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How to Obtain Clinical Officer Practice Licence in Kenya

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How to Obtain Clinical Officer Practice Licence in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Sat Feb 2020 07:33am
To obtain clinical officer practice license, the applicant has to contact the Clinical Officers Council offices.
The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and they can be found under the "Required Documents" section of this page or in the Application Form
Payment of appropriate fees should be made and that can be found under the "Fees" section of this page or in the Clinical Officers Council Payment Details page.
On completion of this process, the Council will issue the applicant a practicing license in the prescribed form within sixty days.

Required Documents
Application Form
Copy of Clinical Officers Council Registration Certificate
Copy of National Identity Card
Two colored passport size photographs
Evidence of completing internship in a registered medical institution

Office Locations & Contacts
Clinical Officers Council,
Blue Violet Building, Suite 203, Kindaruma Road Off Ngong Road, Nairobi

P.O. Box 19795 K.N.H.,


Phone No: 0725 705 144

Fax: 020 722618



Map Location

Registered clinical officer

Payment Details
M-Pesa Pay Bill No: 325100
A/C No: Your Registration Number & Service For Payment I.E. 2830/Retention
Co-Operative Bank Branch: NBC
A/C: 01102039922700
Account Name: Clinical Officers Council
Barclays Bank Branch: Moi Avenue
A/C: 6597833
Account Name: Clinical Officers Council

License is renewable after 2 years

Documents to Use
Application Form

Processing Time
Within sixty days

A registered Clinical officer who wishes to practice as a Clinical officer should apply to the Council for a licence in the prescribed form.

The application must be completed in full and be submitted to the Registration and Licensing Department of the Clinical Officers Council upon successful completion of Internship.

The Council gives a practicing license to a qualified Clinical officer to practice both in public and private sector. Practicing license is renewable after 2 years. The renewal of the practicing license takes in to consideration CPD points and observation of professional standards and ethics.

Required Information
Full Name
Date of Birth
Current Postal Address
Mobile No
Current Email Address

Need for the Document
Clinical officer is a person who, having successfully undergone a prescribed course of training in an approved training institution, is a holder of a certificate issued by that institution and is registered by the Clinical Officers Council.

Information which might help
The Council may refuse to issue, cancel, withdraw, suspend, refuse to renew or revoke any licence where the Council has reasonable grounds to believe that the licensee or applicant is in breach of any of the provisions of the Clinical Officers (Training, Registration And Licensing) Act, and in particular the Council can suspend, cancel, withdraw, revoke or refuse to renew or issue a licence to a person, though qualified to be licensed who has-

been incapacitated by age, illness or any other justifiable reasons;
become a drug addict;
been found guilty of a criminal offence affecting his profession as a Clinical officer;
been found guilty of professional malpractice or misconduct in respect to his calling.
Where the Council is to exercise its powers under the paragraph above, the Council gives the licensee or applicant an opportunity to be heard in person before the Council.

A licensee or applicant who is aggrieved by the decision of the Council may appeal within sixty days from the date of that decision to the Medical Board of Health.

External Links
Clinical Officers Council

The Clinical Officers (Training, Registration And Licensing) Act (Cap. 260)

The Clinical Officers Council was established by an Act of Parliament in 1988 with the mandate to regulate the training, registration and licensing of all Clinical Officers under the Clinical Officers (Training Registration & Licensing) Act Cap 260 Laws of Kenya and became operational in 1989.; COC works to ensure that clinical officers are trained to address Kenyans health needs and deliver high quality health services.

The mandate of COC is to oversee the training, registration and licensing of clinical officers as stipulated in Cap 260. In carrying out its mandate, the Council is responsible for:

Inspecting institutions intending to mount training of Clinical Officers, and also approves and reviews curricula and competency manuals for Clinical Officers. It also undertakes regular inspection of the training institutions to ensure maintenance of quality.
Indexing all students trained in approved training institutions before administering a Council examination.
Registering all Clinical Officers after undergoing internship successfully.
Issuing a Practicing License to a qualified Clinical Officer to practice both in the public and private sector, and renews the licenses bi-annually taking into consideration Continuing Professional Development points and observation of professional standards and ethics.


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