This is a guide to help you get licensed as a nurse in Qatar. It’s intended for those who have already gotten an employer in Qatar but is just muddled on how to proceed in order to get their license.
The Government Agency
The department that oversees doling out licenses to medical practitioners is the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners. It’s the unit responsible for registration, licensing, accreditation, and furthermore, overseeing the fitness to practice. The QCHP is like PRC, only more specialized and focused on the medical profession. The Ministry of Public Health, State of Qatar, in this sense, is the same as our DoH. For this article, our focal point will be QCHP.
Documents at the Ready for DataFlow
As always, the basic requirements are your documents. These are listed in the evaluation requirements found here. Once complete, you are finally ready for the Primary Source Verification. Data Flow helps you by authenticating your documents from the source. The QCHP has a very helpful flowchart to assist you in visualizing the process. There are five ways to apply for PSV. One is individually through their website, as well as with your employer, while the other two are through email or via the DataFlow counters at the SCH premises. One other way is via TrueProfile.io. If you verify with TrueProfile.io, this would ensure that you own your PSV Report forever. Once you have applied for the PSV and paid the fees, wait for the email that says you need to get your evaluation certificate from the Supreme Council of Health Qatar. This means you can now submit your application for licensing.
Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners
Sign up as a new user in order to apply for a nursing license. Once you have set up your login, you will consequently undergo an evaluation process. You will need to submit your documents and also attach a proof of submission to the verification company. Here is the list of documents needed and especially relevant is the order in which you should arrange them.
Note that the burden of following up with DataFlow and the results will be on you. With your data verified by DataFlow, attestation can be considered redundant by the SCH. Once everything has been submitted, you may probably be interviewed if your documents come out as negative or unable to be verified at the source.
If you are eligible and all the documents are positive, the Registration Department will finally issue your Nursing License. Good luck!
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