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Saudi Arabia > Saudi Arabia FAQs > Licensing with The Saudi Commission For Health Specialties (SCFHS)

You will need to obtain a license to practice in Saudi Arabia from The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS - this is the body which governs the practice of all healthcare practitioners in Saudi Arabia).

There are three main steps

a) Dataflow (verification of your qualifications/home license)

b) Mumaris Plus - Saudi Commission for Health Specialties application portal. Your classification depends on your nurse education.  Nurse Technician (Diploma nurses)- SR 600  Nurse Specialist (Degree nurses)- SR 1100  

c) Prometric exam 

d) Finalising your registration upon arrival in Saudi Arabia. 

What you need to know about the Prometric exam

Most applicants ask us what to expect from the exam.  We will provide you with some general guidance and training materials during your process with us so you shouldn't worry too much.  The pass mark is quite low - about 50%.  Generally speaking, our applicants don't struggle to pass this test.  Our own screening procedure is thorough and we will normally have a good idea of your ability to pass long before you make any arrangements to take the exam.

The Prometric exam is a general exam for your job role.  Once your licensing application is underway, you will be provided with a code to book a slot for the exam.  There are various test centres to choose from and likely there is one local to you, but do be prepared for a small amount of travel if you don't live in/near a large city. 

You will pay for the Prometric exam yourself.  The cost can vary slightly depending on the test centre but you can expect to pay around 80 USD.

How much will the licensing application cost me?

As with most licensing bodies, there are a few payments to make at different stages.  We have broken them down below.

There may be some slight variations depending on your individual case, but a personalised estimate will be provided to you at the beginning of your recruitment process. 

 Dataflow costs 850 SAR for the three basic 3 documents that need to be verified (1 x employment certificate, 1 x education certificate an, 1 x license). Any extra documents such as additional employment certificate cost 250 SAR each. 

Licensing Application (online) - you do not make any payment to begin the application process

Prometric Exam - The cost can vary slightly depending on the test centre, but be prepared to pay about 80 USD.

Initial Registration - Nurse Technician (Diploma nurses)- SR 600 Nurse Specialist- SR 1100

What else do I need to know?

You must maintain your nursing license in your home country whilst working in Saudi Arabia. This is a requirement of our client hospitals.

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