• Saturday 28 March 2020
  • 11:44 PM

Professional Re-Classification Based on New Qualifications

​Professional Re-Classification Based on New Qualifications Requirements for Physicians and Dentists:


1- Qualification(s) to be Classified on  ​

  • Provide Official qualification(s) certificate issued by the certificate authority showing the following details: Certificate date, graduation date, qualification title, and specialty.          

  • Provide all the qualifications required for the requested rank. For example, requesting to be classified as a subspecialty consultant will require the provision of the bachelor's degree, general specialty degree, and subspecialty degree.   


2- Qualifications Verification  

  • The qualification verification report issued by the verification company recognized by SCFHS is required for the following cases: 

1. Verification Report for the bachelor's degree if the classification request is based on the bachelor's degree only.

2. Verification Report for the postgraduate qualification(s) only if the classification request is based on that postgraduate qualification only.     

  • ​The following cases are exempted from this requirement:  

1. Saudi applicants who provided equivalency certificate from the Ministry of Education for academic qualifications obtained from another country. 

2. Recognized qualifications awarded by academic or medical professional organizations within the Kingdom. 


3- Ministry of Education Equivalency for Academic Health Qualifications

  • Equivalency certificate issued by the Ministry of Education for academic qualifications obtained by Saudi citizens from another country (Bachelor - Doctor of - high diploma - Master - Ph.D.).


4- Formal Description Of Training Or Passed Courses Of The Certification, Especially For Clinical Training Required For Postgraduate Certificates

  • Provide an academic transcript for academic Certificate (Bachelor - Doctor of - high diploma - Master - Ph.D.) ​showing program details, duration, and practical training description or internship.

  • Provide training completion certificate issued for the trainee after completing the training for Professional Certificates (Fellowship, Certificate of specialization or Board) indicating the following program details (program duration, enrollment date, and program completion date​).


5- Experience Letter​

  • A​ minimum of one year of experience for non-Saudis except graduates of Saudi Universities. 

  • Experience is not required for Saudis. However, there should be no discontinuation of professional practice for more than 2 years. 

  • Written evidence of the required work experience for the requested rank based on executive regulations of professional classification and registration.​


6- Verification of International Work Experience

Verification report for the letter(s)​ of work experience abroad, if any, issued by the verification company recognized by SCFHS.


7- Medical Report

  • For applicants over 65 years of age.     ​





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