North Coast Medical Training College was approved for training clinical officers by the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya (COC) in February 2012 and the first class took of in September 2012. The training in the college takes 3 years which includes both theoretical and practical training. Assessments include internal examination, external examination, and a final qualifying examination by the COC. It will be followed by an obligatory one year internship under the Ministry of Health. Successful completion of this will allow the graduate to be registered as a clinical officer with the COC of Kenya. This nationally recognized diploma will enable graduates to work in the healthcare sector in Kenya and also in many other countries.