Accreditation / Regulatory Bodies
Lenana Road Opp. DOD
The Board offers the following services:
1. Product Evaluation and Registration. Certificates of Analysis are issued by three accredited laboratories namely the National Quality Control Laboratory, MEDS and the Drug Analysis and Research Unit,
2. Evaluation of Applications for Advertisements of Medicines and Medical Devices
3. Ensuring Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
4. Registration of Pharmacists
5. Enrolment of Pharmaceutical Technologists
6. Issuance of Annual Practice Licenses
7. Issuance of Annual Permits for Pharmaceutical Representatives
8. Approval of Institutions Offering Pharmacy Training Programmes
9. Approval of Pharmaceutical Imports and Exports
10. Registration of Pharmaceutical Premises/Outlets
11. Pharmacovigilance and Post-Market Surveillance
12. Documentation and Information Services on Medicines and Pharmacy Practice
13. Public relations services for the pharmaceutical sector
The Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board is a body which regulates the manufacture and sale of drugs and poisons within the country. The residence of the board is situated in Nairobi along Lenana Road, opposite Department of Defense (DOD) offices. The body was established under the Pharmacy and Poisons Act of the Chapter 244 of Kenyan Laws. The Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board is mandated to make and implement regulations, in consultation with the Cabinet Secretary for Health,which are aimed at ensuring higher standards of safety in the manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs. The board also ensures high quality and efficacy in both locally manufactured and imported drugs and medical equipment.
Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board envisions being the global center of regulatory excellence. It aims at safeguarding the health of the public by ensuring that medicines and health products comply with acceptable standards of quality, safety and efficacy.
Pharmacy and Poisons Board Portal
The Pharmacy and Poisons Online Portal is used to provide various users with a platform to register their products, apply for retention of products and for practitioners to register for examination and access their exam results. The portal is divided into Pharmacy Practice section and Trade and Drugs section. The Trade and Drug Section provides the manufacturers with an avenue to register and apply for retention of their products. On the other hand, the Pharmacy Practice section is used to register students, institutions and practitioners.
Pharmacy and Poisons Board Registration
Registration of a manufacturer under the Kenya Pharmacy and poisons board is done after the manufacturer has submitted an application to the board. The manufacturer can only be registered after complying with several standards set by the regulatory board. The manufacturer must comply with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and payment of registration fees. In case of a foreign manufacturer, it should be represented by one local agent with the blanket power of attorney, and who is empowered to be answerable before the Pharmacy and Poisons Board on behalf of its principle.
During registration, the manufacturers separately apply for the registration of a drug or medicinal product. The products which are eligible to be registered are those which are useful in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of an illness. In addition, those products which are used for surgical preparations and ascertaining the existence and extent of a medical condition are also eligible for registration.
On fulfilling all the requirements of the board the manufacturer is issued with a Certificate of Registration for every product. The certificate is valid for a period of five years.
Pharmacy and Poisons Board Kenya Licenses
The Pharmacy and poisons board issues licenses to applicants after they have successfully met the requirements which have been set. The applicants are required to fill in application forms which are available at the board’s headquarters. After filling in the forms, they are to be submitted together with the relevant documents and application fees to the registrar of the board. The applicants who are eligible for Annual Practice Licenses are registered pharmacists, wholesale dealers and pharmaceutical technologists who run pharmacies.
The licenses expire on the 31st day of December, irrespective of the date of application and issuance, pending re-application.Licenses are renewed by visiting the board online portal
Pharmacy and Poisons Board Exams, Exam Results, Exam Registration
The Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board administers professional examinations as a criteria for registering Pharmacists and enrolling Pharmaceutical Technologists. Two types of exams are administered: Pre-Registration and Pre-Enrolment exams. Registration and Enrollment of successful candidates is done through a Training and Assessment Committee which was constituted in July 2000.
Pharmacy and Poisons Board Bill
The Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board (Amendment) Bill was enacted by the Parliament of Kenya in 2014. Authority has been vested in the board to carry on its mandate as defined by Section 3 of the Pharmacy and Poisons Act. The Act has given the board the power to operate as a body corporate.
Pharmacy and Poisons Board Online Users
The Kenya pharmacy and poisons board portal is used by the online users to register for exams, register drugs and medicinal products and registration of pharmaceutical premises. The online users include the practitioners, the pharmacy students, drug and medicinal products manufacturers and medical institutions.
Pharmacy and Poisons Board Jobs
The Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board advertises its vacant position on the homepage of its website. The applicants are required access the website and click on the link “Careers-Position Vacant” and read through duties, roles and qualifications required for application of the available positions. On meeting the requirements they will send their applications plus copies of required documents to the Pharmacy and Poisons Board through a postal address given
Directions from Nairobi Central Business District to Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board Offices
The Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board offices are located in Nairobi along Lenana Road, opposite the Department of Defense offices. Both public and private means could be used to reach the destination.
It takes approximately 12 minutes without traffic to reach destination using private means.
Leave Nairobi Central Business District.
Drive heading Southeast on Moi Avenue and turn right onto City Hall Way.
Keep right onto Simba Street before joining Mama Ngina Street.
Keep left onto Mama Ngina Street before negotiating left onto Kenyatta Avenue.
Drive to the roundabout on Uhuru Highway and take the second exit and stay on Kenyatta Avenue.
Drive for 0.6 miles before turning right onto State House Avenue.
Turn left to stay on State House Road and drive for 0.4 miles before turning left onto Woodlands Road.
Drive for 0.2 miles and turn left onto Lenana Road.
Drive for another 0.1 miles.
Arrive at Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
It takes approximately 21 minutes to arrive at destination using public means.
Board bus No.5 heading to Jamhuri at Kencom bus station.
Alight at Woodlands Road.
Walk for five minutes to Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
KMLTTB. The Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board is established under Cap 253 A of the laws of Kenya.
Through the Legal Notice No. 113 of 2011 gives the board has a mandate to regulate all In-vitro diagnostics to be used in the country. In addition the board also screens, validates, certifies and registers products to be used in laboratory science practice. It also regulates the professional conduct of Medical Laboratory Scientists, Licenses and regulates business practices in Medical Laboratory Science, Inspects and approves Institutions to train in Medical Laboratory Science and Registers medical laboratory Technicians and Technologist to practice. (Read Medical laboratories in Nairobi)
Education | Registration | Indexing | Indexing Requirements
After admission the Board require students to submit an application for Indexing within 30 days following commencement of training.
The Board through indexing verifies submissions to ensure that students admitted to training schools meet the admission criteria for their program of choice. Once verification is completed, the Board assigns an ”Index Number” which is a unique reference that will remain their identification throughout training and practice.
Board registration is done in three categories;
The Board registers professionals in two categories
2.Technologists- Degree,Higher Diploma & Diploma Holders and others
View Professionals Requirements
The Board Registers Medical laboratories in 6 Classes both private and public:
1.Class A-Equivalent to Dispensary/Health Center Laboratory
2.Class B- Equivalent to District Hospital Laboratory Level
3.Class C- Equivalent to Provincial Hospital Laboratory Level
4.Class D- Equivalent to National/Referral Hospital Laboratory Level
5.Class E- Equivalent to specialized Laboratories e.g Training Colleges for Medical Laboratory Science
6.Class F- Equivalent to Research Laboratory
For New licenses view this kmlttb link
KMLTTB approved institutions
- Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology
- University Of Eastern Africa-Baraton
- Maseno University
- Ol’lessos Technical Training Institute
- Regional Institute Of Business Management
- Tracom College
- Kenya Polytechnic University College
- Mombasa Polytechnic University College
- Eldoret Polytechnic
- Outspan Medical Training College
- KMTC following centers:
- Lake Institute Of Tropical Medicine
- Mt.Kenya University
- Masinde Muliro University
- Kenya Methodist University
- Kenyatta University
- Kenya Institute Of Applied Sciences
- Gusii Technical Training Institute
- Nairobi Technical Training Institute
- Kabete Technical Training Institute
- Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
- Kenya Institute Of Professional Studies
- Vihomi Medical Training College
- Aic Litein Medical Training College
- Thika School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
- Kings Medical Training College
- Kisumu Polytechnic
KMLTTB Examination Centers
2. Kabete Technical Training Institute
3. KMTC NAIROBI
4. MT. KENYA UNIVERSITY
5. MTC KAKAMEGA
6. MTC MACHAKOS
7. Nairobi Technical Training Institute
8. RIFT VALLEY TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE
9. THIKA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE & HEALTH SCIENCES
10. TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA
11. TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MOMBASA
12. UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
KMLTTB Exams Requirements
The following is expected of any candidate intending to sit for the KMLTTB examination
1.Must have trained in KMLTTB recognized and registered institutions.
2.Must be indexed by the board(KMLTTB)
3.A total fee of KSHs.15,000/= payable to KMLTTB through the bank or via colleges(for those who have just completed traini
4.Kindly attach the following copies to your examination application:
- KCSE Certificate
- All relevant College certificates
- Bridging certificate or pre-university(In cases where one did not meet the Board’s minimum threshold)
- Receipt to confirm exam payment
- ID and passport photo
Board minimum Requirements
Requirements to study medical laboratory in Kenya
DEGREE DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE
BIO/CHEM C C C-
ENG/SWA C C C-
PHYC/MATHS C C- D
kmlttb paybill number
KMLTTB Bank Accounts:
Account Name: KMLTTB
Bank Branch: Community Branch
National Bank of Kenya
Account Name: KMLTTB
Bank Branch: Hospital Branch
KMLTTB Board Members
- Abel Onyango -Chairman of the board
- Abdulatif Ali -CMLT & Registrar
- Dr Nicholas Muraguri -Director of Medical Services
- Wilson Njeru Kaaria -Head, Division of Vector borne Diseases
- Mamo Umoro -Head, National Public Health Laboratories
- Samuel W. Wanyonyi -Director of Technical Training
- Dr Kinge Waithaka -Member
- Benedette Nkukuu -Member
- Evelyne N. Macharia -Member
- Susan Murage -Member
- Ali Noor -Member
Click Here to read or Download KMLTTB ACT Cap 253 A of the laws of Kenya.
KMLTTB Contacts | Offices | Address | Location in Nairobi | Building
ACK Garden House, Block A.
4th Floor, 1st Ngong Avenue.
P.O. Box 20889 – 00202 KNH, Kenya
Tel: 254714702685 / 716507238.
+254 20 273 1391
KMLTTB Office Hours
The above offices are open between 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M weekdays
KMLTTB exam timetable 2019
Check their website For the Exam Schedule 2019
KMLTTB revision past papers