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The Council inspects institutions intending to mount training of Clinical Officers. The Council has an inspection checklist for the institutions and is outlined in the Rules and Regulations of the Council. The Council approves and reviews curricula and competency manuals for Clinical Officers and undertakes regular inspection of training institutions to ensure maintenance of quality. The Council conducts indexing of all students undertaking Clinical Medicine in accredited training institutions. The Council administers the registration examination before one year internship commences.


The Council registers all students trained in approved training institutions and assesses students trained out of the country, as well as nationally trained students. To ensure a standard of quality among new clinical officers, any person who intends to be registered under the Act must complete a registration exam.


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 whilst clinical officers in private practice renew their private practicing licenses annually. The renewal of the practicing license takes in to consideration CPD points and observation of professional standards and ethics.