Discontinuity of Practice
Discontinuity of Practice
Healthcare professionals who have an interruption of clinical practice exceeding two (2) years and opting to be licensed in the UAE must follow the CME/CPD requirements below.
  • All CME/CPD credits must be related to practice specialty of the healthcare professional, and according to the CME/CPD specific requirements of the authorities.
  • All applicants are required to complete a clinical training program which shall be determined by the relevant regulatory authority in the specialty field.
  • All clinical training programs shall be carried out in an approved practice setting by the Authorities.
  • All applicants after completion of CME/CPD credits and clinical training program are required to pass the authorities licensure assessment to obtain the license to practice.

"Note that the implementation of the training requirements will be initiated in January 2016"

Gap of Practice Physicians/Dentists Nurses Allied Health TCAM
From Two to less than Three years
  • 40 CME/CPD credits
  • 4 months of training
  • 20 CME/CPD credits
  • 4 months of training
  • 10 CME/CPD credits
  • 4 months of training
  • 10 CME/CPD credits
  • 4 months of training
From Three to less than Four years
  •  80 CME/CPD credits
  • 6 months of training
  • 40 CME/CPD credits
  • 6 months of training
  • 20 CME/CPD credits
  • 6 months of training
  • 20 CME/CPD credits
  • 6 months of training
From Four to less than Five year
  •  120 CME/CPD credits 
  • 8 months of training
  • 60 CME/CPD credits
  • 8 months of training
  • 30 CME/CPD credits
  • 8 months of training
  • 30 CME/CPD credits
  • 8 months of training
From Five to Ten years (UAE nationals ONLY)
  •  200 CME/CPD credits
  • 12 months of training
  • 100 CME/CPD credits
  • 12 months of training
  • 50 CME/CPD credits
  • 12 months of training
  • 50 CME/CPD credits
  • 12 months of training