DHA Exam Preparation Course for Pharmacists
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DHA Exam Preparation Course for Pharmacists Become a Registered Pharmacist in Dubai

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Get the best coaching for the  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Exam to become a licensed pharmacist in Dubai. For pharmacists who want to make their career in Dubai, our specialised online classes, tailored study materials, and AI-based mock tests are designed to help you crack the DHA Exam on your first attempt.

20 Jul 2024 Batch Starts On
14 weeks Course Duration

14 weeks of intensive sessions based on DHA exam syllabus for pharmacists

DHA Exam questions for pharmacists to practise

Adaptive AI-Based DHA Exam Mock Tests

Live classes + recorded sessions, study handouts, mock tests, and final DHA exam grand test

Exclusive tips on approaching the DHA exam for pharmacists

Individual feedback sessions with the DHA exam trainer

Why Become a Pharmacist in Dubai?

₹24 Lakhs

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About The Course


The DHA Exam Preparation Course for pharmacists is designed to help overseas trained pharmacists prepare for the Dubai Health Authority Exam (DHA).


Experienced DHA exam 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 lifetime access to our private chat group with qualified pharmacists and free webinars on CV writing, securing your first job and visa guidance.

Who Is The Course For?

Overseas qualified pharmacists seeking registration in UAE and Dubai want to practise, migrate, and settle in UAE.

Ideal for first-time prometric DHA pharmacist exam takers.

Pharmacists who wish to approach the examination with complete preparation.

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\u2019t 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


    Welcome to the DHA Exam Preparation Course for Pharmacists by Academically. In this module, you will gain an overview of the DHA exam structure, eligibility criteria, and essential study strategies. This foundation will set the stage for your successful journey towards becoming a licensed pharmacist in Dubai.














Meet The Instructors

Payaam Vohra

Payaam Vohra

B.Pharm, H.K College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, pursuing M.S. Pharma, NIPER Mohali.

3 years of Experience

  • Payaam Vohra is an exceptional pharmacist who has completed his B.Pharm from H.K College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, with outstanding academic results and is pursuing his M.S.Pharma from NIPER Mohali.
  • He has been a part of several research projects during his academic years and has extensive knowledge of the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Payaam also has several publications and book chapters under his name and has contributed greatly to the arena of pharmacy.
  • Recently, he has joined hands with Academically as the mentor of pharmacy courses, such as the PSI preparation course, to help global pharmacists learn the essential concepts to clear several pharmaceutical exams. 

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Sohail Chauhan

Sohail Chauhan

B. Pharm, M. Pharm in Pharmaceutics, Gujarat Technological University.

7 years of Experience

  • Mr. Sohail has more than 7 years of teaching experience in Pharmaceutics specialization. 
  • He has completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutics from Gujarat Technological University.
  • Mr. Sohail has secured an All India rank of 90 in GPAT 2014.
  • He has successfully guided many UG and PG students in their research projects.
  • Mr. Sohail is also pursuing his doctoral research in Pharmaceutics from RK University, Rajkot, Gujarat. 
  • With his publications in reputed international journals, he is also an active member of the Reviewer Team of UGC care-listed journals. 

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Amar Prakash Patil

Amar Prakash Patil

M. Pharm, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

11 years of Experience

  • Amar Prakash Patil is an incredibly experienced pharmacy professional who has over 11 years of teaching background.
  • He received the University Fourth Rank in M. Pharmacy at Shivaji University Kolhapur and has cleared the PAT and GPAT tests in India.
  • Mr. Patil has also been a part of several national and international seminars and has contributed to the world of pharmacy through his research publications.
  • Currently, he is also pursuing a PhD at RK University, Gujarat.
  • With notable expertise in combined pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology, he has recently partnered with Academically as the PSI faculty member to help global pharmacists find their calling in overseas job opportunities.

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Dr. Wazir Ahmad

Dr. Wazir Ahmad

PharmD, MPhil in Pharmacology (SPLE Qualified)

6 years of Experience

  • Dr. Wazir Ahmad is an established pharmacist who currently works as a full-time retail pharmacist at the Tajjaddawa Branch Al Muzahmiya, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
  • He completed his Master of Philosophy in Pharmacology (MPhil Pharmacology) from the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan. 
  • Dr. Wazir has over 6 years of experience and has participated in several conferences and seminars conducted by the World Health Organization. 
  • After clearing the SPLE exam himself, Dr. Wazir decided to help several other pharmacists achieve what he could. Thus, he has partnered with Academically as the SPLE mentor to provide the best SPLE preparation course to aspirants.

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Dr. Shweta Chawla Bhatia

Dr. Shweta Chawla Bhatia

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, M.Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, B. Pharm, Saraswati Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

3 years of Experience

  • Dr. Shweta Chawla Bhatia is a nanotechnologist and pharmaceutical scientist, currently serving as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) at Venture Center, Pune.
  • She holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics and a Master’s in Medicinal Chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Saraswati Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Her research includes developing a blood group profile kit using nanotechnology and a silver nanoparticles topical formulation for anti-inflammatory applications, with multiple publications and patents to her name.
  • She has received several awards, including UGC fellowships and accolades from national and international conferences.
  • With great teaching experience, Dr. Shweta has become our faculty member for the PSI Equivalence Exam to help global pharmacists get registered in Ireland.

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Our Testimonials

prince bansal

Firstly, i am very grateful towards academically team. It has been a month being student of Academically.They focus in the specific, relevant and important content which they are assisting us to Crack KAPS. In this period, i found they are concentrating on Quality rather than Quantity. I am very delightful because of your guidance and support.

Alina Rana

I would like to thank all tutors and teams for providing us necessary resources and guidance to pass the KAPS examination. I was fully dependent on their materials and was worth it. The tutors guidance helped me to pass the exam on my first attempt. I heartily recommend others to join academically if you want to pass KAPS examinations.

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Saad Choudhry

Well it's a wonderful institution that will help you in getting the basic concepts revised of all the important subjects required in KAPS exam. The faculty is very awesome, the technical staff is really cooperative, the website/mock tests are designed same as that appear in the actual exam, the recalls are there, practically all the requirements for you to appear in the exam confidently, highly recommended👏

Gourav Jangra

Hello guys, today I am very happy after seeing my result, I am student of academically from july batch, as per my experience all the staff members including the teachers are vey helpful and having a lot of knowledge regarding KAPS examination. Each session is very informative and productive. Academically provide very precise syllabus and made it very easy exam for international health care professionals. I would definitely recommend academically for those aspirants who are looking their way to come in Australia as a Pharmacist. A lot of thanks to academically to help me and provide me guidance, and today many of their students crack the exam.

Sayyadah Fazal

Took the classes for Australian Physiotherapy written assessment (APC) and had a positive experience. Michael sir and Manasi mam we’re very knowledgeable and had an amazing time learning from them. The concepts were made easy and practice exam helped a lot. Big shoutout to Shohini for coordinating everything and helping me through this journey.

Gladys James

I came to know about academically through Instagram. I have being a part of this family since 1 month. I have joined for both PTE and APC classes. Classes are really good. As a working person, i thought it will be difficult for me to attend classes, but the recordings provided by the team is really helping me a lot. I would like to appreciate the team for the both the LMS and discord applications, which is making my exam journey easier.

Dorcas Grace

Good guidance.. for how to approach the AMC (Australian Medical Council) exam and comprehensive review.

Susan Laka

Greetings from Papua New Guinea. At first I didn’t know where to start and how to approach the AMC MCQ exam. Since June 2023 when I started this sessions on AMC preparation the story is different now. The Two lecturers Namely, Dr Swapnil and Dr Udara are exceptionally committed and deliver well. The team is always available to answer to us anytime. They provide great support. I have not done the skill assessment yet, hoping to get that done this week and hopefully I will sit for the exam in November 2023.

Rahul Rajput

The session was informative and worthy. I got to know more career options about the field which currently I'm pursuing. Working internationally, career options overseas, information about pharm. D and MD, etc are the things which is new for me and actually very informative. Interacting with the guest was really helpful and had influenced me positively.

Dharani Rajendran

I recently passed the KAPS exam, and I owe a huge thanks to Academically. Their support and guidance helped me throughout my preparation. The teachers were exceptionally kind and explained complex concepts in a way that made them easy to understand. I wholeheartedly recommend Academically to any aspiring individuals preparing for the KAPS exam in the upcoming years. Their excellent support, knowledgeable faculty, and effective teaching methods are the perfect choice for exam preparation.

Athira Raju

Academically is a great platform to achieve our dream. I recently joined but the classes they providing is very informative and understandable and they always ready to help and clarify our doubts regarding our KAPS preparation. Thank you so much to team Academically for your valuable support.

Md Imteyaz Ahmad

Academically is an organisation which able to qualify the Australian KAPS exam. I have good experience with academically. It's provides all necessary knowledge and stuffs for the KAPS.

Success Stories

If I hadn't gotten the right guidance and coaching as I got from Academically, it could have been still very difficult for me. I relied more on recorded lectures, the lectures were very informative to the point, concise and precise. Whenever I asked doubts it was cleared immediately. I have been very lucky to get coaching from Academically.

Deepak Kumar

Canada, KAPS Qualified July 2023

I just followed Academically blindly, the notes, mock exams, and everything. Academically has segregated the course well so that it becomes easy for you. I highly recommend the strategy by Academically to pass the exam.

Rajshekhar Reddy

KAPS Passed July 2023

My heartfelt thanks to Academically for making me pass the KAPS Exam. The lecturers are perfect and you will get guidance according to Australian terms. In my KAPS Exam, 90% questions were from the Academically’s mock test. I would definitely recommend Academically for those who want to migrate to Australia as a pharmacist.

Rajendra Airee

Intern Pharmacist at Chemist Warehouse, Melbourne, Australia

Whatever MCQs that Academically provided, covered more than 90% of the exam questions, that helped me a lot and basically made clearing the exam a lot easier.


DHA Pharmacist at VIVA Pharmacy, UAE

If you write the exam, you can pass the exam. With the right guidance and support of Academically, I got the opportunity to work as a pharmacist intern in Australia. I got the visa in just 1 month and I have also got a great contract for 3 years.


Intern Pharmacist, Rushworth Victoria, Australia

I am a recent MBBS graduate. It was through Academically’s platform and with the guidance of Academically’s counsellors that I came to know about the AMC exam. I found the course so fascinating, and as a result, I enrolled on Academically’s course, and with only four months of preparation, I was able to clear the AMC exam! Thanks to Academically, I achieved a triumph on my first attempt!

Dr. Ragasri Meghana Dasari

AMC-Qualified Academically Alumni

Since childhood, I had a dream of settling overseas, and when I came to know about the AMC exam for doctors, I found that Academically’s name was all over the internet. I got the best counselling and support from Academically’s experts, and within a few months, I was able to clear the AMC exam to realise my dream of overseas migration.

Dr. Sajana Varghese

AMC-Qualified Academically Alumni

On joining Academically’s APC Preparation Course, I found that the remote and recorded sessions were highly beneficial since the time difference was huge. The course helped me study from global experts but at my own pace and time. The support and motivation provided by the instructors played a major role in my success. I thank Academically for providing the necessary resources and structure that helped me navigate the APC exam successfully.

Howard Rice

APC Qualified Physiotherapist

About The DHA Pharmacists Examination

What is the DHA Pharmacists Exam?

The growing healthcare system in Dubai has an increasing demand for several healthcare professionals, including pharmacists. To manage the staff shortage, healthcare professionals worldwide can become registered in Dubai. 

To become a pharmacist in Dubai, you must clear the DHA exam for pharmacists. Prometric conducts the Dubai Health Authority exam and assesses the pharmacist's knowledge and skills.

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.

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DHA Pharmacists Exam Eligibility Criteria

Aspiring pharmacists must meet specific eligibility requirements before sitting for the DHA exam. These typically include:

  • Holding a Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Pharmacy, or PharmD degree.
  • Having a minimum of two years of experience in retail or hospital pharmacy.
  • Being a registered pharmacist in their home country.
Procedure for DHA Pharmacists

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

1. Preparation of the Required Documents for the DHA Exam

Several documents must be submitted while preparing for the DHA exam for pharmacists. The required documents include:

  • Transcript of records
  • Work experience
  • Colour passport-size photo
  • Passport copy
  • Pharmacist registration (from home country)
  • Certificate of good standing

2. Creation of a Sheryan Account for the DHA Exam 

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

3. Application of Primary Source Verification (DHA Data Flow)

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 candidate's eligibility based on their educational and employment background. 

4. DHA Exam

After scheduling the DHA exam, the candidate can appear for it. The candidate needs to reach the exam centre before the test time. The candidate should also carry an acceptable ID. Delays in arrival or problems with the form of ID may result in the candidate's dismissal. 

5. DHA Exam Results

When the DHA exam results are published, the candidates can access them using the provided DHA log-in details. The results can either be “Pass” or “Fail”.

Passing the DHA exam will make you eligible for the pharmacist’s DHA licence.

Exam Format

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

The exam will consist of 150 questions and will last 165 minutes. The minimum mark required to pass is 60%, and a maximum of 3 attempts are allowed.

Testing Centres

The DHA exam for pharmacists can be written from testing centres in India, which are located in major cities. The exam centre locations include: Trivandrum Kochi Mumbai Hyderabad Delhi Chennai Bangalore

Frequently Asked Questions

 There is no age bar for appearing in the DHA exam.

Yes, Dataflow is required for the DHA exam. Document verification through Dataflow is a mandatory step in the process. You can complete Dataflow before or after the DHA exam, but it is advisable to do Dataflow first. This is because the Dataflow process may take more time if your educational, registration, or experience verification contacts do not respond promptly.

There is no need for IELTS/ TOEFL or any other English proficiency test for obtaining a DHA license. 

The Prometric Testing Company is authorised to conduct the exam. Therefore, one can submit the application and schedule the exam through Prometric's official portal. 

The DHA license is valid for only one year. After that, it needs to be renewed at least three months before the expiry date.

 The DHA (Dubai Health Authority) exam is a professional licensing examination that pharmacists must pass to practice in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This exam assesses pharmacists' knowledge and skills to ensure they meet the healthcare standards required in Dubai.

To apply for the DHA exam for pharmacists, follow these steps:

  • Have a recognised pharmacy degree and relevant work experience.
  • Gather educational certificates, professional licenses, work experience letters, passport copies, and passport-sized photographs.
  • Create an account on the DataFlow Group website.
  • Submit documents for verification.
  • Create a Sheryan account
  • Take the DHA exam for pharmacists
  • Apply for a DHA licence

The eligibility requirements for the DHA exam for pharmacists include:

  • A Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Pharmacy, or PharmD degree.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in retail or hospital pharmacy.
  • Registration as a pharmacist in their home country.

The syllabus for the DHA pharmacist exam is as follows:

  • Toxicology 
  • Medicinal Chemistry 
  • Sterile and Nonsterile Compounding 
  • Pharmaceutics/Biopharmaceutics 
  • Pharmacognosy and Dietary Supplements 
  • Pharmacy Calculation and Compounding 
  • Clinical pharmacogenomics 
  • Infection Control 
  • Pharmacokinetics 
  • Pharmaceutical Care and Disease State Management 
  • Medication Safety and Over-the-Counter Medication 
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics 
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Decision Making

To prepare effectively for the DHA pharmacist exam:

  • Understand the exam format and syllabus.
  • Gather updated study materials aligned with the exam content.
  • Create a structured study schedule focusing on key subject areas.
  • Practice with mock exams to simulate test conditions.
  • Seek guidance from peers and mentors, or join a preparation course for DHA.

The minimum mark required to pass the DHA exam for pharmacists is 60%. This means you need to correctly answer at least 90 out of 150 questions. 

 A maximum of 3 attempts are allowed for the pharmacist’s DHA exam.

The fee for the DHA pharmacist exam is AED 240.

The study materials for the DHA pharmacist exam are available on the official DHA licensing page. For a comprehensive list of books and study materials, see Academically’s DHA Exam Preparation Course for Pharmacists.

 The documents required for the DHA pharmacy exam application are:

  • Transcript of records 
  • Work experience 
  • Colour passport-size photo
  • Passport copy
  • Pharmacist registration (from home country)
  • Certificate of good standing

No internship is required, directly you can work as a pharmacist in Dubai. 

 It takes around six weeks to process the DHA pharmacist's exam application.

The Dubai Health Authority's DHA licence is valid only in Dubai. However, the DHA licence can be transferred to other states of the UAE. 

 The DHA exam consists of 150 MCQs for 165 minutes. The candidate should score at least 60% to be eligible for a DHA licence.

Academically.com has the best coaching for the DHA pharmacist exam. The course consists of specialised live and online classes, tailored study materials, AI-based mock tests, previous year questions, grand tests, and individual feedback sessions with the DHA trainer.

To schedule the DHA pharmacist exam, follow the following steps:

  • Register on the Sheryan portal (DHA’s online licensing system).
  • Fill out the application form, upload the required documents, and pay the application fee.
  • Wait for your application to be reviewed and approved by the DHA.
  • Once approved, log back into the Sheryan portal, select an available exam date and location, and pay the exam fee to confirm your booking.


You can re-appear for the exam if you fail your DHA exam on your first attempt. But remember maximum of three attempts are only given to pass the pharmacist’s DHA  exam.

Overseas pharmacists can apply for the DHA pharmacist exam, provided they meet all the requirements. These include holding a recognised pharmacy degree, active registration as a pharmacist in their home country, and two years of work experience. 

The DHA license for pharmacists is valid for one year, but it can be easily renewed annually. 

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