours 65% Orthopedic Surgeon
33. Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) 150 MCQs, 3 hours 65% Otorhinolaryngologist
34. Pediatrics 150 MCQs, 3 hours 65% Pediatrician
35. Pediatrics Surgery 150 MCQs, 3 hours 65% Pediatrics Surgeon
36. Plastic Surgery 150 MCQs, 3 hours 65% Plastic Surgeon
37. Sports Medicine 150 MCQs, 3 hours 65% Sports Medicine Physician
38. Urology 150 MCQs, 3 hours 65% Urologist
39. Vascular Surgery 150 MCQs, 3 hours 65% Vascular Surgeon

 

You can now also take your Dietician Exam through remote testing. To book your remotely proctored exam click here.

 

 

To find all about the registration/licensing process, please visit  https://www.moph.gov.qa/

 

 

Our customer service team operates from Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm UTC/GMT +3. Please contact us during these operating hours should you need support.

Public Holidays:

Our customer service team will be observing the following public holidays in 2023, our lines will be closed on the following dates:  

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Contacts By Location

Asia Pacific

Locations Contact Open Hours Description
Australia
Indonesia
Malaysia
New Zealand
Philippines
Singapore
Taiwan
Thailand
+603-76283333
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am-7:00 pm GMT +10:00
China
+86-10-62799911
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am-7:00 pm GMT +10:00
India
+91-124-4147700
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am-5:30 pm GMT +05:30
Japan
+81-3-6204-9830
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am-7:00 pm GMT +10:00
Korea +1566-0990
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am-7:00 pm GMT +10:00

EMEA - Europe, Middle East, Africa

Locations Contact Open Hours Description
Europe +31-320-239-540
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am-6:00 pm CET
Middle East +31-320-239-530
Sub-sahara Africa +31-320-239-593
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am-6:00 pm CET