In order to To operate a chemist/pharmacy in Kenya is not easy, this is because of many licensing procedures you should follow before you set up the business. How to apply for Pharmacist License in Kenya
Pharmaceutical business is one of the most profitable business ventures in the world, and in Kenya. In a single day, the average profit of a single chemist in Nairobi is Ksh 4,000-Ksh20, 000, sometimes it can go up to Ksh 50,000-which means you can make a cool Ksh 1 million per month. How to apply for Pharmacist License in Kenya
Procedure on How to apply for Pharmacist License in Kenya
To obtain pharmaceutical technologist license, the applicant has to contact the Pharmacy and Poisons Board offices.
The applicant is requested to fill in the application form.
The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and they can be found under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
Payment of appropriate fees should be made and that can be found under the “Fees” section of this page.
On completion of this process, the Board will, within sixty days of receipt of the application, issue to the applicant a practicing license in the prescribed form upon being satisfied that the applicant:
- is duly registered or enrolled;
- is not for the time being suspended from practice; and
- has complied with such other conditions as the Board may prescribe including fulfillment of the prescribed requirements for continuous professional education for that year.
- Pharmacist registration
- Degree certificate
- Articles of Association
- Copy of Pharmacists I.D
- Attorney General Certificate
- Personal identification Number
- Memorandum of understanding
Office Locations & Contacts
The RegistrarPharmacy and Poisons Board
Lenana Road Opp. DOD
P.O. Box 27663 00506
+254 702 475 824 (8am-5pm) Online Licensing
+254 702 475 845 (8am-5pm) Online Licensing
+254 702 475 837 (8am-5pm) Online Licensing
+254 702 475 842 (8am-5pm) Online Licensing
+254 702 475 801 (8am-5pm) Online Licensing
+254 20 3562107 General Line
+254 720 608811 General Line
+254 733 884411 General Line
General Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pharmacy Questions: email@example.com
Report a Medicine Problem: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Fee: Kshs 5,000/-
License Fee: No Fee
Documents to Use
Within sixty days
An application for a practicing license should be made to the Pharmacy and Poisons Board in such manner and form as may be prescribed.
Every application should be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
A non-citizen pharmacist who wishes to obtain a practicing license in Kenya should-
- submit a written application in the form prescribed by the Board;
- possess at the time of initial licensing as a pharmacist in a foreign country all qualifications necessary to have been eligible for licensing at that time in Kenya;
- present to the Board proof of initial licensing in a foreign country and evidence that such practicing licence is in good standing in that country in that it has not been suspended, revoked, or otherwise restricted for any reason except non-renewal or for the failure to obtain the required continuing education credits in that country;
- present proof of membership of the foreign country’ s respective professional association;
- pay the fees prescribed by the Board; and
- fulfill such other conditions as may be prescribed by the Board.
- Name of Proposed License Holder (if a limited company please state country and year of registration)
- License Number (if known)
- Business Details
- Address of principal premises
- Exact location of premises to which this application relates
- Specific Activities in respect of which this application is made
- Structure and Capital formation
Need for the Document
No person is allowed to engage in practice as a pharmacist unless that person holds a valid practicing license.
Information which might help
A person is deemed to engage in practice if the person engages in, conducts or carries on the dispensing, compounding, or community pharmacing of any prescription medicines within Kenya either-
- on the persons own account and is entitled to receive the entire amount of all fees and charges earned for the persons own financial benefit; or
- in partnership with others where the person is entitled to receive a share of the profits earned.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
Distribution, storage and sale of drugs
Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Kenya
Pharmacy and Poisons Act
Pharmacy Practitioners Bill, 2014
Practice License For Pharmacist
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board is the Drug Regulatory Authority established under the Pharmacy and Poisons Act, Chapter 244 of the Laws of Kenya.
The Board regulates the Practice of Pharmacy and the Manufacture and Trade in drugs and poisons.
The Board aims to implement the appropriate regulatory measures to achieve the highest standards of safety, efficacy and quality for all drugs, chemical substances and medical devices, locally manufactured, imported, exported, distributed, sold, or used, to ensure the protection of the consumer as envisaged by the laws regulating drugs in force in Kenya.
Functions of Pharmacy and Poisons Board
- Product Registration
- Pharmacy Practice
- Manufacturing Services
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