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Intermediate Training Program
Back To Medical Education and Examination

Return Back to Practice Program

Return Back to Practice training is for healthcare professionals who have discontinued their practice for more than two (2) years; the training is available in APS – Intermediate or Advanced.

How to enroll in Return Back to Practice Training Program


The End of Training certificate will be issued and returned to the applicant via email

Available Programs

Special Conditions


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 accredited by Regulatory Authority in the specialty field.
  • All clinical training programs shall be carried out in an approved practice setting by the Authorities.
  • All applicants (Apart from UAE nationals) after completion of CME/CPD credits and clinical training program are required to pass the Authorities licensure assessment to obtain the license to practice; this does not apply to those whose exams are valid in accordance to the exam validity policy.
  • In general Non UAE nationals will not be able to apply for a license if they have a gap of clinical practice for more than 5 years (and more than 10 years for UAE nationals)
  • UAE nationals who have an interruption of clinical practice due to the UAE mandatory National services are not considered in Gap of Practice.
Gap of Practice Physician/Dentist Nurse Allied Health/Pharmacist TCAM
From Two to less than Three years 40 CME credits 4 months of training 20 CME credits 4 months of training 10 CME credits 4 months of training 10 CME credits 4 months of training
From Three to less than Four years 80 CME credits 6 months of training 40 CME credits 6 months of training 20 CME credits 6 months of training 20 CME credits 6 months of training
From Four to less than Five years 120 CME credits 8 months of training 60 CME credits 8 months of training 30 CME credits 8 months of training 30 CME credits 8 months of training
From Five to Ten years (UAE nationals ONLY) 200 CME credits 12 months of training 100 CME credits 12 months of training 50 CME credits 12 months of training 50 CME credits 12 months of training

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Last updated: 21 May 2024

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