Overview of DHA Training in Dubai

Healthcare professionals in Dubai require a DHA (Dubai Health Authority) license to pursue their careers in the UAE. The DHA license is issued by Dubai's Health Regulation Department (HRD). Dubai's Health Authority aims to offer an accessible, effective, and integrated healthcare system, safeguard public health, and enhance the quality of life within the Emirate. To advance in the Dubai healthcare sector, passing the DHA exam with a minimum of 60% is essential. This computer-based test (CBT) assesses your knowledge and skills to ensure compliance with UAE practice standards.

Whether you're a General Practitioner, Nurse, Pharmacist, or Dentist from any region, obtaining a DHA license is mandatory for practising in Dubai. How do you plan to prepare for the DHA exam? Finding time to study the key syllabus and sections amidst a busy schedule or other commitments may hinder your preparation. Edoxi can be your supportive companion on this journey. Edoxi Training Institute in Dubai offers flexibility by enabling learning from any location, with the guidance of skilled trainers providing comprehensive online/offline sessions and mentorship.

List of DHA Courses Offered by Edoxi

Edoxi offers DHA training to General Practitioners, Dentists, Nurses (RNs and ANs), and Pharmacists. Here is the list of DHA courses in Dubai.

DHA Course Hours Certification Body Mode of Training
DHA for General Practitioner (GP) 40 hours Edoxi & KHDA Online/Classroom
DHA for Nurses (RN) 30 hours Edoxi & KHDA Online/Classroom
DHA for Nurses (AN) 30 hours Edoxi & KHDA Online/Classroom
DHA for Pharmacist 30 hours Edoxi & KHDA Online/Classroom
DHA for Dentist 30 hours Edoxi & KHDA Online/Classroom

Benefits of Taking the DHA Course

  • Professional Recognition: A DHA license is a mark of professional recognition and can enhance your credibility and reputation as a healthcare practitioner in Dubai. It can help you establish yourself as a trusted and reliable healthcare professional in the eyes of your patients and peers.
  • Enhanced Career Opportunities: A DHA license opens up a world of opportunities for healthcare professionals in Dubai. With a DHA license, you can practice in top hospitals, clinics, and healthcare facilities in Dubai, which can lead to a successful and fulfilling career.
  • Increased Earning Potential: The healthcare industry is one of the highest-paying industries in the world, and Dubai is no exception. With a DHA license, you can earn a competitive salary, which can increase over time with experience and expertise.
  • Continuous Learning and Development: Pursuing a DHA course is an excellent way to keep yourself updated with the latest developments and trends in the healthcare industry. It can help you stay ahead of the curve and provide the best possible care to your patients.
  • Access to a Supportive Community: By enrolling in a DHA course, you can connect with a supportive community of healthcare professionals in Dubai. You can learn from their experiences, share your own, and build meaningful relationships that can last a lifetime.

DHA Course Features

  • Trainers With Extensive Industry Experience

    An experienced mentor specialising in DHA exam preparation for healthcare professionals guarantees your success with guidance and thorough instruction.

  • Comprehensive Training

    Our teaching goes beyond just Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ’s). We offer comprehensive lectures following the DHA syllabus, enabling you to tackle questions from any part of the syllabus.

  • Customisable Course Schedules

    You have the flexibility to choose between online or offline sessions based on your schedule. Pick from a variety of time slots available throughout the week, making any day a suitable joining day.

  • Free Mock Tests

    We offer complimentary practice exams. After completing each subject, you will receive a mock test. Additionally, there will be a comprehensive final mock test at the conclusion of the course, encompassing all subjects.

  • Comprehensive Study Materials 

    We provide you with comprehensive study materials encompassing an e-copy of the DHA Syllabus, previous years' question papers, and recorded files of live classes. These resources will help you prepare effectively and confidently for the DHA exam.

  • Expert Mentorship

    Our expert mentors go beyond simply teaching subjects; they offer invaluable guidance on DHA updates, exam patterns, and various other aspects of the exam.


Prerequisites for DHA Training

  • Pharmacists must have a valid Bachelor of Pharmacy from an established institute or equivalent qualification, at least two years of post-qualification experience as a registered pharmacist, and a valid professional license or registration from the country of origin or previous employment. 
  • Physicians must be a graduate from a recognised medical school and have at least two years of clinical experience post internship, including one year in general practice.
  • Lab technicians must have two years of experience after Diploma MLT / BSC MLT and three years experience after post graduation. 
    Nurses must have a minimum of current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification or others according to the scope of practice.  

How To Get A DHA-License?

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  • Apply for a Primary Source Verification (PSV) Dataflow verification
  • Enrol with Edoxi To Get Professional DHA Training
  • Apply for the DHA Examination
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Become a DHA Licensed Professional

DHA Training Options

Choose from the best training options to suit your needs.

Classroom Training

  • Instructor-led Classes
  • Case Study Presentation
  • Lecture-Based Presentation
  • Video and Audio Inserts
  • Simulated Exams and Exam Practice
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Live Virtual Training

  • 30-hour coaching (40-hour for General practitioner)
  • Authorized Instructor-led Classes
  • Weekend/Weekday Classes
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Course Advisor

Blessy Babu

Blessy is an experienced medical instructor who specialises in Prometric courses and NCLEX preparation. She has a wealth of knowledge in healthcare education and is highly skilled in teaching and training healthcare professionals. Her main aim is to support students in passing their Prometric exams and NCLEX certification by providing them with comprehensive and up-to-date study materials, personalised instruction, and hands-on practice exams.

Blessy's teaching approach centers on creating a supportive and engaging learning environment that encourages critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and effective test-taking strategies. She is committed to professional development and keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in the medical field. As part of her commitment, she regularly attends workshops, conferences, and seminars to enhance her expertise, ensuring that her students receive the most relevant and valuable education.

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What is DHA?

DHA stands for Dubai Health Authority. DHA develops rules and standards for the healthcare sector in Dubai. They also keep track of the healthcare to ensure they follow the standards.

Medical professionals must gain a DHA license to work in the Emirate of Dubai.

What is the duration of the DHA exam?

The duration of the exam is 165 minutes.

How many questions are there for the DHA examination?

The question paper consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.

What is the passing score for the DHA exam?

You need to attain 60% marks in the examination to pass.

Why should I choose Edoxi for DHA Training in Dubai?

Our exclusivity in offering 5 major healthcare courses aims to bring quality to what we offer.

  • We have specialised trainers who will clear all your doubts regarding subjects and learn most efficiently. 
  • The biggest benefit of our course is that you will be 100% confident to attend the DHA exam.
  • Our trainers cover the subjects in a well-structured manner.  
  • You have flexible timing to join throughout the week. 
  • You get proper lectures on every subject. 
  • You get study materials, previous question papers, and recorded sessions to prepare yourself for the exam.

What is the validity of the DHA exam score?

The validity of the DHA exam is one year with renewal within 3 months of expiring. You have to begin working in Dubai within a year after you take the exam. 

Who are the Allied Healthcare Professionals eligible for the DHA examination?

The following healthcare professionals are eligible for the DHA exam,

  • Anaesthesia Technician 
  • Audiologist 
  • Clinical Dietician 
  • Clinical Pharmacist 
  • Clinical Psychologist 
  • Dental Assistant 
  • Dental Hygienist 
  • Dialysis Technician 
  • Massage Therapist 
  • Haematology Technologist 
  • Medical Laboratory Technician 
  • Microbiology Technologist 
  • Nutritionist 
  • Occupational Therapy Technician 
  • Optometrist 
  • Pharmacist 
  • Physiotherapist 
  • Prosthetics And Orthotics Technician 
  • Radiographer 
  • Respiratory Technician 
  • Respiratory Therapist

What are the DHA License Requirements?

In order to apply for a DHA license, you must fill in the following requirements: 

  • Passport-size photograph with white background. 
  • Passport copy - both front and back.
  • All education certificates, such as 10th and 12th certificates, Bachelor’s Degrees, Diploma, Master’s Degrees, etc.
  • An attested employment experience certificate from a medically recognised body in your country.
  • Nursing/ Pharmacy/ Dental/ Medical/ Other Council association registration certificate. 
  • Excellent physicians conduct certificates issued from a medically recognised body of your country. 
  • BLS certificate (Basic Life Support) - Only for Nurses. 
  • A Log Book of two years attested and stamped - only for MS Surgeons.