New UK NMC Nurse Registration Process For Foreign Nurses

The Nursing and Midwifery Council UK has recently announced it is launching a new faster and easier application process on Monday October 7, 2019, below is everything you need to know about this new process as outlined by UK NMC on her website.

Since the start of 2018 we’ve been working with our partners to review and improve the way we assess professionals with qualifications from outside the EU when they want to come and work in the UK as nurses, midwives and nursing associates.

Our process needs to ensure that the professionals coming onto our register can meet our high standards, but we know that it can be long, costly and complicated.

We’ve made a number of improvements over the last year, such as reducing the cost of our test of competence and changing our English language requirements.

Building on these changes, we’ve developed a new, streamlined overseas registration process.

We launched this for nursing associates in January 2019 and we’re introducing it for nurses and midwives on Monday 7 October 2019.

Why we’re carrying out a review

We want to enable those who meet our requirements to join our register as efficiently as possible.

Unnecessary delay in registration means that applicants can’t practise their chosen profession and this could put them at risk of losing work or, sometimes, having to return home.

We’re making our application process simpler and quicker for candidates by improving our guidance and automating as much of the process as possible.

We’re building on the changes we’ve made so far to introduce an application process that is simpler and quicker for candidates.

We plan to launch a new, streamlined overseas registration process for nurses and midwives on Monday 7 October 2019.

New online application form

We’re moving our online application form into NMC Online to make it more straightforward to apply. Candidates will get their own NMC Online account where they’ll be able to track their application’s progress throughout.

Instead of having to download and post paper forms to us, candidates will be able to complete their application and upload supporting documents online.

We’ll also be able to ask their referees for supporting declarations directly to cut down on having to go back and forth to get things right.

Streamlined requirements

We’ve considered our current registration requirements for nurses and midwives against the evidence we need to allow us to assess each candidate’s ability to practise safely and effectively.

Where we can, we’ve streamlined these requirements while making sure that we still have good levels of assurance over a candidate’s competence.


Our identity requirements provide continued assurance that the person applying to the register is who they say they are.

Candidates under the new process will need to provide:

1. A valid passport
2. A vidence of name changes, if relevant
3.Under the current process candidates are required to provide their birth certificate as well.


Our eligibility criteria under the new process recognises that candidates are trained, qualified professionals.

Candidates under the new process will need to provide a qualification certificate for each part of the register that they are applying for, rather than full transcripts and a form to accompany the transcript of training.

Registration in a candidate’s country of training is no longer a pre-requisite for entry into the UK register. This brings overseas candidates in line with the UK application process.

If they’re registered or have been before, we’ll ask for confirmation from their relevant regulator.

If they haven’t been registered, we’ll ask for confirmation from both their training institute and the relevant regulator that the qualification would lead to registration to the equivalent part of the register they are applying for.

Under the current process candidates are required to provide certification from each country they have been registered.

We‘ve brought the health declaration in line with our revised health and character guidance.

Candidates under the new process will be asked to declare whether they’re capable of safe and effective practice. This might include where they have a health condition and/or disability that is being managed.

If a candidate declares a health condition and/or disability that is being managed, we’ll ask for a supporting declaration from either their medical practitioner or occupational health department.

Under the current process, all candidates are required to provide a good health declaration from their medical practitioner.

Candidates under the new process will be asked to provide a supporting declaration about their character.

If they’re registered or have been in the last three years, we’ll ask for a supporting declaration from their current or most recent regulator.

If they haven’t been registered in the last three years, but have previously held registration we’ll ask for a supporting declaration from their most recent regulator, but we’ll also need a more recent supporting declaration as well.

In this instance, and for those who have never held registration before, they’ll need to provide a different supporting character declaration. Depending on the candidate’s circumstances, we may ask for this from their training institute, former healthcare employer, NMC or other UK healthcare registrant.

We’ve also aligned our police clearance requirements with UK Visas and Immigration requirements. This means that candidates under the new process will need to provide:

1. A police clearance from each country that they have lived in for 12 months in the past ten years while over the age of 18
2. A UK DBS certificate if they’ve been in the UK more than three months at the time of their application

Under the current process candidates are required to provide a certificate of good standing from each country (or state) where they practised and/or been registered.


There is no change to the English language requirements.

Improved guidance and support

We’re redesigning the way we present guidance on our website so that candidates, and those who support them, have a better understanding of our requirements, what we ask for and why, and the process they can expect to follow.

This information will be clearer, easy to read and accessible across a range of devices.

We’re also creating a pre-application checklist tool for candidates to check how ready they are to apply and see what evidence they need to prepare. They’ll be able to download and share their checklist results with others, like employers or recruiters.

New test of competence

Early in 2020 we’re launching a new test of competence in line with our future nurse standards. The company that is designing the new test will produce a range of materials to help candidates prepare.

We’re also creating a new ‘assurance panel’ to oversee the quality and consistency of the test – this will be made up of a group of experienced nurses, midwives and other health and care professionals.

What we’ve changed so far

Where we could do so quickly and safely, we’ve already acted on feedback and made improvements to the process.

Test of competence

Updated OSCE resit policy – candiates now only have to re-sit the part of the OSCE that they failed
Improved preparation materials – we’ve aligned OSCE preparation materials across our three test sites, produced ‘top tips’ for candidates and introduced a mock examination and marking criteria to support candidates preparing for the OSCE examination
Reduced cost – we reduced the overall cost of the test of competence by more than 20 percent – the cost of the CBT reduced from £130 to £90; the full cost of OSCE from £992 to £794 and the resit cost of the OSCE from £496 to £397

Registration requirements

    Updated English language requirements
– we now accept an overall score of 7.0 on the International English Language Test System (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 7.0 in listening, reading and speaking
Removed 12 months’ post registration experience requirement

Australia Nursing Board Introduces CBT And OSCE For Foreign Educated Nurses

Nurses and midwives with international qualifications arriving in Australia will be offered the choice of either a bridging course or CBT plus OSCE to register in Australia from October 1, 2019.

A year after the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) announced the introduction of a new assessment model for internationally qualified nurses and midwives to attain registration in the country, the board has declared that the new system will come into effect from October 1 this year.

At present, internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs) who arrive in Australia holding qualifications which are relevant but not substantially equivalent to the Australian qualifications have to undergo a bridging program to attain the registration required to work in the country.

However from next month NMBA will introduce a new assessment model giving candidates the option to choose between the bridging course and the outcomes-based-assessment (OBA) which will be available from January 2020.

“The new model known as outcomes-based-assessment (OBA) will commence in January 2020,” the NMBA said in a statement.

“From January 2020, all IQNMs with relevant but not substantially equivalent qualifications will be referred to the OBA,” the statement reads. There will not be any new referrals to the bridging program from next year.

“The priority of the assessment model is public safety and ensuring that all individuals registered as a nurse or midwife in Australia are meeting the same standards, regardless of where they gained their qualifications,” an NMBA spokesperson tells SBS Malayalam.

“Since 2014, IQNMs wanting to register in Australia have been assessed under an interim model of assessment, while the Board undertook an extensive research project to develop a permanent model of assessment. The new model of assessment is based on the recommendations of that research and international best practice,” NMBA added.

OBA to replace bridging course

From the October 1, IQNMs who arrive in Australia will be offered to opt-out either the bridging course or OBA to work in the country. But those applying from the January 1 2020, will not be offered the choice of two models.

    Those applying from January 1 2020 will only be able to choose OBA, as this will completely replace the current bridging course from 2021.

“Bridging programs are expected to continue until 2021, for IQNMs who hold a referral to bridging. IQNMs will no longer be referred to bridging programs from January 2020,” reads the statement from NMBA.

What is OBA?

The outcomes-based-assessment model or OBA that will replace the bridging course consists of two parts. This includes a multiple-choice exam, followed by an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE), which is currently implemented in many countries.

While the first part is a computer-based multiple-choice cognitive assessment, the second part is behavioural assessment in the form of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).

Those applicants who pass the first stage will be able to go through to the second part of the OBA.

Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)

According to NMBA, the OSCE is used to assess whether an IQNM possesses the knowledge, skills and competence of a graduate-level Australian nurse or midwife.

“OSCE implemented in many countries including the United Kingdom is basically to assess how a nurse or midwife can handle the patients in different scenarios in a simulation environment,” Kunnumpurathu Bijo, the CEO of Melbourne based Institute of Health and Management, tells SBS Malayalam.

“In the OSCE implemented in the UK the IQNMs need to demonstrate their skills in handling a patient in that country,  in the presence of a clinical educator who observes them. It covers every aspect, like their communication to the patient, clinical decision making and practice standards,” says Mr. Bijio.

“However, in the UK, OSCE can only be attempted three times and needs proper training to crack it,” adds Bijo.

Orientation to be completed

Once the two-stage assessment process is completed, all IQNMs will also be required to complete an orientation program consisting of three stages.

While stage one is an online assessment to introduce IQNMs to Australia and the Australian healthcare system, stage two covers the diversity of Australian culture. This will be completed once the IQNMs are registered with the NMBA.

The third stage of the orientation program will be provided by the IQNM’s employer, based on NMBA guidelines.

“All the nurses and midwives arriving in Australia will have to complete this orientation program from next year,” says Jaison Thomas an Education Consultant at Sanjose Consultacy in Melbourne to SBS Malayalam.

“The new model is expected to benefit the applicants financially as the adaptation program in Australia is very expensive now when compared to other countries,” he adds.

Shortage of Nurses: Hospital CEOs in UK Told To Travel Out to Hunt for Foreign Nurses

Hospital bosses should personally fly to low and middle income countries in a bid to recruit more foreign nurses to work in the NHS, policy experts have said.

Richard Murray, chief executive of the King’s Fund, said delegating hiring to private agencies risked Britain losing the “international competition” for foreign nurses and exacerbating staff shortages.

Instead, frontline managers and clinicians should travel to recruitment hotspots such as Manila and Delhi to personally sell the merits of a career in their hospital or region, he said.

A major joint report this week by the King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation predicts that nurse shortages in England will double to 70,000 in 2023-24 at the current rate.

The research partly blamed a four per cent drop in domestic applications for training places following the abolition of bursaries for nursing students in 2016.

Despite the shortage, the NHS in England is recruiting fewer trained nurses from abroad than in 2001 – around 1,600 currently – and should aim to increase this by an additional 5,000, the report found.

“There is big competition across the world these days for nursing staff because there is a global shortage,” said Mr Murray, who was formerly director of strategy at the Department of Health.

“NHS bosses should not rely solely on recruitment agencies to find overseas staff.

“They should play an active role in the effort, working across regions to coordinate efforts.”

On top of difficulties attracting foreign nurses to the NHS in the first place, trusts often struggle to retain the staff beyond one or two years. Mr Murray said this is because foreign nurses too often arrive lacking a clear idea of what living and working in Britain will be like, particularly those recruited to rural areas.

The report found that trusts such as Yeovil District Hospital have surmounted this by sending senior staff on up to three recruitment drives in a single year to the Philippines and Dubai, where they were able to personally advocate the merits of life in rural Somerset.

At one point last year the trust did not have a single nursing vacancy on any of its wards. It is now recruiting on behalf of several other NHS organisations, a model already adopted in the North of England.


[hospital managers ]

are best placed to assess applicants and can offer an honest opinion of life in the UK and the realities of working in the NHS,” said Murray.

“This approach has benefits for the new recruit and the NHS. “It allows overseas professionals to make an informed decision about whether to relocate to the UK, and it helps NHS trusts to select applicants who are attracted to the qualities of their local area.”

Critics have accused clunky visa rules for applicants from non-European Economic Area countries for hampering the recruitment effort.

However, some of these have been recently relaxed, such as a cap on the number of workers in certain salary groups.

So-called Tier 2 visas demand a £30,000 minimum salary, but the Home Office has confirmed that the nursing will remain on a shortage occupation exemption list until 2021, when the policy will be reviewed.
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USA Nurse Registration Guide and Cost for Foreign Nurses

Thinking about moving to USA as a Registered Nurse under the USA Green Card program for Nurses? Here is how you can go about it yourself without using any agent. Below is the financial cost and step by step guide for foreign educated Nurses to work in USA

Licensure Services Payment Time Frame Medium Cost in Dollar and Naira
CGFNS Credential Evaluation Service Report (Note that you can use other services such as ERES but CGFNS is highly recommended After Completion of the online application. You can only access transcript request forms and Nursing Council Verification after payment Online payment on CGFNS Website through your ATM debit/credit card $350 (N127,750)
Nursing School/University Transcript Immediately after CGNS payment and printing of the forms You may pay by hand or online depending on your School Transcript N5,000 –N30,000 (Depends on what your School Charges) Courier of Transcript to CGFNS N17,000
Verification of Nursing License from Nursing Board Immediately  after CGFNS payment and after printing license verification form Pay online through or through bank (Nigeria) N53, 500
Secondary School Certificate (WAEC/NECO/GCE) Immediately after completing CGFNS form and after payment Upload it through the “Contact Us” page on your CGFNS homepage. Alternatively, you can fax it to CGFNS using free online Fax services N500 (for WAEC/GCE/NECO) Scratch Card.
CGFNS Expedite Service(Optional) This is an optional service but payment of it will allow your report to be reviewed within 2 weeks. It is paid after CGFNS received all your documents Paid online using your ATM credit/debit card $250 (N91,250)
Texas Board of Nursing Registration Paid 1-2 Months after starting your CGFNS application Paid through drafts drawn from USA Board Application $100 (N37,000) Courier: N2,000-N17,000 depending on the courier service used
Criminal Background Check Paid after your application form arrived at Texas Board of Nursing   Fingerprint Card can be obtained from those that sells. I would recommend you buy from Peculiar +2348066640382 , he sells at the rate of N2,000 ($6) per card which is the cheapest I have seen so far Can be paid Online with your ATM card Registration with IDENTOGO $37 (N13,505) Purchase of 2 Fingerprint cards: N4,000 Capturing of fingerprint Free-N3,000
NCLEX-RN Exam Registration After your CGFNS report is out and you are fully prepared to sit for the exam within the next 3 months Paid online on PearsonVue Website   $200 (N73,000)
NCLEX-RN Exam Schedule Paid after receiving your ATT Paid online via ATM cards USA – Free UK-   $180 (N65,700) Philippines $150 (N54,750)
Police Certificate Paid when you are about to apply for Visa By Cash N5,000
Philippine Visa Application Paid when you apply for VISA Paid by Cash at the Embassy in Abuja N15,600 Courier to pick Visa below N10,000
Flight (To and Fro) Paid before or after visa Paid online through WAKANOW.COM Between N400,000-N500,000
Hotel Booking Paid before or after Visa Paid online via N30,000-N50,000 depending on length of stay and hotel type
Pocket Money to Philippines     N50,000-N150,000 depending on length of stay

The above fees are based on personal experience of someone who took NCLEX-RN Exam this month in 2019 and passed. I will be  creating additional pages on step-by-step guide to becoming a USA Registered Nurse by yourself without the use of any agency.

If you need any mre information or have questions please drop it in the comment box below. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends

How Nurse Can Relocate to UK with their Spouse




*By Emeka Nwosu*


If you are a nurse in this group,you need to know the following:


1. It is best if you travel together with your husband,the process is easier,you only need to present your marriage certificate and any other supporting document like few wedding pictures to prove your marriage status.


2. You will pay for visa application about 800 dollars and National health insurance surcharge for your husband,this will cost about 600 pounds for 3 years,an increase is proposed for NHS surcharge but it is yet to be implimented.


3. You can use your Certificate of sponsorship to apply for yourself and your husband if you do not have children yet or you are not travelling with your children,all you need extra is to have some money to lodge your husband in a hotel and then get a place after you must have arrived the UK,a house to be shared with others will be most preferable as you try to adapt and know exactly what will suite the family.


4. If you want to come with your children,you need to keep 630 pounds for each of your children,this money should be in your bank account or that of your husband for a period of 3 months,this is an evidence that you have money to support your family until your husband stabilizes,so make arrangement for this money to be kept in your account once you pass your CBT,even before you get an agency to process your relocation to make it smooth,you will also pay visa application fee,health insurance surcharge for each of your children,i usually advice people to come with their spouse and maybe a child,depending on how much you have,it is also adviceable to borrow this money and keep in the bank,borrow and pay when you come over,it will be more than worth it i can gurantee you that.


5. Immediately your husband arrives, and collects his residence permit,you can help him to call National insurance office that same day to book an appointment for National insurance number interview,he can only work when he has gotten this number and it takes 2 to 3 weeks,yours is provided even before you arrive by your employers so you dont have to apply.


6.You need to inform your huband that their are plenty of job for him to choose from but it will come with time, he can start with a support work job which is easily available even without experience,support work deals with observing children,youth and young adults in various settings to ensure that theu are safe,supported with daily living,you will be well paid enough to pick your bills while you plan for your dream job.


7. Fire men,Prison Officers with other military jobs are currently available,they are well paid jobs,Africans with resident permits are qualified and can key in to this opportunities.


8. If your husband or spouse is an Engineer,skilled worker of any field including accountant,Geologist,information technology and any other field that may not be included in their high demand list,i want to assure you that many people are getting jobs in these areas based on their level of experience,he can move with you,attend job interviews within his field,chances of securing a job is over 70 percent,you may not get the best innitially but what you will get will be worth the risk of relocation.


9. Please ensure that you get an international drivers licence while coming,it will cost you between 25 to 30 thousand in naira,you will be glad you did, their driving test that can give you a licence to drive in the UK is quit challenging so you need a licence that can help you drive and gain on hand experience before picking up their exam and licence,you will thank me latter.


10.Start small,small apartment,small job,small income,small location and grow from there,you cannot get it all at once if you want to be happy,take a gradual step,dont compete with anyone,avoid London as much as you can with its surrounding cities,they are ridiculously expensive.


11. Learn how to do little house repairs,how to change your ligh

How to Become A Registered Nurse in Australia for Foreign Educated Nurses

Job Opportunities for Nigerian Nurses: Working in Australia. Australia is currently one of the best destinations for registered nurses, not only because the “Registered Nurse” is an occupation in demand in Australia, but also because the opportunities to work in the USA or UK may not be available at this time. This is based on the advice that the USA is currently processing applications which date back to July 2006, and that the UK prefers registered nurses from members of the European Union. There are other work opportunities for nurses to work in the Asian region, however, they do not pay as much as employers in Australia.


First of all, you must be a registered Australian nurse to qualify for a working visa or permanent residence as a registered nurse in Australia.


Working visas to Australia for all occupations was discussed in a separate paper entitled, “Do You Qualify for a Working Visa?” Before you pay a single cent in any ‘offer for a working visa’ you must verify with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) whether your proposed sponsoring employer has been approved as sponsor. You also need to determine whether the proposed position, task and workplace where you will be assigned, satisfy the current migration policy criteria.


Pitfalls of Working Visas

Many have fallen victim to recruiters who claim they are authorised to recruit for positions of Caregiver, Assistant in Nursing (AIN) or Residential Care Officer (RCO). Migration policy has changed over the years and continues to change. At present:


Assistant in Nursing and caregiver are not in the list of qualifying occupations for working visa.


A Residential Care Officer may no longer be assigned to work in nursing homes and care for the aged because, according to a recent case decided by the Policy Section of DIAC in Canberra, it is outside the RCO ASCO definition to provide care and supervision for children or disabled persons in group housing or government institutions.


A Disability Services Officer (DSO) may likewise no longer be allowed to provide personal care in nursing homes if DIAC is to strictly enforce the DSOASCO definition to provide education and community access to people with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities.


Nurse Registration in Australia

Currently, there is a plan to unify the requirements for Australian nursing competency assessment and registration in 2010. Until that time, nursing registration is through the nursing registration board of any of the Australian States and Territories. They vary in their registration process, costs and requirements.


Once registered as registered nurse in any state or territory of Australia, your tourist, non-working visa or student visa may be changed to a working visa for a period of one year up to four years under certain conditions, provided there is no visa condition of no further stay on your existing visa.


NSW Nurse Registration for Overseas Registered Nurses

Under the 2008 guidelines, the NSW Nursing Board will consider, among other matters:

o The rank or classification of your educational institution in the Country Education Profile of the country of your education

o your overseas registration

o your grades in your transcript of records

o your experience, if any


The NSW Nursing board will determine whether your qualifications meet certain standards:

The standard of your educational institution must be comparable to the standard of an Australian tertiary institution and


The level of your nursing degree must be comparable to the level of an Australian Bachelor degree not an Australian Diploma level; and


The course content of your overseas Bachelor degree in Nursing must be comparable to the course content of the Australian Bachelor in Nursing degree.


If your qualifications meet the standard of an Australian Bachelors degree in Nursing you will be referred to complete the College of Nursing Assessment for registered nurses. If not, you may be referred for assessment as an enrolled nurse. If you pass the assessment, you will be eligible for registration as registered nurse or enrolled nurse as the case may be.


Registration as enrolled nurse will not qualify you for permanent resident visa because it is not listed in the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) but will qualify you to apply for a working visa.


The other two accredited pathways for registered nurse registration in New South Wales are:


A three year Australian Bachelor in Nursing degree


A two-year graduate entry Bachelor in Nursing degree course at the University of Technology Sydney or University of Western Sydney.

In all cases, you will be required to pass an English test at varying levels, unless exempted.


Permanent Resident Visa Application While Working Overseas

If you are currently working as registered nurse in the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada or New Zealand, you may be granted registration without having to undertake an English test and nursing competency test under certain conditions. After you obtain Australian registration you may qualify for permanent residence in Australia under certain conditions while you continue to work in the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada or New Zealand.


If your permanent resident visa is approved before your overseas contract expires, you can still validate your respective visas by entering Australia with those included in your visa application. You may return to the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada or New Zealand to complete your employment contract the next day and your family members can either remain in Australia, or leave for the Philippines or elsewhere, provided each of you return to live in Australia within 5 years from visa grant.


Which Family Members Can You Bring?

You are allowed to include your entire family (spouse and dependent children below 25 years old) your widowed parent, single aunt or uncle who have lived with you and are dependent on you, as part of your family in your permanent resident visa application under certain conditions. Once you get your permanent resident visa, you will qualify to sponsor your brothers, sisters, nephew, nieces and other relatives.


Written By Imelda Argel


Qatar Prometric Exam Passing Score for Doctors, Nurses and Others

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,


    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) .
Contact Info for Qualifying Examination Enquiries
  • Phone Numbers:
  • Sunday to Thursday (with Arabic language option):
    • +31 320239530​
  • Friday to Monday :
    • +31 320239800​
References of the Qualifying Electronic Exam


Qatar Prometric Exam for Nurses Requirements

​In order to get practicing license in the healthcare sector in the State of Qatar, you need to apply for an online application for registration / evaluation through the Electronic Registration & Licensing System and complete all the requirements using the following QCHP website​

Kindly notice that:
  1.  Your online application should be through an Employer/potential employer in the State of Qatar (you will not be able to apply for registration request without an employer in Qatar).
  2. For more information on how to use the electronic registration/licensing system, please check the following link on the QCHP website
  3. To find all about the Registration / Evaluation requirements, please check the guidelines at the following link on the QCHP website
  4. To find all about the qualifying examination (Prometric), please check the following link on the QCHP website
  5. To find all about the primary source verification, please check the following link on the QCHP website


  • ​No practitioner is allowed to practice before receiving their medical license from QCHP; otherwise the licensing application will be rejected, and the institution and practitioner will face disciplinary actions.
  • Please follow up with your employer or potential employer’s focal point concerning the registration / evaluation process and in case you need to check your delayed application status (if any).


​Kindly find below the types of request that can be applied though the registration & Licensing Electronic System:

​Time Frame

(Starting from the request submission date after payment)
​Type of Request​
​25 working days ​Evaluation
​20 working days ​Licensing
​15 working days ​License Renewal
​15 working days ​Change Place of Work
​15 working days ​Change Scope of Practice
​25 working days ​Certificate of Good Standing covering the work experience spent in the State of Qatar


  • ​Please use the following link on the QCHP website in order to find the requirements and the process of each of the above mentioned requests by checking the guideline of your profession.​​
  • For any technical issue in using the Electronic Registration & Licensing System please contact our System Help Desk Officer on the following contact details: Telephone number: 44070279.​

​The Evaluation, Licensing and License Renewal fees change depending on the profession and scope of practice as shown in the below noted table, knowing that the license validity is 2 years starting from the issuing date and that it is prohibited for any practitioner to practice without license or with an expired license:

​​Profession ​Request Type ​Request Fees (QR)
​Physician (specialist) ​​ ​

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​1200
​Renewal ​1200
​General Scope Physician ​ ​​​ ​

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​1000
​Renewal ​1000
​Dentist (specialist) ​ ​ ​​​ ​

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​1200
​Renewal ​1200
​General Scope Dentist ​ ​​​ ​

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​1000
​Renewal ​1000

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​600
​Renewal ​600

​Allied Health Practitioner ​ ​

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​600
​Renewal ​600
​Nurse ​ ​

​Evaluation ​100
​Licensing ​600
​Renewal ​600


Can the evaluation and the primary source verification processes be done without the candidate physically present in Doha?​

​Yes, a large part of the registration and licensing process can be done while the applicant remains in their home country. For example, the primary source verification application can be completed and submitted by using the electronic verification system, Qualifying examination (if required) can be taken in one of 10,000 test centers located in over 100 countries around the world, and the evaluation application can be completed and submitted by the employer locally while the applicant is still outside Qatar. However, some evaluation requirements (for example an assessment interview) will require the presence of the applicant in the State of Qatar. In addition, the licensing process will also require the presence of the applicant in the State of Qatar.


CELBAN Review: Test Format, Test Preparation, Registration and Practice Materials

CELBAN just like IELTS is a four module English proficiency test that is required for International nurses to upgrade their nursing degree or diploma in Canada. It is accepted by all licensing bodies all over Canada. It is especially designed in Canada. The CELBAN Test is entirely from the medical background nurses take this test as it requires the test of English for medical report writing, medical vocabulary and interaction with patients for treatment. All the modules of the test are based on medical topics.The assessment test is taken in 4 parts. These are as follows:
1. Speaking
2. Listening
3. Reading
4. Writing

Listening, Reading and writing are taken together as a group test whereas, speaking test is taken separately one by one. The English language levels required for nurses entering in Canadian Nursing Profession are

*Speaking: CLB Level 8
*Listening: CLB Level 10
* Reading: CLB Level 8
*Writing: CLB Level 7

Listening, Reading and Writing sections are assessed together as a group test, whereas speaking test is taken separately. Both parts of the test may fall on the same day and speaking test may fall a day after. Group test is taken first. To pass the test you have to get pass bands from each section and if you do not qualify any one section of the group test, you have to take the whole group test again.

Listening is one of the modules of CELBAN Testing. There are multiple choice questions. You have 30 seconds to read the questions and 30 seconds to check the answers. You are not given headphones, so make practice without headphones. There are a lot of people in the room so be prepared.
1. There are five video scenarios
2. There are four audio scenarios
Time: 45 Minutes
Listening section includes scenes in a clinic, home, hospital or medical office in different settings. The scenes include communication between nurses and the patient, doctor and patient, phone call between family members and nurse, nurse shift to shift report or nurse reporting the doctor.
You will be given 30 seconds to preview the questions. Read the questions thoroughly during that time and if time permits, read the answer choices. In listening multiple choice questions are given. Each question has 4 choices.
In listening tests the conversation is very fast and all nationalities, sex and age people are included. So in order to pass the test you need to pay a lot of attention.
You need to relax and listen wholeheartedly with full concentration. Do not let the thoughts interrupt.


Reading test in CELBAN is also very important part of the test. The Reading test consist of 2 parts:

Skimming and scanning(5-8 minutes).
Reading comprehensions and gap fills.

In skimming and scanning you are given a patient’s transfer/referral/admission from which you need to scan thoroughly and skim the information given in the text booklet. In this section only 5-8 minutes are given and the main objective is to take out accurate information at a given time. (Limited time)

In the second part of reading you get 2 reading comprehension and one paragraph for gap fills. From the reading comprehension, you have some multiple choice statement question answers and you are required to mark the correct answer. Please use your time wisely and do not spend more than 15 minutes in solving any passage.

In the passage with gap fills you have 4 answer choices for each gap and you are required to fill them with the correct word.


Writing plays a very important part of day-to-day activities in healthcare industry in Canada.
The writing test consists of 2 parts

Part 1:-
Form filling: 10 minutes.
There will be an interview – Doctor – Patient or Nurse – Patient or a related clinic scene.
You will be given a Nurses record sheet and a video scene regarding talk between a Patient and a Nurse or Doctor and Nurse in a hospital setting.
You will have a minute to preview the assessment record sheet.
You have to record whatever is asked with supporting details in the point form.

Part 2:-
Part 2 in writing sections incident report writing. You have to write a report taking the information provided in the question. The incident report is a record of incident, problems and events at the time of admission of patients and afterwards.

In this test we have to be very focused on grammar, spelling, word choice and other communication vocabulary. You must include information precisely answering questions like who, what, when, why and how. You need some efforts and practice to write good reports.


Speaking module of CELBAN is conducted individually and takes approximately 20-30 minutes. There are 2 assessors who carry out assessments. It is always recorded and you are assessed on the basis of your use of language (word choice), grammatical accuracy, narrating, supporting the opinion, the use of strategies for synthesizing, stating and describing.

Your language proficiency is judged from your interaction with the patient. Most importantly your confidence is judged from your fluency in asking questions and answering the patient’s queries. In speaking, you should make use of paraphrasing, self-correcting, confirming and maintaining rapport with the patient.

Speak in, simple as well as complex sentences and accomplish the task of introducing and concluding the topic. Your language should be easily understood and you should answer the patient’s queries and satisfy him. You should have a proper flow of language and correct pronunciation in a comfortable manner.

There is no assessment of the general questions regarding your introduction.

Describing questions:

The examiner asks you 3-4 questions in order to judge your language for describing the facts.They may ask you the questions to compare and contrast from general topics like Canadian culture, transport, weather, problems attached with immigration, your role as a nurse or any other topic of their choice and so on.

Role play:

In role play one of the examiners enacts as a patient and you as a nurse. You are given a form and are required to fill the information on that form by asking question a given topic. They assess your language proficiency for your response to the queries of the patient and your ability to ask proper, relevant and correct questions on the given points.

At the end you are given a sheet of some clues and you are asked to give teachings to the patient at the time of discharge (discharge instructions)


GRAMMAR- It plays an eminent role to pass the test. So, Practice extra grammar exercises
REVISE Thoroughly:
All tenses, Parts of speech as Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Forms of verbs, Adverb, Adjective, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Punctuations, Clauses, articles and active passive voice.
• Study 3 hrs. /Day minimum of three months.
• Listen & watch English news daily.
• Go through the details of all common diseases.
• Revise medical vocabulary.
• Make short notes on all disease.


Listening is training your ears, so, do not watch native programs on TV. Listen & watch English programs all time
• Daily practice listening for 3 months minimum to pass the test.
• Prepare well in advance. Take some professional guidance.
• Please do not get nervous.
Great listeners are strong receivers, so try to recollect and write whatever you watch & listen at the same time during practice sessions.Watch English movies (American English Movies)Listen to English music and try to understand the lyrics. Make native English speakers as friends.Give thoughtful attention to the speaker in a curious, open minded and non-judgmental manner. Pay full attention to the speaker.Watch body language.Create your interest in the scenery and enjoy it.

Just before the test:
Relax and think positive. Always remember the motto “You can win”. Drink water and stay calm. Arrive early before the exam and do not get nervous.Take a deep breath before the exam.
While taking tests:
Before listening video or audio starts, read all questions thoroughly in giving time for question reading. If time permits then read the answer choices.Four answer choices are given for each question, from which two answer choices are always wrong, look for the exact answer from other two choices. If you don’t find any answer, or you distract your attention, move on.Don’t get panic, otherwise you will lose your concentration and miss many questions.Do not lose your confidence at any cost. Believe in yourself.
Work quickly and take care of the spellings. Always read the questions thoroughly and look for the possible answer. Read each blank or phrase. Read the whole sentence and look for the missing part of speech and tense used in the sentence.
For comprehension, first of all read the heading and subheading properly to know what the topic is about.DO not read the whole passage otherwise you will not finish on time. Skim and scan the passages to find main information. Go back and forth, try to get most important concept given in passage in your mind. Scan and read first, middle & last sentence of each stanza.

Note and flag keywords in the passage. Then read the questions properly one by one and pick the answer from answer choices. Try to answer the easier questions first.Timing is very essential. Don’t spend more than 15 minutes on any passage

For gap fills you are required to read every sentence and look for the missing word from answer choices. The best way to get the answer is taking into consideration the tense used in the given sentence and looking for the missing part of speech in the sentence.
Reading tips
1. Read without pronouncing each word (quiet reading)it increases the rate of skimming.
2. Determine what you need to know from the content. So knowing the heading is most important. It makes reading purposeful.
3. Do not read the whole content & read with understanding.
4. Do close reading to focus your mind.
Practice under testing conditions of timing (40minutes).


1.There is a video scenario from which you have to fill up a form. Don’t miss any point
2. Take care of spellings and make points.
3. Look for the main points and supporting details in a precise way.
4. Write in short phrases, don’t make sentences and write in boxes only.

Writing 2
1. Read the topic carefully and include all given points in your report.
2. Look for your grammar, structure and tenses & punctuation.Use good vocabulary, synonyms and don’t repeat words.
3. Write the report in proper sequence and make use of simple as well as compound sentences.
1. Write report in past tense & passive speech.
2. Mention location, time address and date.
3. Answer all the questions like who, what, when,where and how in the report.
4. Don’t use awkward phrases and don’t make stories. Mention condition of the patient at last in present tense.
Good knowledge of grammar is the key to pass the test.DO take out some time for proof reading for sure. Do not exceed the word limit and do not make a rough draft.Practice at least 20 incident reports at various situations. Handwriting should be readable and make proper sentences. Good vocabulary, correct use of tense, correct spellings, right sequence of events is very important.

Good speakers are good listeners. Listen the question. Speak in a rich and full voice. Stay calm and relaxed. Be careful of your body language. Make eye contact with the patient and speak with confidence.Be comfortable with the patient. Give your introduction impressively
Rehearse and make your video recording. Watch it. Be confident. The First impression is the last impression.Face is the index of your mind so, keep smiling.Use good vocabulary. Smile and make a good rapport with the patient. Use correct pronunciation and correct use of verb tense is very important. Do thank the patient for his co-operation. Do not forget to say “Thanks for your time” at the end.
How to take a test?
• Language is a great barrier when an individual moves from one place to another. In these cases. Most people give up before difficulties. Language learning is a time taking process. Conversation with local residents of that area helps a lot to overcome the language barrier along with learning through books or television shows. These language proficiency tests need perfecting and learning is a slow process. Prepare yourself to face challenges and believe in yourself.