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Registered Nurses who want to work in Emirate of Abu Dhabi are required to

pass the HAAD examination and must be licensed by the regulating body.
HAAD also shapes the regulatory framework for the health system, sets and
inspects against regulations and enforce standards. Recently, the Health
Authority Abu Dhabi has changed the HAAD application process licensure
by requiring nurses to undergo credential verification first via Dataflow and
exam administration which is conducted online by Pearson Vue Professional
Aside from nurses, HAAD examination also gauges the theoretical capability
of healthcare professionals such as doctors and pharmacists who are aspiring
to work in UAE.

Exam Format
Examinees are asked to answer 150 items computer-based questions for
three hours. The passing rate is 90 percent and above, and the result of the
examination will be immediately available after you finish it, similar to
the Saudi Prometric Exam. In the examination results, the percentage of your
correct answers is not stated. Instead, only a pass or fail result is shown.

These are the modified qualifications for Registered Nurses based on the
latest Professional Qualification Requirements (PQR):

Bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent qualification of NLT three

(3) years study duration in Nursing from accredited, or:
o Associate Degree Nurses with evidence of passing the
National exam (e.g. USA: NCLEX-RN).
o Valid national license.
o Valid Basic Life Support certification.

ACLS, PALS relevant to area of specialty. Note: this excludes

programs comprising 2 years nursing + 1 year Midwifery or

Community Health. Holders of such programs qualify as Practical

NLT 2 years clinical experience post qualification in appropriate

Required Documents
If you are qualified for HAAD examination, then you may proceed with the
Dataflow process for credential verification. Dataflow is an agency who will
aid each applicant to verify the required documents. If applicants are eligible
after verification of documents, then they can proceed with the HAAD
examination process.
Gather all the required documents for your desired position and scan them.
The required documents are as follows:

1. School documents

High school diploma

College diploma with Certificate of Authentication and Verification

Official Transcript of Records with Certificate of Authentication and
Verification (CAV)

If CAV is not yet available, you can still proceed with the Dataflow processing
and can submit it in the licensing process once requested.

2. Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) documents

Board certificate
Certificate of good standing must be 6 months valid. If applicants

worked from a country without a licensing body like Libya, you must
obtain a letter of reciprocity.
Board rating

3. Employment Credentials

Certificate of employment signed by the head of HR volunteer

experience does not count

Red ribbon needs to be renewed if already used from another

4. Other Documents

Passport copy
Passport size photo
Basic Life Support certificate
Sponsoring Facility Declaration form (applicable if you have sponsor,

if none then leave this part blank)

Letter of authorization
CID/Security form (English pages only)

Application Process
For the Dataflow process, follow these steps:
1. Sign-up to the official Dataflow website.
Visit the Dataflow website. Choose the applicant option. The other option
which is facility is for those companies who process the application.
2. Fill-up the form with your details relevant your desired position.
Select none if you dont have a sponsor or an employer. Download and reupload a blank document if you dont have a sponsor yet. Choose nursing
and midwifery from the drop down-button. Click registered nurse and your
area of specialty.
3. Upload all your scanned documents to the form provided online
and then submit.

Fill in the necessary information required in each box. If you have any
relatives in UAE, input their contact number. If none, put 00000. If you
already passed HAAD and will undergo dataflow, upload your HAAD exam
result in here.
4. Check your email to obtain your Dataflow number.
You will receive a confirmation email from Dataflow with your respective
Dataflow number after submission of the required documents.
5. Pay the necessary fees.
Applicants in UAE can pay at the Dataflow counters located at HAAD facilities
while those outside of UAE can pay online through their credit cards. You can
borrow from a family or friend if you dont have one. Major credit card
companies such as American Express, MasterCard and Visa are usually
The Dataflow processing fee is 600 AED and covers one education,
one health license and relevant experience. For verification of additional
educational qualification, an additional cost of 300 AED per document is
required. Additional health license or employment certificate may be verified
at an additional cost of 100 AED per document.
6. Wait for at least 30 to 60 days for the verification process (some
can take up to 90 days).
You can follow-up your application by sending email
to After all of the required documents
have been verified, dataflow will send you an email for your HAAD web login
(pre-licensing). If all of your documents are eligible, you can now book for
HAAD examination.

Booking for Examination

To book for HAAD examination, follow these steps:

Go to this link

Click on E-Licensing and select Examination.
Click on Exam Scheduling.
Enter your application number and click Search. Your application
number will be emailed to you after the verification process.
5. Select your desired date, time and testing center.
6. Click BOOK button. Pay the examination fee using your credit card
($94.59 for registered nurses). Fees vary according to your
profession and specialty.
7. Print your Exam Ticket. This will be presented in the test center.

Examinees are given three attempts (in three separate applications) to pass
the HAAD examination. If the candidate failed all the three attempts, he or
she will have to wait 12 months from the last exam to be able to retake the