Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (kasneb) was established as a state corporation under the National Treasury by the Government of Kenya on 24 July 1969. The establishment and operations of kasneb are governed by the following main Acts:
(a) The Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008 (which repealed the Accountants Act, Cap 531 of 1977).
(b) The Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534 of 1988.
(c) The Investment and Financial Analysts Act, No. 13 of 2015.
The mandate of kasneb, is the development of syllabuses, conduct of professional, diploma and technician examinations and certification of candidates in accountancy, finance, credit, governance and management, information technology and related disciplines, promotion of its qualifications nationally and internationally and the accreditation of relevant training institutions in liaison with the ministry in charge of education.
Procedure to Register with Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB)
- To register, the applicant has to contact the KASNEB offices.
- The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and it 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 or in the KASNEB fees structure page.
- On completion of this process, the applicant will be given feedback by the Board.
- Register online
- Visit http://online.kasneb.or.ke and navigate to Sign Up/Register
- If new, create a new account
- Complete the form and sign up; then await confirmation via Email/SMS
- Click on the Activation link sent to your email to activate your account.
- Attach the supporting documents; a KASNEB administrator will approve your documents.
- You will receive an SMS notification with your Registration number once the KASNEB team has approved your payment.
- Application Form
- Copies of National Identity card/Passport/Birth certificate
- Certified copies of certificates (High school/Diploma/Degree/Masters/PhD/Professional)
- A passport size photograph
Eligibility to Register with Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB)
A person seeking to be registered as a student for any of the professional examinations must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following minimum qualifications:
- Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with an aggregate average of at least grade C+ (C plus) provided the applicant has obtained a minimum of grade C + (C plus) in both English and Mathematics or equivalent qualifications.
- Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with at least TWO Principal passes provided that the applicant has credits in Mathematics and English at Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) level or equivalent qualifications.
- KASNEB technician, diploma or professional examination certificate.
- A degree from a recognized university.
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination grade C in 6 papers with C in both English and Mathematics.
- Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KASNEB.
A person seeking to be registered as a student for any of the diploma examinations must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following minimum qualifications:
- Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with an aggregate average of at least grade C- (C Minus) or equivalent qualifications.
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination grade D.
- Any other KASNEB technician or diploma examination certificate.
Diploma and Professional
Normal: Kshs. 5,000/US $ 83
Late: Kshs. 7,250/US $ 125
Examination Fees and Related Charges
- Payment through various KASNEB Student Fee Collection Accounts with banks
National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK) KASNEB Fee Collection Account No. 01001031572601.
Equity Bank Ltd. KASNEB Fee Collection Account No. 0170299238025.
Kenya Post Office Savings Bank (Postbank) KASNEB Fee Collection Account No. 0744130009246.
Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited KASNEB Fee Collection Account No. 01129128535900.
Payment of fees by students in Kenya should preferably be made to the above KASNEB Student Fee Collection Accounts in any branch of the above listed banks countrywide using the appropriate fee deposit slips. Students are required to complete the appropriate KASNEB forms and the relevant fee deposit slips (except for Postbank which does not use deposit slips). Upon payment of the requisite fees to the banks, a cash deposit receipt will be issued to the payee. The completed KASNEB forms should be left with the banks for onward transmission to KASNEB. The forms may be obtained from KASNEB website-www.kasneb.or.ke, KASNEB offices, training institutions offering KASNEB courses and Kenya National Library Service branches countrywide.
- Payment at selected Huduma Centres
Students in Kenya may also make payment at the KASNEB counters in the following Huduma Centres: GPO, Kibera and Makadara in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Meru, Nyeri, Kisii and Nakuru.
- Payment by bankers cheque/draft, cash or crossed money order
Payment can also be made by Bankers Cheque/Draft, Cash or crossed Money Order (Payable at City Square Post Office, Nairobi). Bankers Cheques/Drafts and Money Orders should be sent to KASNEB together with the relevant forms or covering letters to avoid delays in processing such fee. If cash is sent by post it should be registered and enclosed in the special registered envelope provided by the Post Office. However, there is a risk of this money getting lost in transit. Cheques are accepted only on condition that they will be honoured on first presentation. Any cheque which is dishonoured for whatever reason or which has to be returned to a student because it is post-dated or is incomplete or has some technical defect may result in the student not being registered or entered for the examinations. Besides, the student will be required to pay an administrative charge thereof.
Although payment of fees could still be made by cash at KASNEB Towers, Hospital Road Upper Hill, Nairobi, during normal working hours from Monday to Friday between 9.00 a.m. and 3.45 p.m., students are strongly advised to pay their fees through the KASNEB Student Fee Collection Accounts in any branch of the above listed banks to avoid queues and inconvenience to themselves.
Students are advised that payment by cash at KASNEB offices will soon be phased out and therefore they should utilise the available channels through the banks. Students are further advised to make payment early enough and avoid the practice of rushing to make payments on the closing dates specified for registration or examination entries.
- Students residing in foreign countries
Students based in foreign countries may pay fees in US dollars to KASNEB KCB collection account No. 1123096465 domiciled at Capital Hill Branch, Nairobi or by bankers cheques/drafts which should be drawn payable to KASNEB.
Instructions to Register with Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB)
- Registration dates
- Applicants intending to take the June Examination must be registered not later than 30th November of the previous year, while those intending to take the December examination must register as students not later than the preceding 31st May.
- Late registration for the June Examination will be accepted until 15 February on payment of late registration fee, which is an additional 50% of the normal registration fee.
- Late registration for the December Examination will be accepted until 15 August on payment of late registration fee, which is an additional 50% of the normal registration fee.
- Syllabuses are provided to applicants who register as students. Past papers for recent examinations are available for purchase in the offices of KASNEB.
- Registration renewal
- The annual registration renewal fee shall become due on 1 July following the first eligible examination sitting and annually thereafter. For instance, a student who registers by 31 May 2015 will be eligible to enter examinations from the November/December 2015 sitting. The first renewal will therefore be due on 1 July 2016.
- Registration numbers for students who register for examinations but who do not book for any examination within three years from the date of registration will be automatically suspended. During the period of suspension, no annual registration renewal arrears will accrue. The suspended registration numbers will be reactivated upon payment of a reactivation fee of Sh. 6,000 and the renewal arrears for the last three years before the registration number was suspended.
- Examination entries
- Registered students who wish to take the examination must submit the prescribed entry forms, duly completed together with the appropriate examination fee on or before the specified dates. The closing date for the receipt of the entries for the December examination is the preceding 15 August and for the June Examination is the preceding 15 February.
- Late entries will be accepted up to 31 March for the May sitting and 30 September for the November/December sitting on payment of late entry fee, which is an additional 50% of the normal examination entry fee.
- Examination dates and lists of examination centers are supplied with the examination entry form.
Required Information to Register with Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB)
- Name as it appears on the National Identity card/Passport/Birth certificate
- Date of birth
- Highest level of education
- Payment details
- Whether attending tuition in a training institution
- Name of the institution
Need for the Document
The mandate of KASNEB, is the development of syllabuses, conduct of professional, diploma and technician examinations and certification of candidates in accountancy, finance, credit, governance and management, information technology and related disciplines, promotion of its qualifications nationally and internationally and the accreditation of relevant training institutions.
KASNEB currently offers five (5) professional qualifications and three (3) diploma qualifications, which are recognized worldwide and are benchmarked with international standards and best practice.
The qualifications are acquired by sitting and successfully completing the following respective examinations:
- Professional Examinations
- Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
- Certified Secretaries (CS)
- Certified Information Communication Technologists (CICT)
- Certified Credit Professionals (CCP)
- Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (CIFA)
- Diploma Examinations
- Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD)
- Diploma in Information Communication Technology(DICT)
- Diploma in Credit Management (DCM)