Getting Your Saudi Professional License

Licensing in Saudi Arabia is acquired through the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS).

We initiate the SCFHS licensing process for our candidates before relocation. If the process sounds overwhelming, rest assured that we handle all of the behind-the-scenes minutiae of the process. You just have to send us your many documents and we take it from there.

More significantly, we are unique in that we pay all the costs of licensing, visas, etc. Our candidates pay nothing.

Licensing is a four-step process, as follows:

Step 1: Dataflow

DataFlow is a third party company used by the SCFHS to verify your education, professional license (e.g., RN, MD), and employment documents.

We upload all of your documents to Dataflow. We also pay the DataFlow application fee. The process can take up to two months to complete.

Once your DataFlow verification report has been issued, you can then proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Professional Classification and Licensing Exam:

MumarisPlus is the SCFHS online application system into which we (your recruitment company) enter all your documents (educational, passport, professional license, employment letters, etc.) The SCFHS will then review your application to determine your eligibility for licensing Saudi Arabia.

If you are deemed "eligible for licensing," you will be issued an "Eligibility Number" which allows you to register for the licensing exam.

Everyone must write the Prometric or Pearson VUE licensing exam before relocation. The fee for the nursing Prometric exam is US$289.

Step 3: Professional Classification Certificate

Once you have passed the licensing exam, the SCFHS will complete a final review of your application. Once approved, you will be issued a Professional Classification Certificate.

Step 4: Professional Registration

The registration process is completed when you arrive in Saudi Arabia.


1) SCFHS Classification and Registration fees vary by an applicant's qualifications and profession.
2) Information is subject to change. Contact your recruiter and/or employer.

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