This article focuses on the registration requirements for physiotherapists in Kenya. Every physiotherapist practising in Kenya is required to be registered and licensed by the Physiotherapy Council of Kenya, in accordance with the (Physiotherapist Act No. 20 of 2014).
Registration Requirements For Physiotherapists In Kenya
Professionals Trained in Kenya
- Eligible applicants upon completion of training in approved training institutions shall be required to sit a prescribed national council examination.
- Successful candidates shall submit completed registration and licensing application forms online, 30 days upon release of results.
- The applicants will be issued with registration certificates within 30 days and practice licenses within 48 hours.
Registration Requirements for Professionals Trained in Kenya
1. The holder of KCSE must have a minimum aggregate of C plain or its equivalent and the following qualifications;
- Original copy of ID/Passport.
- 2 coloured passport size photographs.
- Certified original copies of professional and academic certificates.
- Evidence of passing council’s pre-registration examination.
- Must appear in the list submitted by deans of accredited physiotherapy training schools.
- Dully filled stamped and signed internship completion assessment form.
- Evidence of payment of registration fees.
Professionals Trained Outside Kenya
- Foreign trained physiotherapists who may wish to practice in Kenya shall be registered with the council upon showing proof of qualification/ competence equivalent to the standards established in Kenya.
- Candidates will be required to make application by filling the prescribed application form and submit to the council.
Requirements for Professionals Trained Outside Kenya
- Proof that the person is qualified to engage in the practice.
- Proof that the person has undergone training in the practice from an institution that is recognised by the council.
- Proof that the person has been authorised by an institution recognised by the council to engage in the practice in his/her country of origin.
- Any other proof that the council may require, including the findings of any inquiry that the council may make into the suitability of the person to engage in the practice of physiotherapy in Kenya.
- Applicants shall be required to provide an official translation of all documents that are not written in the English language.
- If the council is satisfied, candidates will be required to undertake a written and practical examination.
- Based on the results, the candidate will be invited by the registration and licensing committee for an oral interview. They may be required to proceed to a practicum placement for a period to be determined to acquaint him/her with the Kenyan health system.
- Applicants will be issued with registration certificates and practice licenses upon successful completion.
Physiotherapy Council of Kenya Contacts
Location: Ministry of Health Headquarters, Cathedral Road, Room 213, Nairobi.
Contact: 020 440 4110.