The Clinical Officers Council (COC) is a body corporate under an Act of Parliament, Act No.  20 of 2017 Laws of Kenya. In accordance to this Act, COC mandate is to regulate training, registration, licencing and practice of all Clinical officers.  The Council was first established in 1988 through an Act of parliament Cap 260 Laws of Kenya which was repealed in 2017.

COC works to ensure that clinical officers are trained to address Kenyans’ health needs and deliver high quality health services. While the training of clinical officers started in 1928 with hospital-based certificate programs, today clinical officers are trained at diploma and degree levels in over 60 institutions across Kenya. To date, the COC has registered over 25,000 clinical officers.


Competent and Responsive Clinical Officers


Ensuring standardized training, registration and licensing of Clinical Officers

Our Tag line

I Care!

Core Values

As a Council we are dedicated to espousing I-CARE as the guiding principle:

Integrity: straightforwardness, truthfulness and uprightness are an integral part of our operations.

Customer-focused: consistently endeavor to create enduring relationships with our customers; in so doing our approach goes beyond standard social health care principles and makes their input an integrated and formalized part of service delivery

Accountability: endeavor to act in a transparent, unambiguous, predictable and understandable manner in our businesses. We will remain accountable to our stakeholders and will acknowledge responsibility for our actions and decisions.

Respect: being polite, friendly and concerned with our customers; with no regard to status or personal preferences but approach our work as guided by principles of fairness and non-bias to all people from diverse backgrounds.

Ethical: competent and uncompromising service delivery is exuded in every facet of our work.  We reward merit amongst colleagues while applying the most appropriate skills and competencies to serve our customers. We apply the same ethics and ethos with all our stakeholders.