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  1. A registered Kenya Registered Midwife (KRM) can apply Kenya Registered Midwife (KRM) Private Practice License online by visiting the Nursing Councils of Kenya Online Services Portal through the following link: NCK Online Service Portal
  2. Upon entering the portals homepage, click on the “Create Account” Option to register for an account on the NCK online portal. This will direct you to the next page where you are to start your registration process.
  3. Under the “Register for Online Services” menu, input the required information.
    • Select “PRACTITIONER” under the “SELECT CATEGORY” option.
    • Input your “NCK Registration Number”
    • Input your ID Number
    • Input your email address
  4. Upon entering the required information for registration click on the “Register for Online Services” Tab.
    • This will cause a confirmation email address to be sent to your email address.
  5. Log into your email address and confirm your registration by clicking on the “Complete Registration” button, in the email which has been sent to you.
  6. Please edit your profile by adding your Personal and Professional details, Uploading your Photograph and Changing/Setting your password.
  7. Upon updating your profile, click on the “Private Practice” tab in the menu on the left pane, to enter into the next page.
  8. On the Private Practice page, click on the “Make Private Practice License Application” button to enter the next page where you are required to provide information for your application.
  9. Please provide required information for licensing. These include:-
    • Email
    • Mobile
    • Practice type (Select Clinical or non-Clinical)
    • Area of practice (Select Midwifery)
    • Area of practice (Select Community Health)
    • Work Station Type (Select Health Facility or Others)
    • Work Station /Facility
    • Work station details (National Government of Kenya , County Government, Private Sector(Health institutions), Other Ministries , Mission , Private , Municipality , Institutional , Unknown, Non-governmental organization, Faith based organization, independent Practice, Others)
    • Select county
    • Workstation /Facility
  10. Confirm that all the information you have given is correct and click on the “Submit Application” button.
    • This will cause an invoice for payment of the application fees to be generated.
  11. On the Invoice page click on the “Click to Pay Now” button to pay for Kenya Registered Midwife (KRM) Private Practice License.
    • Proceed to make the payment using the instructions given online. The Payment instructions will be generated and displayed automatically in the portal. More information about the licensing fee to be paid is given in the “Fee” section of this page
  12. Upon making the application payment, a payment receipt and the Annual Kenya Registered Midwife (KRM) Private Practice License will be generated online.
    • Note: Wait for approximately 10 minutes then refresh the invoice page. After refreshing the page, you should find copies of the receipt and Private Practice License ready to be printed.
  13. Click on the “Download Receipt” Button and the “Download License” button to download the payment receipt and Annual Kenya Registered Midwife (KRM) Private Practice License respectively.
    • Print the receipt and license and keep them for reference.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Kenya Registered Midwife (KRM) Private Practitioner Registration Certificate
  • Copy of ID/Passport
  • Colored passport size photo
  • The prescribed fee

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) - Head Office
NCK Plaza, Kabarnet Rd off Ngong Rd
P.O Box 20056 - 00200,
Nairobi , Kenya
Phone: +254 20 7854665/9, +254721920567, +254733924669
Email: [email protected]
Website: Link

NCK Online Service Portal: link


  • A registered Kenya Registered Midwife (KRM) Private Practitioner is eligible to make an application for a Kenya Registered Midwife (KRM) Private Practice License.
  • The applicant must also have successfully completed the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) Professional Registration Exams.
  • The applicant should have served as a nurse for a period of not less than three years under the supervision of a senior nurse of not less than seven years standing.


  • License Fee Kshs. 1,500


  • The license validity is one year.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The processing time is immediate.

Related Videos[edit]

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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • Email
  • Mobile
  • Practice type
  • Area of practice
  • Work Station Type
  • Work Station /Facility
  • Employer Details
  • Workstation /Facility

Need for the Document[edit]

  • A Kenya Registered Midwife (KRM) Private Practitioner needs a Private practice license in order to practice nursing in Kenya.
  • It is an offence to practice nursing in Kenya privately without being licensed with the Nursing Council of Kenya.

Information which might help[edit]


  • No person shall engage in private practice as a nurse unless such person—
  1. Is a citizen of Kenya
  2. Is registered, enrolled or licensed as a nurse under the nurses Act chapter 257
  3. Has served as a nurse for a period of not less than three years under the supervision of a senior nurse of not less than seven years standing
  4. Is a holder of a private practitioner registration certificate from the NCK
  5. Is a holder of an annual license known as a private practicing certificate for that year
  6. Is a holder of such other qualification as may be prescribed by the Nurses Act chapter 257.

  • Notwithstanding, a person who is not a citizen of Kenya may be licensed to practice as a nurse if he satisfies the Council that—
  1. He is of good character
  2. He has paid the prescribed fees
  3. He has undergone a course of training and passed an examination, elsewhere than in Kenya, which would not qualify him to be registered or enrolled under the Nurses Act Chapter but which the Council recognizes as sufficient to enable him to practice nursing in Kenya.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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