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DHA Exam Preparation Course Become a Medical Laboratory Technician in Dubai

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Clear the Dubai Health Authority Exam to become a licensed medical lab technician in Dubai on your first attempt with our online course designed for medical laboratory technicians trying to relocate to Dubai. Apart from the role of a Medical Laboratory Technician, the DHA exam is also for Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists and other Healthcare Professionals.

05 Jun 2024 Batch Starts On
1 month Course Duration

12 weeks of intensive sessions

Previous years’ questions to practise

Question banks and mock exams

Highly skilled trainers who have previously worked as lab technician lecturers in India and the UAE

Individual feedback sessions with the trainer

Why Become a Healthcare Professional in Dubai?

₹25 Lakh

Average Annual Salary of Registered Healthcare Professionals


Healthcare Professionals to be hired


Year Golden Visa as a part of its Residency Program

About The Course


The DHA Exam Preparation Course is designed to help internationally trained medical laboratory technicians prepare for the Dubai Health Authority Exam (DHA).


Experienced course instructors have curated a well-structured curriculum and a systematic approach to ensure a thorough understanding of the exam content.


The sole aim of the course is to provide all the necessary study materials, mock exams, and support for the students to ace this exam with flying colours.


The course offers Extended Access to our private chat group with qualified nurses, and free webinars on CV writing & securing your first job


The preparation course by Academically will play a significant role in securing a visa and enabling a hassle-free migration process.

Who Is The Course For?

Overseas qualified DMLT (lab technicians) seeking registration in UAE and Dubai, want to practise, migrate, and settle in UAE.

Ideal for first-time prometric DHA laboratory technician’s exam takers.

Candidates who wish to approach the examination with complete preparation.

Diploma holders are fully eligible and encouraged to apply.

What's More That
Comes With Our Course?

1-On-1 Q&A Sessions

We provide online one-on-one counselling and Q&A sessions to ensure online learning is beneficial for the aspirants. Our mentors help aspirants clear their doubts and queries and get all the answers they need.

Live+Recorded Sessions

Missed a live lecture? Don’t worry. You can always find a recorded lecture on our platform and revisit it as many times as you want during the course duration.

Extended Course Access

Getting the course once will help you prepare for not one but multiple attempts. You get access to all the resources for more than a year, to ensure proper revision.

Community Building

We help you get in touch with a community of experts, which includes mentors, registered practitioners, previous alumni and those who have successfully cleared the exams. This adds value to your preparation and get all the guidance and motivation you need.

Explore The Full Curriculum


  • Toxicology deals with the adverse effects of chemicals and physical agents on living organisms. This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of toxicology.


  • This comprehensive course is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the physiological, psychological, and nutritional aspects of pregnancy and lactation.


  • This course is designed to equip pharmacy students and professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and effective pharmaceutical care to paediatric patients.


  • This course is designed to equip pharmacy students and professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and effective pharmaceutical care to geriatric patients.


  • A foundational course designed to provide pharmacy students with essential skills and knowledge in pharmaceutical calculations and the compounding of medications.


  • Understanding Drug Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Elimination


  • This course helps pharmacy students and professionals with pharmaceutical care for patients with various diseases.


  • This course deals with the principles and best practices for reducing medication errors, enhancing patient safety, and improving the quality of medication management.


  • A course on the range of over-the-counter medication products available, their active ingredients, indications, contraindications, and potential risks.


  • A comprehensive course designed to provide pharmacy students and professionals with a thorough understanding of the legal and ethical principles that govern the practice of pharmacy.

Meet The Instructors

Dr. A. Mohathasim Billah

Dr. A. Mohathasim Billah

B.Pharm, M.Pharm, PhD

10 years of Experience

  • Dr. A. Mohathasim Billah has completed his graduation, post-graduation and doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences from the prestigious Annamalai University.
  • Dr. Billah has 10 years of teaching experience and even more in the field of pharmacy. 
  • Presently, he works as a Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in Dubai. 
  • He also possesses memberships at several prestigious professional bodies such as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) of Great Britain, the Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association (CPA), the Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India (APTI), the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) and more.

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About The DHA Examination

What is the DHA Exam?

The growing healthcare system in Dubai has a growing demand for several healthcare professionals including medical laboratory technicians. To manage the shortage of staff, healthcare professionals from around the world are given the opportunity to become registered in Dubai. 

To find lab technician jobs in Dubai, you need to clear the DHA exam. The Dubai Health Authority exam is conducted by Prometric and assesses the knowledge and skills of the candidate.

The DHA Prometric is your portal to a pool of opportunities in the healthcare industry in Dubai. 

You can write this exam from your country by finding the Prometric exam centre closest to you.

DHA Exam Eligibility Criteria

Before aspiring lab technicians can sit for the DHA exam, they must fulfil certain eligibility requirements. These criteria often include the following.

  • The candidate must have two years of work experience if they have the qualification of Diploma MLT / B.Sc MLT
  • The candidate must have three years of work experience after post-graduation M.Sc-MLT
  • The candidates must have the current licence to practise as a medical laboratory technician in their home country in order to obtain the DHA Medical Laboratory Technician Licence.
Procedure for DHA

The procedure to take the DHA exam and become a licensed medical laboratory technician in Dubai can be broadly divided into  6 steps, which are mentioned below-  

 1.  Preparation of the Required Documents

There are several documents that need to be submitted while preparing for the DHA exam for lab technicians. All the documents should be fully and perfectly scanned to avoid rejection or re-submission. The documents required include a transcript of records, work experience, a passport-sized photograph, a copy of the passport, etc.

2.  Creation of a Sheryan Account

A Sheryan account creation will enable the processing and monitoring of everything that is related to the application of a licence. 

3.  Application of Primary Source Verification

The application of primary source verification is also known as the pre-eligibility and dataflow application phase. The candidate will be provided with a DHA dataflow reference number and log-in details for their reference. 

This procedure will determine the eligibility of the candidate based on their educational and employment background. 

4.  Scheduling of the DHA Exam

The candidate has to book or schedule the DHA exam after the prerequisites are fulfilled. This stage requires the pre-registration and confirmation of the preferred exam dates of the candidate. 

By this time, the candidate should understand the exam format and start preparing thoroughly.

4.  DHA Exam

The candidate can appear for the exam according to the schedule. It is extremely important for the candidate to reach the exam centre before the test time. The candidate should also carry an acceptable ID.

Delay in the arrival or problems with the form of ID may result in the dismissal of the candidate. 

5.  DHA Exam Results

When the results of the DHA exam are published, the candidates can access them using the DHA log-in details provided to them. 

The results can either be “Pass” or “Fail”.

Passing the DHA exam will make you eligible for the DHA licence.

Exam Format

The DHA exam for lab technicians is comprehensive, covering a wide range of topics relevant to the profession. The DHA exam for medical laboratory technicians consists of multiple-choice questions and case-oriented questions. 

There will be 100 questions and the duration of the exam is 150 minutes.

Testing Centres

Testing Centres in India The DHA exam can be written from testing centres in India, located in major cities. The exam centre locations include Trivandrum, Kochi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the DHA exam is not limited to UAE nationals. It is open to both UAE nationals and international healthcare professionals who wish to practise in Dubai's healthcare sector.

Various healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical laboratory technicians, and other allied health professionals, need to take the DHA exam if they wish to practise in Dubai.

The validity of the professional licence is one year.

The passing score to be scored by the medical laboratory technicians for the DHA exam is 55%.

The fee required for the DHA Medical Laboratory Technician Prometric Exam is $240.

The duration of the exam is 150 minutes.

The Dubai Health Authority exam can be attended from various test centres across 160 countries.

All healthcare workers must possess a valid DHA licence to practise in Dubai.

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