DHA stands for Dubai Health Authority Exam. It is an exam to acquire a license for all medical professionals who would like to work in Dubai. It is compulsory to pass the DHA exam in order to practice as a licensed medical professional in Dubai.

As the best DHA coaching center in Kerala, we provide you a detailed and complete guide for the DHA exam; both for pharmacists and clinical pharmacists.

In this blog we will see:

  • How to apply
  • DHA license exam preparation
  • DHA exam registration
  • The exam guidelines
  • All the documents that are required

How to register for license

Go to the official website of DHA. Click on login on the Dubai Health authority website. After logging in you will be asked to register on the official site.

So for the registration, you will have to give all the necessary details like your user name, password, Email ID, first name, last name, country, country code, and mobile number. You can click on the register icon after giving in your details.

After completing this a new page will open up asking to send an OTP to your mail. Enter the OTP and your username will be registered on the DHA website. It is important to remember your username and password as it is required for the entire process of the exam.

Now click on “access e-services”, and again the DHA page opens, so click on “individual home” and among the options provided, click on Health licensing Service.

After doing this the Sheryan page opens and clicks on “Authorize Sheryan” and choose the “Professionals” option. And click on “Activate professional license”.

Now you will see the process in which you have to follow to register yourself for the DHA exam. Complete your self assessment process through the Sheryan self assessment portal and enter the needed information and prepare all the documents required. Get your results to check whether you are eligible or not.

If you are eligible click on the “Start my registration” button on the page.


 There are a few more steps after this

Step 1 is dataflow, click on “dataflow” and then on “apply now”. Again you will come to a login page so, click on register and fill up all the necessary details asked.

With this done the DHA will send an email to you after your documents are pre-evaluated, the link for your Primary Source Verification.

Pay your required fee and wait for your Primary Source Verification report.

Once you get your DHA reference number you can schedule for your Prometric exam. Prepare well for the test and wait for your results..

Documents Required

 These are the documents you will have to upload for your DHA license application. Make sure to give the genuine documents otherwise, your application might get rejected.

  • One color and recent passport size photo
  • Passport copy
  • Certificate specifying your educational qualifications
  • Experience certificate
  • Proof of your professional registration in India
  • Good standing certificate

Syllabus of the Dubai Health Authority Exam




Medicinal Chemistry

Alkaloid tests

Clinical case studies

 Pharmacology was given more importance previously but with the current pattern, all the subjects mentioned above are important. Make sure to thoroughly practice your calculations as these types of questions are being asked a lot lately.

 How to prepare for the DHA exam?

 Before you prepare for any competitive exam it is extremely important to know the amount of time you have in your hands. If you are aware of the number of days you have for the exam, you can prepare accordingly.

There are both computer based as well as oral assessment for passing the DHA exam. The preparation for both the exams will be different. Before you start studying make sure you know the right syllabus and the current patterns of the DHA exam.

Try practicing previous year’s question papers and as many mock tests as you can to get an idea about how the exam would be. Along with tests, focus on various study materials and guides that will improve your knowledge on the various subjects. 

After studying and completing your revision, attempt a mock exam with the given time limit and see if you can score good marks. But studying on your own need not be helpful all the time so reach out to us as we provide the best DHA coaching centre in Kerala.