Oman is an Arab country and the member of GCC with a population over 4 million, out of which 1.8 million are expatriates, Oman is the most beautiful and peaceful country in the Arab world.
The pharmaceutical sector is growing so there are lots of opportunities for healthcare professionals especially for a pharmacist, here I will explain and guide, who wants to peruse a career in the Sultanate of Oman as a pharmacist or an assistant pharmacist.
Pharmacist Licensing Exam-
Like other GCC countries pharmacist’s registration, issuing of license and renewal of the license are controlled by the Ministry of Health, Oman which is situated in a capital city, Muscat.
If you want to become a registered pharmacist or an assistant pharmacist in Oman then you must meet the following requirements then only you can apply for a license.
For the Pharmacist:
1 Must have a Bachelor degree in pharmacy.
2 Must have 3 years experience after completion of Bachelor degree.
3 Must be registered pharmacist in a home country.
For an Assistant Pharmacist:
1 Must have a Diploma in pharmacy.
2 Must have 3 years experience after completion of the diploma course.
3 Must be registered pharmacist in a home country.
If you have above qualifications and experience then you are eligible for the Ministry of Health licensing exams, in addition to the Prometric, MOH Oman conducts direct face to face viva which is the most important step in getting the licence.
Before applying for a oral exam, you must have all the following documents which must be apostle by the Ministry of external affairs, India or your home country in case you are not an Indian and attested by embassy of Oman.
What should you do?
1- Apply for the Dataflow.
First Apply for the Dataflow because Dataflow takes more time, sometimes it takes more than 40 days, so Its better to apply for Dataflow first then you can take Prometric Exam.
2- Pass the Prometric exam.
You can schedule the Prometric exam at any time, its simple exam with Multiple choice questions, you need at least 55 to 60 percent to eligible for Oman licensing, if you don’t know how to schedule the Prometric test, just visit my Prometric post.
3- Documents Apostille, Attestation, and Embassy Attestation.
Submit all the documents for the Attestation to any well-known consultant who is specialized in Attestation process, before only Apostille was sufficient but now Ministry required an embassy Attestation for the Degree and pharmacy Registration certificate.
Read this post to know how to attest documents- https://gulfexpatt.com/documents-attestation-and-docements-apostille/
4- Apply for Police clearance certificate.
5- Passport size photographs.
The Ministry of Oman required the following documents for appearing the Ministry oral exam.
Requirements for Appearing Licensing Examination for Pharmacist and Assistant Pharmacist.
1. Prometric Pass Certificate (One-year validity).
2.Certificates of verification from Dataflow for B. Pharm / D. Pharm Certificate and updated experience certificate (Minimum Three years).
3. B. Pharm / D. Pharm Certificate — Attested by Oman Embassy.
4. Pharmacy Council Registration Certificate — Attested by Oman Embassy.
5. B. Pharm / D. Pharm Mark sheet for all the years.
6. Higher Secondary and Secondary School Certificate in case of Assistant Pharmacist.
7. Police Clearance certificate.
8. Passport copy including visa page.
9. A passport Size photograph.
Submit Documents to Ministry Of Health Online-
Once you have all the above documents then you have to submit all these documents to the Ministry of Health, website online but now a days Ministry of Health need employer to apply for oral exam.
Now only employer can apply on behalf of pharmacist or Assistant Pharmacist, before there were hundred hours mandatory training but recently Ministry has cancelled, so after submitting all the documents and after making payment, Ministry will give a Oral Exam date.
Pharmacist Oral Exam-
For appearing Oral exam you must be in the Oman, your Employer will arrange contract or visit visa for you, make sure that you have taken all original documents with you because before exam you need to show original documents in the ministry of Health, may be two or three days before exam, Before going to Oral Exam.
For further reading about oral exam please read this post- https://gulfexpatt.com/pharmacist-oral-exam-oman/
What to Study- Study well especially Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics because most of the questions in oral exam will be on this subjects and you should know the medicine brands in the Oman because in oral exam they will give you one prescription and you need to read it accurately and questions will on this prescription such as generic name, dosage, side effects, mechanism of action etc.
If you have any query regarding exam you can ask me the comment section, Thanks for reading, best of luck for exam !!
74 thoughts on “Pharmacist Licensing Exam Oman, Prometric, Dataflow and Oral Exam”
Greetings Sir, thank you for this wonderful explanation. Please how do i apply for the data flow
I will write a post on this soon by the way its very easy process.
Thanks for the prompt reply. Please could you send me a link to where you explained how to schedule for Prometric exam, I want to go through it. Thanks
please watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcY64MCNxZ0
Thank you Sir
hello sir, thank you for explaining everything. I have 3 years experience after B,Pharm and then i did M.Pharm and then i worked again for 3 years. Now i am in Oman since April 2018, but i am at home , not working. Can i apply and appear for the exam in feb or march 2019?
For appearing oral exam you need to pass Prometric exam and need to verify documents from Dataflow, then only you can apply, I hope you would get earlier date.
Could you plz guide me ….
1)I need to take a date for viva. ..Is it possible to take by ourself in online from india? Or it should be applied trough a sponsor in oman?
2)is it mandatory to attest the degree and registration certificate from oman embassy before appears Oral Exam?
I have 3 years experince.,complete prometric ,registered for dataflow, police clearence availble. All the documents attested by norka roots…
Just like to have a clarity on above 2 points…
Thanks for commenting, Now you need a sponsor to appear for viva so please search job first and your employer will do the rest process.
Coming to your second query as before Apostille was sufficient but recently I have heard that Ministry is asking for Oman embassy attestation also so better to do it but I will confirm and update you about this.
I am a Canadian pharmacist and have passed Prometric Exam and DataFlow is also cleared. Need sponsor to apply for viva exam but I need documents to be attested like B. Pharmacy degree, Certificate by the council and experience letter by the Oman Embassy that’s what I understand. I am in Oman right now and can u plz guide me how I can attest my documents from here. Thanks
Sorry for late reply..I think you just need an Apostille, I do not know the procedure for Canada but please find any consultant.
let me know any update and please share your experience on this website.
sir can tell me that……i have cleared my prometric of pharmacist for oman with 57% …Am i eligible for MOH licence?
I think you are eligible because previously the passing score was 55% before so please confirm again.
Hlo sir please tell me am I eligible for MOH pharmacist license because I have passed my pharmacist prometric for OMSB with 59% ???
I think now they are asking for 60% but please confirm at MOH office.
Hello sir, I cleared pharmacist moh prometric exam of oman with 57% , pls tell me am I eligible for moh license.
Hello, Sorry to say but you need minimum 60% in Prometric.
Sir I’m a pharm d student and I’m planning to take a job in Oman.
Am I eligible for making the job.
Whether i need to clear any Arabic language exams before moh
No need of an Arabic exam.
Only need Prometric, Dataflow and oral exam.
I am saudi return B.pharm having experience of 14 years in saudi.
How can i apply for B. Pharmacist job in oman
Post includes all detail about this.
1. Complete Oman prometric Exam (Min
2. Complete Dataflow verification
3. Find a Employer in oman
4. Apply for oral exam trough Employer (Pay Exam Fee)
5. Apply for Visa trough employer/Tourist/family visit
Once the Application uploded by Employer it will take 2 to 3 months for completing the verification process in min of pharmaceutical and they will give you the exam date after 2 or 3 month form the date of document uploded by employer . during this processing period you can apply for visa to come and attend oral exam.
Once you pass the Exam you can join the same employer or you can find a new employer (you need an no objection certificate from this Employer in this case)
Thanks for sharing good information.
i want to appear for Prometric Exam,pharmacist.
what is the course outline?
please help me.
Hello,Its very easy process but keep in mind that you at least need 4,5 months to complete all the requirements.
Apply for Dataflow then clear the Prometric exam and after getting report of data-flow and Prometric exam then apply for oral exam.
Would you please give me information about the syllabus in the Prometric exam,I mean the first exam. I don’t know what to study for the Prometric exam.Thank you
Please do you have any information for Medical Lab Technologists who wish to work in Oman.
I passed prometric exam by 74% and the Data flow PSV has been completed but I do not know what next to do to get a job in Oman.
The remaining process is the same like Pharmacist, Please search for an employer so he can apply for your visa so that you can take oral exam, because now you need an employer to apply for oral exam.
You can visit Ministry website to apply but need sponsor.
Thankyou for the information.
Sir can you please guide me about the course outline ? Which pharmacology and pharmaceutics book is best for the preparation of PROMETRIC EXAM.OMSB.
Walekum Asslamu, You can read any book but focus on important points such as side effects and also read Biopharmaceutics.
Please tell me . How much time it take to come the result? This prometric exam?
As soon as you finish the Prometric exam you get the result.
No need to wait but data flow takes time.
Please reply me . I am not finding any information desk for Prometric exam oman.
Its very easy process first visit prometric.com then search for OMSB then select your position then follow the rest of the process.
Thank you very much for this wonderful explanation. Please can you practise in Oman with HAAD licence as a pharmacist?
You must pass Oman licensing exams.
what is the different between prometric and MOH exam?
Prometric is an online based exam which can be cleared all over the world and its Multiple question type exam while Oral exam need to be cleared in Oman only.
After completing Prometirc and Dataflow then only can appear for oral exam.
I am self employed in Oman. I mean I have visa but not as a pharmacist; can I apply for viva exam myself?
Before it was ok but now a days they are asking for Employer.
So better search for employer.
Hi sir! I want to ask what if you didn’t pass the oral exam are they going to send you home if your’e an expatriate? Thank you
Mr. Stubborn you are such a nice person. I took time to go through your responses to be honest you done justice to all the questions.
I wish to have a contact of a pharmacist in Oman. I need further interactions with him
Thank you so much for your kind words.
If you have any query please ask me here.
Can you say pharmacists are needed in Oman?
Yes, still have opportunities.
I am going to apply as a pharmacist in Oman. I have done M.pharma and have 3 year of experience. I have 2 queries:
1. What are the documents that need to be submit during data flow process for pharmacist. (I am very confused and need clarity on this). Please elaborate
2. Same the list of documents that need to be attested
Please clarify these two points. I will be very grateful to you. Thank you in advance
Please visit the official dataflow website and check the PDF questions for required documents because it keeps changing but generally they need degree certificate, mark sheets, experience certificates and pharmacy registration certificate.
I would suggest you submit your bachelor and master degree for verification and dataflow does not need attested documents but the ministry.
Hi, Thanks for the information
I am a pharmacist, had worked in Oman for 10 years for medical companies, during that time no licensing process or data flow especially i was not working inside a pharmacy store. Oman around 1 year back. Now I have a pharmacy in my home town and working in it. and got a job opportunity in Oman again.
I need to upload my documents to data flow and my experience is part in Oman and part out of Oman as explained. so do I need to upload all to data flow and is my experience is considered by ministry or it should be only working inside a pharmacy store?
besides, is there a recommended guide book to prepare for Prometric? please advise
You must have 3 years of working experience in community or hospital Pharmacy.
You can show an experience certificate from your own Pharmacy.
For Prometric and oral exam you need to study pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics very well and for oral exam preparation, I would suggest please join Oman Pharmacist cafe group on Facebook.
Hi stubborn sir,
Very well clearence exam after details…but…which syllabus are prepared in the omsb exam??….How many questions are noticed in the exam??…….How will applied the omsb exam???……which centre exam writting??….bcoZ, I am b.pharm fresher….please clear that sir🙏🙏
hello dear STUBBORN,can you please tell me what is dataflow fee for oman and what is exam fees?
They didn’t mention exact fees but it might be around 20k INR for verification of one degree, 3 years experience certificate and one professional license.
Stubborn can we go to oman on Visit Visa to find sponsor after passing dataflow repory and exam…?
Before it was normal but now need a sponsor for the exam.
how long does it takes for moh oral exam after sponsor apply for you…?
Sir, Now data flow to Oman and taking prometric exam from India, how long it will take in terms of days
please comment stubborn
Hello Stubborn, Please does data flow report expire? I had my data flow report since febru
ary 2020 before the covid pandemic. Can I schedule my HAAD exam anytime i want?
I think you can use this report but if you have an additional document then you need to verify that one.
Please email haad about this issue.
Thank you very much for the response. You are the best
Is it feasible to get a job as a pharmacist as I crossed 45 yrs of age, will it be an issue?
Thanks for your response
Sir do you have any material for oman Prometric for pharmacist.
Like one drive or some link ?
Is the 3 years experience required is after registering in the home country or after completing degree?
Whether we will get any second chance if we fail in oral test?
What will happen if we cleared rest all and failed in oral test?
3 years experience after registration and yes, you can take another oral test.
Now I am preparing to write my promteric exam for pharmacist. I need to know if I complete the dataflow before promteric and if I didn’t pass the exam… Did I need to again go for dataflow next time before promteric and within how many time can I take the next promteric
What is the validity of oman prometric pharmacy exam? ie, after passing exam,how fast i need to find an employer and appear for viva?
What if the Person have changed his name in Passport and wants to apply for data flow with old name is it possible?
Apply with recent passport details.
I worked as a pharmacist for 3 yrs after completion of my b.pharm but at that on the basis of my Cmm i.e final year mark sheet they hired me …. I applied for my license now … Iam eligible now for prometric and dataflow ???? Please help me with this query
Sir,How they calculate our 3 year experience ,is this continous 3 year or total 3 yr….I mean is tgere any gap possible in between experience.I have 3 year experience, but there is a gap after 1 yr of experience there is few month gap after that i completed 2 yrs ,still working
Total 3 years of experience.
I have uploaded the documents for MOH verification how much time will they take for verification and give exam date for viva and. Want to know if there is training in pharmacy before viva exam