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HAAD Minimum Requirement for Participation in Continuing Education in Abu Dhabi

HA-AD Continuing Education minimum requirements is mandatory for Physicians, Dentists, Pharmacists and Nurses in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as of January 2007. As of October 2014 all healthcare professionals are required to obtain continuing education hours.

The minimum requirements for participation in HAAD Continuing Education are linked to the revalidation of licensure. These requirements will be applicable to all healthcare professionals working in all public and private health care facilities in Abu Dhabi Emirate.

In addition to the minimum requirements, additional standards must be met concerning the proportion of hours for accredited educational activities and for activities specifically related to one’s profession or, one’s specialty area in a profession. These are outlined in the table below.           

Health Professional

Overall Minimum Requirement per year

Minimum Requirement per year by Continuing Education Category

Minimum Requirement per year for CE in one’s specialty

Physicians/ Dentists

40 hours

Minimum of 20 Category 1  hours out of 40 per year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All hours obtained must be relevant to the field of specialty

Maximum of 20 Category 2 hours out of 40 per year

Nurse

20 hours

Minimum of 10 Category 1 hours out of 20 per year

Maximum of 10 Category 2  hours out of 20 per year

Pharmacist

20 hours

Minimum of 10 Category 1  hours out of 20 per year

Maximum of 10 Category 2  hours out of 20 per year

Allied Health

10 hours

Minimum of 5 Category 1 hours out of 10 per year

Maximum of 5 Category 2 hours out of 10 per year

Traditional Complementary and alternative Medicine

10 hours

Minimum of 5 Category 1 hours out of 10 per year

Maximum of 5 Category 2 hours out of 10 per year

The CE requirements for each individual’s respective profession will need to be fulfilled when “re-validating” (i.e., renewing after initial licensure) their license according to whatever cycle is established by HAAD for licensing of that profession   

  

Categories of Continuing Education (CE)
There are two "sections" into which professionals could categorize their participation in CE, Category 1 and Category 2.