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Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS)
All Healthcare Professionals will need to prepare the paperwork prior to mobilisation and the hospital personnel will assist you to process your registration with SCHS. You will receive a temporary licence within a couple of weeks which lasts approximately 90 days and then a follow up notification card if they are required to take the exam & a deadline date (approx 3 months).
It is a requirement from the Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia to register with Saudi Commission of Health Professionals prior to issuance of your Iqama (Residence Permit).
Requirements to be submitted to Professional Connections prior to departure
"Attested" means that the copy has to be authenticated as a copy by Notary public or Solicitor then stamped by Foreign affairs in your home Country and then by the Saudi Embassy.
Candidates are responsible for all costs associated with SCHS registration.
Fees vary dependant on your profession. The fee shall be payable in Saudi Riyals (SR) by bank transfer or credit card. This will be processed on arrival in Saudi Arabia.
The first fee is the classification fee. This is to assess your application and place you on the register.
Example of classification fees
Nurses SR 600
Registration will be valid for three years. Once accepted a registration fee is payable
Registration fees (valid for three years)
Nurses SR 240
Some nationalities will have to sit a Prometric Exam. Nurses with registrations in North America, Western Europe, UK & Ireland, Australia, New Zealand & Malaysia will not have to take the exam.
The cost of sitting the exam is SR 303
The Prometric exam consists of 70-80 questions. It is recommended that nurses use the NCLEX website as a guide to the type of questions asked.
The exam venue is situated in the Diplomatic Quaters.
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