How To Register As A Clinical Officer In Kenya

This article focuses on the registration and licensing of clinical officers in Kenya. All clinical officers practising in Kenya are required to be registered and licensed with the Clinical Officers Council. This is in accordance with the Clinical Officers (Training, Registration and Licensing) Act, 2017, Laws of Kenya.

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.

The Clinical Officers Council works to ensure that clinical officers are trained to address Kenyan’s health needs and deliver high-quality health services. The council has registered over 23,000 clinical officers to date.

The council registers professionals trained in Kenya and those trained outside Kenya. Registration forms can be accessed online from the council’s website.

Registration Requirements

1. Professionals Trained in Kenya

Eligible applicants shall be required to sit a prescribed council exam upon completion of training in an approved institution.

Successful candidates shall be posted for a one year internship. Upon successful completion of internship, the applicants will be required to submit required documents for registration and licensing within 3 months after internship.


  • Original and certified copies of Degree/Diploma certificates.
  • National Identity card.
  • KCSE certificate.
  • Internship completion letter.
  • Dully filled internship booklet/logbook.
  • Passport size photos.
  • Dully filled COC registration form.
  • Internship license and COC result slip.

Fees for registration is as follows;

  • Kshs 9,500- Diploma (Registration and license fee).
  • Kshs 10,000- Degree (Registration and license fee).

2. Professionals Trained Outside Kenya

Professionals trained outside Kenya who may wish to be registered by the council shall be required to show proof of qualification/ competency, equivalent to standards established in Kenya. Registration fees and requirements are the same as for professionals trained in Kenya.

Clinical Officers Council Contacts

Head Office Location: Blue Violet Plaza, Kindaruma Road, Nairobi.

Contact: +254 725 705 144.

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