KASNEB Registration Requirement
KASNEB Technician examinations
A person seeking to be registered as a student for any of the technician examinations must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following minimum qualifications:
- Secondary education (O level) certificate with an aggregate average of at least grade D+, or equivalent.
- Any other KASNEB technician examination certificate.
- Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KASNEB.
KASNEB Professional examinations
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:
- Secondary education (O level) certificate with an aggregate average of at least grade C+ (or equivalent) provided the applicant has obtained a minimum of grade C+ (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics.
- Advanced education (A level) certificate with at least two principal passes provided that the applicant has credits in Mathematics and English at secondary education level.
- KASNEB technician or professional examination certificate.
- A degree from a recognised university.
- Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KASNEB.
REGISTRATION DATES, REGISTRATION RENEWAL AND EXAMINATION ENTRIES
KASNEB Registration dates
- Applicants intending to take the June Examination must be registered not later than 30 November of the previous year, while those intending to take the December examination must register as students not later than the preceding 31 May.
- Late registration may be accepted up to one month after the normal closing date 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.
KASNEB Registration renewal
- A registered student must renew the studentship registration annually on the first day of July provided that the first renewal will take place on the first day of July following the date of registration.
- Any student who fails to renew his/her membership within three years will be required to pay registration re-instatement fee and all the renewal registration arrears.
KASNEB 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 may be accepted up to one month after the closing date for the normal entries 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. Information on the examination dates and examination centers is also available on the KASNEB website: www.kasneb.or.ke.
Exemptions will be granted on a paper by paper basis. Exemptions will be granted to applicants who are deemed to have adequately covered the subject matter in the papers that they wish to be exempted. Applicants seeking exemption must therefore show evidence of adequate coverage of the content for the papers in which they are applying for exemption. However, no exemptions will be granted in Part III of the professional examinations other that to graduates of the examinations of KASNEB
Exemptions for holders of KASNEB qualifications
- Exemptions will be granted for all common papers in the technician and professional examinations.
- No exemptions will be granted to technician examination graduates beyond Part I of the professional examinations.
- In granting exemptions, consideration will also be given to the core areas of expertise of the person seeking exemption. For instance, a CPA graduate is considered to be proficient in accounting and therefore would be exempted in accounting papers in other professional examinations of KASNEB.
Exemptions for holders of qualifications from other universities and examination bodies
Exemptions may be given to holders of degrees, diplomas and certificates from other recognised universities, institutions of higher learning and other examination bodies. In order to qualify for exemption under this category, applicants must provide evidence of adequate coverage of the content of the papers for which they have applied for exemption. However, no exemptions will be granted in Part III of the professional examinations except for graduates of the examinations of KASNEB.
Procedure for exemptions
Applicants seeking exemptions must complete the relevant application forms for exemption and pay the prescribed exemption fees. All applications for exemption must be accompanied by the relevant supporting documents
Note: An exempted candidate is not allowed to enter for the exempted paper without prior authority from the Secretary and Chief Executive of KASNEB. Any candidate who flouts this rule will automatically forfeit all exemptions granted to him/her.
Transition arrangements for the cpa and cps examinations
All referral cases for candidates in the CPA and CPS examinations will cease after the June 2009 examinations. Registered students in the current CPA and CPS examinations will convert directly and horizontally to their current part and section status. For instance, students who will not have passed any or all the papers in Section 1 of the current CPA or CPS examination after the June 2009 sitting will convert to Section 1 of the new CPA or CPS examination, respectively, and be required to sit all the papers in the section. On the other hand, students who will have passed Section 1 of the current CPA or CPS examination will proceed to Section 2 of the new CPA or CPS examination, respectively.
KASNEB Registration requirements for professional examinations
Applicants, who wish to be registered as students of KASNEB, must meet the set rules, regulations and guidelines governing its examinations which are published in the various examinations syllabuses and guides. The examinations guides are obtainable free of charge at the offices of KASNEB.
Among the approved basic registration requirements for the professional examinations of KASNEB, is the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) certificate with a minimum aggregate average of C+ provided that the applicant has obtained C+ in both English and Mathematics.
In the spirit of offering equal opportunities to all, KASNEB wishes to open more avenues for applicants intending to be registered as students of KASNEB. Consequently students who sit for KCSE examination and attain a minimum aggregate average of C+ in KCSE but do not score a C+ in Mathematics and/or English may be considered for registration upon production of an upgraded certificate/result slip from either of the following:
Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) - KCSE examination resit
An applicant with an aggregate average of at least C+ but with a grade below C+ in English and/or Mathematics may be considered for registration upon submitting an application supported by documentary evidence of having resat the subject(s) in KCSE and passed with at least a C+ in English and/or Mathematics.
Potential applicants are advised that with effect from 2007 KCSE sitting, KNEC has allowed candidates to resit the weak subject(s).
Universities/National Polytechnics – Bridging courses
An applicant with an aggregate average of at least C+ but with a grade below C+ in English and/or Mathematics may be considered for registration upon submitting an application supported by documentary evidence of having taken and passed a bridging course in English and/or Mathematics offered by a recognised university or a national polytechnic.