Full details about license to work in Emirates

United Arab of Emirates is one of the most growing economy worldwide, & capturing a lot of international business & companies to invest inside. If you like to work as pharmacists in Emirate you should obtain license first. Become aware with details here:

UAE Pharmacist & Technician –Pharmacist Licensure
UAE Pharmacy license is granted in 2 stages:
1. Passing full Pharmacy examinations and
2. Granting Approval pharmacy license by Pharmacy Committee in UAE Ministry of Health for any licensed pharmaceutical establishment in UAE.
1. Full Pharmacy Examinations
The UAE full Pharmacy examinations is consisted of 2 stages (for Arabic speaking candidates) or 3 stages (for non Arabic-speaking candidates):
1.1 Arabic Exam (For Non Arabic speaking candidates Pharmacists and Technicians )
As Per Articles 2 and 3 of the of Pharmacy Federal Law No. (4) for (1983), fluency in Arabic is required for anyone receiving a license to practice pharmacy in UAE. The Arabic language exam is for non- Arabic speaking candidates, it ensures that licensed pharmacist or technician is fluent enough and having the basic communication skills to deal with Arabic customers in UAE.
The first stage of full pharmacy licensure examinations is Arabic Exam which is a paper based written exam of 2 parts ;
1. First part : Translation Arabic- English medical terminology and counseling instructions sentences;
2. Second part : Translation English- Arabic of medical terminology and counseling instructions, sentences.

Documents to apply for Arabic Exam :
1. Detailed C.V or bio data in English.
2. Authenticated copy of Bachelor degree certificate for pharmacists (minimum 4 years) including mark sheet or authenticated copy of Diploma degree certificate for technicians (minimum 2 years ) including mark sheet
.certificates of degree should be attested from the competent authority of country of graduation and UAE Ministry of foreign affairs.
3. Copy of testimonial and work experience letters, which should state date of starting of employment after graduation, date of leaving and post held.;

4. Copy of valid registration for the degree or license to practice pharmacy from the respective syndicate of country of graduation or residency.
5. Copy of passport including visa page.
6. Passport size 3 photographs.
1.2 The Pharmacy Exam for
1.2.1 Pharmacy Exams for Pharmacists only or
1.2.2 Pharmacy Exam Technicians only .
Second stage of pharmacy licensure examination is The Pharmacy exam which is a paper- computer adaptive examination that consists of 100 multiple-choice test questions (MCQ).

Documents to apply for Pharmacy exam for pharmacists :
1. Detailed C.V or bio data in English or Arabic
2. Copy or list of candidates passed Arabic exam for non-Arabic applicants only.
3. Copy of Bachelor degree certificate (minimum 4 years) including mark sheet.

4. Copy of testimonial and work experience letters, which should state date of starting of employment after graduation, date of leaving and post held.;

5. Copy of valid registration for the degree or license to practice pharmacy from the respective syndicate of country of graduation or residency.
6. Copy of passport including visa page
7. 3 passport size photographs
8. Receipt for Dh 100 via e- dirham from the cashier’s office (3rd floor MOH building).
1.3 UAE Pharmacy regulation Exam
After passing the Pharmacy exam , the candidate may apply to final exam of Pharmacy Law , Code of Conduct and Good Pharmacy Practice for UAE which is the last stage of Pharmacy licensure examination . UAE Pharmacy regulation Exam which is paper- computer adaptive examination consist of 40 multiple-choice test questions (MCQ) On :
a. UAE Federal Pharmacy Law No 4 for 1983;
b. UAE code of conduct for professional pharmacists and assistants;
c. Guidelines and minimum standards for Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) in UAE Pharmacies and General regulations to practice pharmacy in UAE.

ي¯€ي²ƒ Arabic Exam is mandatory for both pharmacists and technicians. ي¯€ي²ƒ Only 3 attempts of exams are allowed to pass. ي¯€ي²ƒ After passing the exam , then candidate may apply to pharmacy Exam. ي¯€ي²ƒ See Sections 1.4 ,1.5 and 1.6 ( for instruction of registration ,exams and retaking exams). ي¯€ي²ƒ and applicant should fulfill 2 years of experience duration after date of graduation. ي¯€ي²ƒ Types of Questions will be on different pharmacy areas ; clinical , pharmacology , therapeutics , pharmaceutics , pharmacy –calculations; over the counter medicines , patient counseling , case studies,..etc. ي¯€ي²ƒ The language of exam will be in English only ي¯€ي²ƒ Exam lasts for 2 hour only ي¯€ي²ƒ Only 3 attempts of exams are allowed to pass. ي¯€ي²ƒ Pharmacy exam is of 2 types for pharmacists and for pharmacists- technicians ي¯€ي²ƒ See Sections 1.4 ,1.5 and 1.6 ( for instruction of registration ,exams and retaking exams). ي¯€ي²ƒ certificates of degree should be attested from the competent authority of country of graduation and UAE Ministry of foreign affairs. ي¯€ي²ƒ Work experience should be attested from the competent authority of country of graduation and UAE Ministry of foreign affairs. ي¯€ي²ƒ And applicant should fulfill 2 years of experience duration after date of graduation. ي¯€ي²ƒ Materials of article 3a ,3b and 3c are available on website of Drug Control Department http://www.moh.gov.ae/moh_site/phar_med/moh_p_m.htm

Documents to apply for UAE Pharmacy regulation Exam for both pharmacists and assistants :
1. Copy of applicant`s passport including visa page.
2. 3 passport size photographs
3. Copy or list of passing Pharmacy exam for pharmacists and technicians.
1.4 Registration Instructions

1.5 Examination Instructions
ي¯€ي²ƒ Only 3 attempts of exams to pass. ي¯€ي²ƒ Language of exam will be in Arabic for Arabic speaking candidates and English for non- Arabic speaking candidates. ي¯€ي²ƒ This exam is compulsory for both Pharmacists and Pharmacist technicians. ي¯€ي²ƒ See Sections 1.4 ,1.5 and 1.6 ( for instruction of registration ,exams and retaking exams). ي¯€ي²ƒ A completed application, fee ( for pharmacy exam only) , and all supporting documents must be submitted to the Private pharmacy control section – Abu Dhabi prior to approval being granted to sit for the examinations. fees should be paid via e- Dirham with finance cashier. ي¯€ي²ƒ Candidates has to come to the Private Control Section – Ministry of Health –Abu Dhabi 15 minutes before the appointment, and be informed that no further appointment or second registration will be given. ي¯€ي²ƒ To avoid overcrowding and disruption to normal work, unauthorized visitors, family members, etc will not be allowed on to join the candidates. ي¯€ي²ƒ A ticket will be given for each candidate after registration of exam. ي¯€ي²ƒ Candidates are requested to come on time ; there will be no second resignation chance. ي¯€ي²ƒ Print out the list of passed candidates from Drug Control Department website prior registration of pharmacy and UAE regulation exam with you. ي¯€ي²ƒ Individual passed certificates of exam will not be issued, you are advised to keep a copy of passed list from Drug Control Department website. ي¯€ي²ƒ The Drug Control Department will announce the examination results via the website of the Drug Control Department or via the Department announcements boards in Abu Dhabi and Dubai five to seven working days after the date of the examination taken by the candidate. ي¯€ي²ƒ Scores cannot be obtained and will not be reported by telephone, fax, or e-mail. ي¯€ي²ƒ Graduation must be from college of pharmacy, accredited by UAE Ministry of Higher education. ي¯€ي²ƒ It is the candidate responsibility to understand and comply with the regulations. Please call the Private Control Pharmacy Section – Drug Control Department if you have any questions. ي¯€ي²ƒ Exam lasts for 1 hour only. ي¯€ي²ƒ Work experience should be attested from the competent authority of country of graduation and UAE Ministry of foreign affairs. ي¯€ي²ƒ Candidate are requested to bring his or her calculator to exam ;mobile or cell phones are prohibited to be used for calculation purpose. ي¯€ي²ƒ Exam lasts for 1 hour only. ي¯€ي²ƒ Bring the ticket of registration with you to examination hall (exam receipt or ticket will be given to you

after you successfully registered and examined you documents by Drug Control Department officer ).

1.6 Retaking Examination

2. Requirements for granting UAE Pharmacy license by Pharmacy committee in MOH
Pharmacy license shall only be granted after approval of the pharmacy license committee.
The following documents must be submitted to Pharmacy license committee in MOH after Passing The UAE Pharmacy regulation Exam:

1. Copy or list of passing Arabic , Pharmacy and UAE Pharmacy regulation Exams for pharmacists and technicians.
2. Fill application of Pharmacies or technician license form (Dhs 10 paid by e-dirham).
3. Authenticated copy of Bachelor degree certificate (minimum 4 years for pharmacist or Diploma degree certificate ( minimum 2 years ) for pharmacy `technicians (certificates of degree should be attested from the competent authority of country of graduation and UAE Ministry of foreign affairs).
4. Mark sheet for applicant
5. Copy of testimonial and work experience letters, which should state date of starting of employment after graduation, date of leaving and post held.;

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4. Job offer letter from a licensed UAE pharmaceutical establishment stating the position to be recruited signed and stamped by manager of establishment.
5. Authenticated Labor contract from labor affairs office- Ministry of Labor in UAE.
6. Pharmacist or technician pass ( approval) security report from security office in Ministry ( Can be proceed after submitting the application request in the department).
7. Copy of applicant’s passport including visa page
8. Passport size 10 photographs.
9. Receipt for Dh 300 for pharmacist and Dh 150 for technician via e- dirham to the cashier’s office (3rd floor MOH building).

1. List of employees working in the establishment with their professions) ,a license numbers shall be stated if they were any pharmacists or assistant- pharmacists working in the establishment).
2. Copy of establishment license from chamber of commerce and economic.
3. Copy of establishment license from Municipality of city.
N.B: if the establishment is not licensed in MOH ,then the manager or agent are requested to proceed for the license procedures along or prior license the pharmacists and technicians. ي¯€ي²ƒ Make sure you are arrive at the examination center 30 minutes before the examination. ي¯€ي²ƒ The Drug Control Department will announce the examination results via the website of the Drug Control Department or via the Department announcements boards in Abu Dhabi and Dubai five to seven working days after the date of the examination taken by the candidate. ي¯€ي²ƒ Scores cannot be obtained and will not be reported by telephone, fax, or e-mail. ي¯€ي²ƒ The exam will not be given or repeated for the candidates who are late or have missed the exam. ي¯€ي²ƒ Further information about the exam location , dates ,examples of questions and instruction can be found on the website of the drug control department. ي¯€ي²ƒ Candidates passed the UAE full pharmacy examinations whether granted UAE pharmacy license or not are obligatory requested to retake both the pharmacy exam and UAE regulation exam if they have not practice pharmacy for 3 years. 5 ي¯€ي²ƒ If the candidate failed to pass Pharmacy exam or UAE regulation exams after 2 attempts, , he or she must appeal to the Drug Control Department 12 months from the date of the second examination for applying to the last chance to be examined. ي¯€ي²ƒ If the candidate failed to pass Arabic after 2 attempts, , he or she must appeal to the Drug Control Department 12 months from the date of the second examination for applying to the last chance to be examined after presenting a certificate of passing Arabic courses in recognized Arabic language institutes in by the Ministry of Education in UAE. ي¯€ي²ƒ It is the candidate responsibility to understand and comply with the regulations. Please call the Private Control Pharmacy Section – Drug Control Department if you have any questions. ي¯€ي²ƒ Applicant ( pharmacist or Technicians ) requirements: ي¯€ي°¹ Work experience should be attested from the competent authority of country of graduation and UAE Ministry of foreign affairs). ي¯€ي°¹ and applicant must submit the last 2 years experience before date of applying to UAE Pharmacy License. ي¯€ي²ƒ Licensed Establishment requirements: