KASNEB registration process

How is KASNEB registration done? Which exams are offered by KASNEB? How much are the fees for each? And how can you download both the timetables and the results once you’re done?

These are some of the questions that might be pondering your mind right now. Fortunately, you need not worry anymore because the process is quite easy and straight forward. About our main issue; KASNEB registration, you can either adopt the online procedure or the traditional approach.

But before we get there, let’s put some things in perspective. If in a hurry you can as well skip to the section you need most.

What is KASNEB?

KASNEB stands for Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board, the institution with the mandate of syllabus development, conducting professional, diploma and technician examinations and certifications of candidates in accountancy, finance, credit, governance and management, IT and related disciplines.

KASNEB was established in 1969 under the Accountants Act and has since performed its function as an official body sanction by the government.

Anybody in the accountancy profession must encounter KASNEB in the process of their career development and it is worth noting that certification in KASNEB examinations gives you so many opportunities especially in job seeking.

KASNEB Courses

The institutions offer several courses which also represent the examinations offered and are group into various categories as discussed below

Professional Examinations

  • CPA – Certified Public Accountants: For skilled and competent professional accountants, auditors, finance managers, tax consultants and practitioners.
  • CS – Certified Secretaries: For expert practitioners in corporate governance, corporate secretarial practise, consultancy, business management and administration and human resources management.
  • CIFA – Certified Investment and Financial Analysts: For experts in financial analysis, consultants and practitioners in investments and securities, portfolio management of retirement benefits schemes and investment banking.
  • CCP – Certified Credit Professionals: For skilled and competent top-level managers, practitioners and consultants in the rapidly developing field of credit management.

Diploma Examinations

  • ATD – Accounting Technicians Diploma: Equips candidates with skills and competencies to work as middle-level accountants providing technical support in accounting, auditing and taxation.
  • DCM – Diploma in Credit Management: Equips candidates with skills and competencies to work as technicians in credit management and credit control in both financial and non-financial enterprises.

Certificate Examinations

  • CAMS – Certificate in Accounting and Management Skills: Equips candidates with skills and competencies to provide basic accounting and management services to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and public sector entities

KASNEB Registration Requirements

As expected, not everybody can partake in KASNEB examinations; you must meet certain requirements which are based on the level of examination you want to do.

For professional examinations, you must show evidence of at least one of the following documents.

  • KCSE certificate with an aggregate average of at least grade C+ (C plus) or its equivalent.
  • 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.
  • Degree from a recognized university.
  • IGCSE Certificate grade C in 6 papers with C in both English and Mathematics.
  • Any other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KASNEB

For Diploma exams

  • KCSE Certificate with an aggregate average of at least grade C- (C Minus) or equivalent qualifications.
  • IGCSE Certificate with at least grade D.
  • Any other KASNEB technician or diploma examination certificate.

Lastly for certificate examinations

  • KCSE Certificate with an aggregate average of at least grade D (D Plain) or its equivalent.

If you meet any of these requirements and would like to take part in any of the exams offered, then the next logical step is to register with KASNEB

KASNEB Registration Procedure.

There are two methods of registering for KASNEB exams; using the online portal and visiting KASNEB Offices

How to register for KASNEB exam online

  1. Access KASNEB Portal through this link; online.kasneb.or.ke
  2. If you don’t have an account, register and activate your KASNEB Account through the link sent to your email. You will also receive an SMS with your KASNEB Wallet pin
  3. Log into your account
  4. Update your details and save.
  5. Click on Registration at the left menu.
  6. On the registration form click on next while adding information if necessary.
  7. At Your Application Section, select the category and exam you want to apply for.
  8. Select at least one qualification and upload the required documentation as proof of qualification. Click Next
  9. Include additional information and select the date you’d like to sit for the examination and click Next
  10. Select method of payment which can either be: MPESA, KASNEB Wallet or Debit Card. All these platforms enable you to pay for your KASNEB exam online. Pay and download your invoice.

If you prefer the traditional process of KASNEB registration then here’s is the procedure

How to book a KASNEB Exam physically

  1. Download KASNEB exam registration form this Link: Download KASNEB Form
  2. Fill all the required details
  3. Deliver the dully filled KASNEB exam entry form to any of the KASNEB exam centres that you have chosen.
  4. Complete the payment using the available payments methods as instructed by your application guide.
  5. Go home and wait.

Visiting KASNEB registration centres to book for the exams might require you to pay through bank and submit the receipt to the applications officers. So in case you’re asked to do so, below are the KASNEB bank account numbers

  • Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd. (KCB): 1203681194 
  • National Bank of Kenya Ltd. (NBK): 01001031572601      
  • Equity Bank Ltd.: 0170299238025   
  • Kenya Post Office Savings Bank Ltd: 0744130009246        
  • Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd: 01129128535900
  • UBA Kenya Bank Ltd: 55030160004156     
  • KCB dollar account for foreign students: 1123096465         

Normally, examinations are administered twice a year: May and November. To partake in May exams, you must submit your application by 31st March while for November examinations, the deadline on September 30th.

KASNEB Registration Fees

If you’re keen enough you should see a well laid out table of all the fees associated with KASNEB exams from the application form you downloaded for registration. You can also access the fee structure from the official website.

Nonetheless, allow me to outline the structure here for quick access and easier interpretation of the information. All fees are grouped into two depending on whether you are a Kenyan citizen or a foreigner.

REGISTRATION FEES
 Ksh.US$
CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION – CAMS
Registration fee3,50060
Annual registration renewal fee1,20020
Registration reactivation fee2,00035
Student identity card replacement fee50010
DIPLOMA EXAMINATIONS – ATD/DCM
Registration fee6,000100
Annual registration renewal fee1,60030
Registration reactivation fee3,00050
Student identity card replacement fee50010
PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATIONS – CPA/CS/CIFA/CCP
Registration fee7,500125
Annual registration renewal fee2,00035
Registration reactivation fee4,00065
Student identity card replacement fee50010
HOLDERS OF FOREIGN ACCOUNTANCY/ SECRETARIES/ INVESTMENT AND  FINANCIAL ANALYSTS  QUALIFICATIONS  (FAQ/FSQ/FIFAQ)
Enrolment fee40,000665
Examination fee per paper20,000335
Continuation fee per annum15,000250

Meanwhile, each specific exam has its fees which are grouped into various levels as shown below.

EXAMINATION BOOKING FEES
 Ksh.US$
CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS (CAMS)
Level I3,00050
Level II2,50040
*Single paper    Level I1,00015
Level II1,20020
DIPLOMA EXAMINATIONS
ATD/DCM
Level I4,00065
Level II4,50075
Level III5,00085
Level I (Single Paper)1,20020
Level II (Single Paper)1,40025
Level III (Single Paper)1,60030
DICT
Level I4,60080
Level II4,50075
Level III5,60095
Level I: Theory(Single Paper)1,20020
Level II:  Theory (Single Paper)1,40025
Level III: Theory (Single Paper)1,60030
Level I:   Practical (Single Paper)2,00035
Level III: Practical (Single Paper)2,50040
PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATIONS
CPA/CS/CIFA/CCP
Part I:   Section 13,50060
              Section 23,50060
Total for Part I7,000120
Single paper1,75030
Part II:  Section 36,000100
               Section 46,000100
Total for Part II12,000200
Single paper3,00050
Part III: Section 59,000150
Section 69,000150
Total for Part III18,000300
Single paper4,50075
CICT
Part I:   Section 13,80065
Section 23,80065
Total for Part I7,600130
Single paper (Theory)1,75030
Single paper (Practical)2,50040
Part II:  Section 36,000100
Section 46,500110
Total for Part II12,500210
Single paper (Theory)3,00050
Single paper (Practical)3,60060
Part III: Section 59,000150
Section 69,000150
Total for Part III18,000300
Single paper (Theory)4,50075
ICT Project10,000170

KASNEB Fee Discounts

KASNEB offers a discount for students who pay their registration fees and/or examination booking fees for May examinations between 1 October and 31 December and for November examinations between 1 April and 30 June. These discounts are as follows

CategoryKenya ShillingsUS Dollar
Certificate3,00050
Diploma5,00085
Professional6,000100

Also, an early bird discount of Ksh. 300 (US$ 5) will be given for a section or level and Ksh. 100 (US$ 2) for a single paper as applicable.

KASNEB Exemptions

Another great service that KASNEB offers is the exemption from partaking in exams. An exemption is simply the permission to proceed to acquire certification and proceed with more advanced exams without necessarily doing a low-level certification.

During primary and secondary education, whenever a student wanted to transfer to a new school, they would require to seat for an examination of a lower class to be approved to join the intended class. Alternatively, if one would show documents showing excellence from the previous institution of learning, they would be offered the opportunity to proceed with the new class.

Likewise, KASNEB exemptions are not automatic. For an exemption to be granted in any one paper, the applicant must prove that he/she attempted and passed an equivalent paper whose content at least match that of the paper for which an exemption is sought.

In short, you must demonstrate sufficient coverage of course content in their respective qualifications for you to qualify for an exemption.

You are also required to apply for KASNEB Exemption through the online portal and attach the required documents specified in the form, including certified copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts.

A clear outline of all exemption cases is provided in the KASNEB Exemption Policy Document

Below are the KASNEB Exemption fees

 EXEMPTIONS
 Ksh.US$
DIPLOMA EXAMINATIONS
ATD/DCM  
Level I:  Per paper1,50025
Level II: Per paper1,70030
Level III: Per paper1,90035
PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATIONS
CPA/CS/CIFA/CCP
Part I per paper2,50040
Part II per paper3,50060
Part III per paper4,50075

Having covered all registration procedures and fees I guess the only next logical thing is to find out how to access information such as timetable and results. Well, all this information can be access easily from your phone through the KASNEB online portal.

When you log into your account, you can click on “Resources” and access the following information:

  • Examination Results
  • Examination Timetable
  • Exemption Letter
  • E-Learning
  • Syllabus

These resources are provided depending on the courses you are currently enrolled into.

How to deposit money into KASNEB Account

Meanwhile, if you want to recharge or deposit money into your KASNEB account here is the procedure.

  • Go to Mpesa Menu
  • Select Lipa Na Mpesa option.
  • Click on pay bill and enter KASNEB business number 832222.
  • Enter your mobile number (the one you registered with KASNEB) as the Account No.
  • Input amount.
  • Enter your MPesa PIN.
  • You will receive an alert that money has been credited to KASNEB student wallet.

To check your KASNEB Wallet balance, head over to Payments on the portal and click Wallet Balance, Input your KASNEB Wallet pin (sent to you on registration) and click and Get Balance.

KASNEB Contacts

In case you encounter any issue during the registration process and any time in future with your KASNEB account, use these contacts to reach KASNEB customer care services.

All the Best.

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