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You will need to obtain a license to practice in Saudi Arabia from The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS).  

There are three steps

a) Mumaris registration/ prometric exam

b) Dataflow 

c) Completion of SCFHS application on arrival in Saudi Arabia. 

Licensing process

Once you have an offer of employment, Professional Connections will instruct you on how to commence your licensing with SCFHS. The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS), is the body which governs the practice of all healthcare practitioners employed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Therefore all healthcare practitioners, have to be licenced.  Nurses will licence as nurse specialists. Diploma holders need to provide a copy of their high school certificate. 

Mumaris system and Prometric Exam: 

SCFHS provides a number of electronic services for health practitioners through the "Mumaris" e-portal. The health practitioner needs first to open a personal e-account with the portal to use the electronic services. Professional Connections will undertake this on your behalf. 

a) Open an account and upload your documents for review.

b) Once your documents are reviewed and accepted, Mumaris will send you one or two eligibility numbers.

c)All candidates will receive a "Certificate Eligibility Number" and  'Exam eligibility number' you are required to sit the Prometric Exam. 

Prometric exam for SCFHS

Prometric is a general exam in your profession.  The exam is taken online and is available in numerous centres worldwide. To pass you need to obtain a 50% pass mark. The exam fee depends on the location of the test centre.  Dataflow. The fee is about USD 80. 


Dataflow is an international organization which verifies the qualifications of healthcare practitioners. It operates in alliance with  the SCFHS, but it is not a part of SCFHS. All expatriate employees are required to have their qualifications verified by Dataflow.

The dataflow process currently costs SR 530

SCHS license Fees:

SAR 760 -1340 - Initial Registration (dependent on your classification as a Nurse Technician or Nurse Specialist)

SAR 50 - Temporary License

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


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