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  1. The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council issues certificate of status to practitioners, at their will, when one is seeking employment/ studies abroad, for purposes of postgraduate training the doctor seeks for a “Certificate of Status” (generally called a “good standing” certificate). Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council’s (KMPDC) Office Location & Contact Details
  2. Those wishing to apply for a Certificate of Status should collect and complete the Application For Professional Certificate Of Status Form-XX, available at the KMPDC offices or download it via the KMPDC website KMPDC Downloads, (scroll down the page and then click on the “Other Form” option to locate the form) or directly download it using this Application For Professional Certificate Of Status Form-XX.
    Note: Section B; on the application form should be completed by a registered professional practitioner.
  3. Submit the supporting documentation as mentioned under the “Required Documents” section of this page, in addition to the duly completed application form, in all respect, to the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council’s (KMPDC) Office either in person or via the following email addresses [email protected] and [email protected]. Any omission of the required information or documents will render the application process incomplete.
  4. The application shall also be accompanied by proof of payment of an application fee of Ksh. 20,000 (Non-refundable). All payments should be made at any KCB Branch countrywide to Board’s account No. 1103158643, Milimani Branch, in favor of the KMPDC.
  5. Upon receipt of the application, the receiving officers will check for discrepancies or ineligibility in the application documents. If a discrepancy that cannot be immediately corrected exists in any of the documents, the application and all the submitted documents will be returned to the applicant and should not be re-submitted until the discrepancy has been rectified.
  6. The KMPDC office may request additional information relevant to the application. In such a case, the information must be submitted within the stipulated time from the date of notification. Where the applicant fails to submit the required information, the application shall be rejected.
  7. After the document evaluation phase has been completed satisfactorily, which is usually completed within two (02) weeks the KMPDC office shall prepare the certificate of status that shall be valid for one lifetime.
  8. Notice of the decision (Approval, Deferral, or Rejection) for the application will be communicated to the applicant via registered mail or phone.
  9. Where the KMPDC office is not satisfied that the application meets the requirements for the application, it shall reject the application and notify the applicant thereof in writing, stating the reasons for the rejection.
  10. While collecting the Good Standing Certificate, the applicant will be required to produce a proof of identity document and proof of payment to be validated at the KMPDC dispatch office.


Required Documents[edit]

  • A recommendation by a registered professional practitioner of good status (As instructed in section B-on the application form)
  • Attach a copy of the current retention certificate/private practice license/temporary license for a foreign practitioner.
  • Evidence that the practitioner is not under any investigation by the Board.
  • Proof of payment (direct deposit) of the application fee of Kshs.20,000.00.
  • Valid identification document (ID card/ passport)
  • Any other documents may be deemed necessary or as may be prescribed by the KMPDC office.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council - Head Office
Woodlands Rd, Hurlingham,
P.O. Box 44893 - 00100,
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +254-727666444 | +254-111052222
Website: Link


  • Medica and Dental practitioners registered with the KMPDC, who are seeking employment/ postgraduate studies abroad are eligible to make the application.


  • Application fee of Ksh. 20,000 (non-refundable)

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council’s (KMPDC) Bank Account Details Board account at any KCB Branch countrywide, Board’s
Account No. 1103158643, Milimani Branch.
Swift Code: KCBLKKENX,
BANK CODE: 01175.


  • The certificate of status shall be valid for one life time.

Documents to Use[edit]

Application For Professional Certificate Of Status Form-XX

Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The time frame for processing the application is Two (02) weeks.

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Required Information[edit]

  • Full name of the applicant
  • Nationality
  • Identity document number
  • Contact details
  • Reason for apply foe the certificate of status
  • Intended country of stay/study/practice
  • Institute Name
  • Period of employment/ work
  • Next of kin details
  • Referee details
  • Declaration by the Applicant/ referee

Need for the Document[edit]

  • A certificate of status is an official document that verify’s that a practitioner is in “good standing” and does not have any disciplinary issues pending.
  • This certificate is usually a requirement for employment/further studies abroad.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses for obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council’s (KMPDC)- Practitioner info
Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act
Health Laws Amendment Act-2019


More information which might help people.