Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility
Before you can start the licensing process, you must ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria set by the relevant authorities in Dubai. Visit the official website, sign up, and check your eligibility. Once you’re eligible, you’ll receive a unique identification number.
Step 2: Data Flow Verification of Your Documents
The first official step is the data flow verification of your documents. Data flow verification, also known as PSV (Primary Source Verification), is the process of verifying your educational, licensing, and experiential documents from their original sources. Here’s what you need:
- Educational Documents: This includes your degree or postgraduate certificates. If you have more than one educational document, additional charges may apply.
- Mark List/Transcript: If you don’t have a mark list from your university, you can submit transcripts. These should be obtained from your college, signed, sealed, and include details of your subjects, marks, internship, and other relevant information.
- License: Provide a copy of your valid home country license. Include both the initial and renewed copies. If your license has expired, renew it before applying for verification. If you’ve worked in another country, you can also submit the license from your last working country.
- Experience Certificate: You must have a minimum of two years of experience with no more than a two-year gap. Ideally, you should have two years of continuous experience with a single employer. Ensure your experience certificate is obtained from the HR (Human Resources) office or the Medical Director if your institution lacks an HR department.
Data Flow Process:
- Sign up for a Data Flow account using your email and unique identification number.
- Upload a signed letter of authorization.
- Create a new case and select your profession.
- Begin the application and provide details of your education, internship, license, and employment history.
- Upload all the required documents with precision.
- Submit the application and make the payment (international debit or credit cards are accepted).
Step 3: CBT (Computer-Based Test) Assessment (EXAM)
To proceed further, you’ll need to take the CBT exam. Here’s what you need to do:
- Visit the Prometric website.
- Generate eligibility for the exam.
- Schedule the exam and make the payment.
- Your exam results will typically be available within 1 to 5 days.
Step 4: Submission for Eligibility Letter
Assuming you’ve successfully completed both the data flow and the CBT exam, you can now apply for your eligibility letter. This step involves the submission of additional documents, including:
- Good standing certificate from the para-medical council of your last working place.
- Basic Life Support certification.
- Higher secondary certificate.
Ensure that your data flow report is linked with the relevant authority. If it is, proceed with the submission and payment (approximately 230 AED). You can expect to receive your eligibility letter within 2 to 5 days.
With your eligibility letter in hand, you’re now ready to explore job opportunities in Dubai as a licensed occupational therapist. Once you secure a job and receive an offer letter, your employer will initiate the final licensing process. We wish you the best of luck in your exciting journey towards a fulfilling career in occupational therapy in UAE.
Thank you for choosing Nursing Manthra as your guide to obtaining a license for occupational therapists in Dubai. We’re here to support you every step of the way!
Shincy George, MSN, RN, Author, Blog Writer