HAAD Exam Application | HAAD Registration & Processing

What do you need to know about the HAAD exam application?

The HAAD exam, often known as the DOH exam, is a statewide exam in Abu Dhabi, UAE, for healthcare professional license. The HAAD exam or DOH exam is handled by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD), now known as the Department of Health Abu Dhabi (DOH Abu Dhabi). This licensure examination is required to be taken by both local and foreign healthcare candidates to determine if they are eligible to work as healthcare professionals in Abu Dhabi. But take note, there are different sets of application requirements for HAAD exam based on the candidate’s Professional Qualification Requirements or PQR that varies per profession.

How to register for the HAAD exam in UAE?

The standard HAAD exam application process for foreign healthcare candidates consists of the following steps:

STEP 1: HAAD Dataflow Application Phase

  • The HAAD dataflow process or the Primary Source Verification (PSV) application phase is a highly reliable background screening procedure used to verify the candidate’s personal or professional credentials directly from its original issuing source. The HAAD Dataflow requirements vary depending on the candidate’s profession. Therefore, please make sure the information you will provide in your application is correct. Any discrepancy may raise a red flag.
  • There are two HAAD Dataflow status results that may show on a candidates’ Dataflow report: either a positive or negative result. Each candidate who sent their documents for the verification process will be given a dedicated HAAD Dataflow login details as their reference.

STEP 2: HAAD Credentialing Application Phase

  • The HAAD credentialing application is the approval phase and evaluation process to determine if a candidate is eligible for the category they applied for based on their educational and employment background. The candidate will receive a HAAD application status, either with approved or disapproved results. Also, the candidate can check their credentialing application status via the HAAD website.

STEP 3: HAAD Exam Scheduling Phase

  • The HAAD exam booking and scheduling phase is the pre registration and confirmation of the candidate’s HAAD exam schedule. At this phase, you should get ready for the exam and if you haven’t availed a review course yet, this is the time to do so.


STEP 4: Take the HAAD Exam

  • HAAD Pearson Vue essential reminders before you go to the test center: (1) Ensure you bring the correct identification for admission. (2) Print out and bring a copy of your booking confirmation from Pearson VUE to the test center.

STEP 5: Claim your HAAD Exam Result

  • Candidates may access their official exam results using the corresponding HAAD login details given to them with a pass or fail result only. There will be no examination scores or exam certificates issued regardless of whether the candidate passed or failed the examination.
  • Once a foreign healthcare candidate passes the exam, they must find an employer first who can link their application to the HAAD regulatory body for the HAAD license issuance. A candidate’s HAAD license has validity from the date of passing the HAAD exam. The medical license must be current and valid during a health professional’s practice.

From searching the application requirements for HAAD exam and other qualifications can be overwhelming especially to foreign healthcare candidates who are not acquainted with or had no knowledge in applying for the HAAD exam. Due to this licensure application process for HAAD, candidates are advised to seek assistance from a specialized application preparation center like NEAC Medical Exams Center. NEAC‌ is an innovative pioneer medical exams application center that offers easy and fast exam applications for HAAD and will do all the work for your HAAD application for the best price to avoid financial losses and delays that may cause rejections of your application. 

For further inquiries about the requirements, qualifications, and fees for the HAAD Exam Application, kindly email us at neac@medexamcenter.com

Collection of Documents

Applicants must provide all the documents stated above through PrometricMCQ for vetting.

Registration at Haad

We will verify your documents and sign up your details on the Haad Tamm E-service platform and fill all the details in the form as requested.

Haad Pearson Vue Exam

If your application is eligible, you must sit for the Haad Pearson Vue Exam. You will get available dates and locations in order to book the exam date.

Dataflow Process

Once your credentials have been validated, we will request you to pay for PSV, which caters to the fees Haad verifies your experience certificate, academic papers, and license.

Eligibility Letter

After acing the Haad Pearson Vue exam, you will receive an eligibility letter, which is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

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Yes, all medical professionals can apply to the HAAD exam application as long as they meet all the requirements and qualifications needed for the exam application.

The HAAD exam can be processed online, and candidates don’t need to visit Abu Dhabi and apply personally to the licensing authority to process their HAAD exam application.


Pearson vue has different test centers internationally. Candidates from various countries worldwide will be able to register schedule, and sit for the exams in their home countries or the nearest testing site available for examination.

DOH Abu Dhabi Dataflow report can transfer and reciprocate to other Middle East licensure applications such as DHA, OMSB, MOPH, MOH, and NHRA dataflow reports and even vice versa. If a candidate already has a Dataflow report issued to the stated exam application above, then it can be processed along with the accounts and proof of documents of the candidate’s Dataflow report.

USRNs and ASCPi with an active license (not expired or lapsed) are eligible for the DOH exam exemption. Once the candidate’s DOH Abu Dhabi exam exemption is approved, then the candidate’s new employer can link them to the DOH Abu Dhabi for their license issuance.

No, the HAAD examinations are only available in English.

Candidates may access their official exam results using the corresponding HAAD login details given to them.

No, candidates who hold a Diploma of Masters in Nursing (MAN) are not exempted in the exam and are still required to take and pass the HAAD exam.

There are two HAAD exam results, either pass or fail only. There will be no examination scores, or exam certificates issued regardless of whether the candidate passed or failed the examination.