Abu Dhabi OSH Competency Scheme

What is Qudorat?

Qudorat is a national program for the qualification and competency development of establishments and individuals working in the field of safety, occupational health and work environment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Is Qudorat a mandatory requirement for OHS Practitioners working in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi?

All health and safety professionals who are involved in or are responsible for the management of health and safety within an Organization and wish to operate in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi are mandated by the Abu Dhabi EHS Centre to register through the Qudorat system.

What are the pre-requisites for OHS Practitioner Registration?

Mechanism 8 of the Abu Dhabi Environment, Health and Safety Management System Regulatory Framework (AD EHSMS RF) identifies the pre-requisites for the different categories available to OHS Practitioners. This includes the requirement to attend and pass the Abu Dhabi Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners Course.

What are the different categories for registration for OHS Practitioners?

Category Type Grade
Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHS) Systems Generalist A, B, C
  Auditor Lead, Certified, Provisional
Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Management (OHSEMS) Systems Generalist A, B, C
  Auditor Lead, Certified, Provisional
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Specialized Technical Specialist A, B

How does my IOSH membership factor into my registration with Qudorat?

IOSH Membership Grade Qudorat Equivalency    
  Category Type Class
Chartered Member (CMIOSH) OHSMS or OHSEMS OHSMS Generalist or OHSEMS Generalist A
Graduate Member (Grad IOSH) OHSMS or OHSEMS OHSMS Generalist or OHSEMS Generalist B
Technical Member (Tech IOSH) OHSMS or OHSEMS OHSMS Generalist or OHSEMS Generalist C

How do I maintain registration with Qudorat?

Every OHS Practitioner is required to complete a minimum 16 hours of relevant Continual Professional Development (CPD) within the one calendar year between the date of initial registration or renewal registration with the AD EHS Center and the date of expiry.

How can I utilize my IOSH membership to maintain my CPD?

The AD EHS Center recognizes the following IOSH events for CPD purposes:

  • Branch meetings
  • Conferences
  • Technical seminars
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Training
  • Participation in Committee

Where can I find more information?

EHS Registration System
Qudorat is a national program for the qualification and competency development of establishments and individuals working in the field of safety, occupational health and work environment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.