KASNEB: Contacts and Courses Offered by KASNEB in Kenya

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  • With the tough times and crowded job market, many Kenyans are opting for short courses and professional courses.

    A primary degree in any field is a prerequisite for various job positions, but the KASNEB short courses and professional courses, you will be able to remain competitive in your area of specialization.

    If you are business proffessional seeking to advance your career, you should consider registering with KASNEB to receive quality education, research and innovation empowerment, as well as world class examination and certification.

    What is KASNEB?

    The Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) is a professional examination body responsible for the development of syllabuses, conduction of professional, diploma and technician exams as well as certifying student’s accountancy, credit, finance, governance & management, Information technology and related disciplines.

    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 revoked 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.

    KASNEB Quality policy statement

    KASNEB is committed to providing globally competitive professionals through development of syllabuses, conduct of quality examinations, certification of candidates, promotion of its qualifications nationally and internationally and accreditation of relevant training institutions.

    KASNEB aims to continuously improve its Quality Management System by conforming to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System International Standard and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements in order to meet and exceed the expectations of its customers.

    KASNEB dedicates itself annually to review the quality policy and quality objectives.

    KASNEB core values and objectives

    Integrity

    1. Professionalism

    2. Customer focus

    3. To provide quality examinations.

    4. To increase customer satisfaction.

    5. To enhance institutional capacity.

    6. To enhance financial sustainability.

    7. Teamwork

    8. Innovativeness

    Courses offered by KASNEB

    The KASNEB courses examined at the institution are; Certified Public Accountants, Accounting Technician Diploma, ICT courses, Bachelor of Commerce, IMIS Courses, ICT courses, Bridging Certificate in Mathematics, and Business and Management Sciences.

    The KASNEB examined courses offered at the Management University of Africa are;

    Certified Information Communication Technologists; these are skilled and competent system developers, system administrators, and engineers, and ICT practitioners and consultants.

    Certified Securities and Investment Analysts for those who want to get the qualification for investment analysts and Certified Securities, consultants and portfolio management of retirement benefit scheme.

    Certified Credit Professionals for skilled and competent managers, consultants, and practitioners.

    Kasneb technician courses offered by the institution are:

    Investment and Securities Technicians: 

    Those who study the coursework as analysts in specialized fields of the administration

    Credit Management Technicians:

    This equips the workers with skills to work as technicians in financial enterprise and credit management

    Information Communication Technology Technicians:

    This provides the learners with the technical know-how and skills for system programming, system development, and administration and maintenance.

    Accounting Technicians Certificate:

    This equips with the learners with the skills to provide central support in taxation, accounting, and auditing.

    KASNEB diploma courses

    KASNEB Diploma & Professional Courses Certified Public Accountants (C.P.A.)

    Certified Credit Professionals (C.C.P)

    Certified Information Communication Technologists (C.I.C.T)

    Certified Investment Financial Analysts (C.I.F.A)

    Accounting Technicians Diploma (A.T.D)

    Certified Secretaries (C.S)

    Diploma Information Communication Technology (D.C.M)

    Diploma in Credit Management (D.C.M)

    Two schools provide diploma courses in KASNEB education structure

    1. School of Education

    Diploma in Social Work The course duration is four semesters.

    The requirements for the course are a minimum grade of C- in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education or any other certificate that is awarded by a recognized institution.

    2. School of Business and Management Sciences

    i. Diploma in Business Management

    The course duration is four semesters, and the requirements are a minimum grade of C-in K.C.S.E with a minimum grade of C- in Kiswahili or English and a D+ in either mathematics, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, or Business Studies, a division III O level qualification and any other awarded certificate that is recognized by the university.

    ii. Diploma in Human Resource Management

    The course duration is four semesters, and the requirements are; A K.C.S.E minimum grade of C- with at least C- in either English or Kiswahili Division III O level qualification Any other awarded certificate that is recognized by the university

    iii. Diploma in Project Planning and Management

    The course duration is four semesters The requirements to sit for the Diploma in Project Planning and Management is A minimum grade of C-in K.C.S.E with a minimum grade of C- in Kiswahili or English and a D+ in either mathematics, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, or Business Studies Division III O level qualification

    iv. Diploma in Credit Management

    KASNEB course structure

    Level I

    Commercial Law Information Communication Technology Entrepreneurship and Communication Fundamentals of Credit Management

    Level II

    Principles of Management Credit Management Law Governing Credit Practice Business Mathematics and Statistics

    Level III

    Foundations of Accounting Principles of Public Finance and Taxation Marketing and Customer Relations The practice of Credit Management

    This course prepares the learners to transition into the job market as skilled and competent workers who can work as credit controllers and middle-level credit management in non-financial and financial organizations.

    Requirements for KASNEB Diploma courses

    To apply for the Diploma examinations, you need to provide the following;

    1. Diploma Requirements for ATD, DICT, DIS & DCM

    2. One must have a mean grade of C- (minus) and above

    3. A copy of National Identification Card

    4. Birth Certificate or Passport

    5. A copy of K.C.S.E result slip or certificate

    6. 2 colored passport size photos

    7. KASNEB registration fee is Ksh 4,400

    KASNEB professional courses

    1. KASNEB procurement courses

    The Certified Procurement and Supply Professional of Kenya (CPSP-K) examinations are designed to equip the students with practical skills, knowledge, and attitude which will allow them to efficiently perform their duties as consultants, suppliers, buyers, supervisors, and chain managers for organizations.

    The modules of Finance leadership, costing and budgeting, and Governance and Project Management makes the course have a comprehensive approach.

    The programme has four parts which have benchmarked to the internal curriculum and practice standards.

    The professional course in Supply Chain Management divides into four categories;

    1. Certified Procurement and Supply Professional PART I

    2. Certified Procurement and Supply Professional PART II

    3. Certified Procurement and Supply Professional PART III

    4. Certified Procurement and Supply Professional PART IV

    As indicated above, the course focuses on the application of procurement and supply principals and solving the Supply chain challenges in a dynamic environment.

    At the end of the course, the learners will understand the importance of procurement and supply in organizations and execute acquisition in organizations, establish procurement and supply audit framework, efficiently mitigate emerging issues in the Supply Chain Management, and efficiently manage the procurement and supply finance risks and documentation.

    The learners will also appreciate the role of the law in Supply Chain Management and apply the same in making significant and crucial decisions in the Supply Chain.

    The learners will also acquire important management skill thus be in a position to manage procurement projects and apply research methodology principles, theory, processes, and models in organizational problem-solving practice as Supply Chain consultants or specialists.

    Course Structure

    Certified Procurement and Supply

    PROFESSIONAL PART I

    Finance for Procurement Procurement

    Planning

    Procurement of Goods, Services, and Works

    Organizational Environment

    Contract Law and Negotiation

    Supply Chain Management Information System

    Certified Procurement and Supply

    PROFESSIONAL PART II

    Quantitative Techniques

    Acquisition of Consultancy Services

    Supply Chain Management for SMEs

    Procurement Audit and Risk Management

    Category Management

    Certified Procurement and Supply

    PROFESSIONAL PART III

    PL 3.02 International Procurement

    PL 3.04 Research in Procurement

    PL 3.01 Sustainable Procurement

    PL 3.05 Operation Management

    PL 3.03 Logistics and Inventory Management

    Certified Procurement and Supply

    PROFESSIONAL PART IV

     PL 4.04 Project Management

     PL 4.06 Research Project in Procurement and Supply

    The exams are conducted twice a year from May to June and From November to December.

    The registered students who wish to take the examinations are expected to submit entry forms that have been duly filled and pay the full examination fees before the specified dates.

    Late entries are accepted up to one month after the closing date for the standard entries with payment fee for the new-entry which is 50% of the usual examination entry fee.

    The exam dates and list of the examination centers are all issued with the exam entry forms.

    All relevant information on the examination dates and centers is available on the KASNEB and KISM website.

    2. KASNEB accounting courses

    KASNEB School of Accountancy is the highest professional accountancy course in Kenya for students who would like to pursue a career as accountants, tax experts, finance managers, financial consultants, credit managers, or auditors.

    KASNEB also offers the CPA course that serves as a backbone qualification for those who intend to study Bachelors and Master’s Degree programmes in both local and international universities.

    The accounting courses offered by KASNEB are;

    A). Accounting Technician Diploma

    The course duration is 15 months, and the required entry level is a minimum grade of C- in K.C.S.E

    The registered students who would like to take the examination.

    The fee is KSh 11,000 for each level.

    Course Structure

    ATD 1

    Introduction to Commercial Law

    Introduction to Financial Accounting

    Information Communication Technology

    Entrepreneurship and Communication

    ATD 2

    Principles of Management

    Fundamentals of Finance

    Financial Accounting

    Business Mathematics and Statistics

    ATD 3

    Auditing

    Principles of Economics

    Principles of Public Finance and Taxation

    Fundamentals of Management Accounting

    The examinations for the course are administered twice a year, in June and December.

    For the June examinations, the registration deadline is 30th November, and for the December examinations, the registration deadline is 30th May.

    The deadline for the exam payment is 15th August of the exam year.

    B). Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

    According to KASNEB, the course is six months for each section, and the entry requirement is a minimum of C+

    CPA PART 1

    Section 1

    Commercial Law

    Financial Accounting

    Entrepreneurship and Communication

    Section 2

    Management Accounting

    Economics

    Public Finance and Taxation

    The fee is KSh 12,000 per semester or KSh 2,500 per month

    CPA PART 2

    Section 3

    Company Law

    Financial Reporting

    Financial Management

    Section 4

    Management Information

    Systems Auditing and Assurance

    Quantitative Analysis

    The fee for both Section 3 and 4 is KSh 13,000 per semester or KSh 2500 per month

    CPA PART 3

    Section 5

    Advanced Financial Management

    Strategy, Governance, and Ethics

    Advanced Management Accounting

    Section 6

    Advanced Financial Reporting

    Advanced Public Finance and Taxation

    Advanced Auditing and Assurance

    The examinations are offered twice a year; in June and December.

    The registration deadline for the June exams is 15th February, and the deadline for the December exams is 30th May.

    The deadline for exam payment is 15th August each year.

    3. KASNEB short course

    The KASNEB short courses are the certificate courses.

    Certificate in Financial/Accounting Management

    The course duration is one year, and the main subject of study in Accounting Management.

    The minimum requirements for the course is a K.C.S.E average mean grade of C- with a minimum of a C- in mathematics.

    Certified Credit Professionals

    The course duration is one year, and the main subject of study is CCP.

    The requirements for the course are; K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C+ in Mathematics and English.

    Certified Information Communication Technologist (CICT) Course Structure

    This is a summary of the complete course structure KASNEB gives students interested in undertaking this diploma.

    PART I

    SECTION 1

    Introduction to Computing

    Entrepreneurship and Communication

    Computer Applications – Practical

    SECTION 2

    Principles of Accounting

    Operating Systems – Practical

    Computer Support and Maintenance

    PART II

    SECTION 3

    Structured Programming

    Database Systems

    System Analysis and Design

    SECTION 4

    Object-Oriented Programming

    Data Communication and Computer Networks (Practical)

    Web design and e-Commerce

    PART III

    SECTION 5

    Software Engineering

    Systems Security

    Research Methods

    Certificate in Computer Forensics

    The course duration is 1-month full time and six months part-time.

    Institutions offering KASNEB courses

    Some Universities, colleges, and institutions have been accredited to offer training in KASNEB course in the country.

    Accreditation is the validation process through which the training institutions are evaluated to see that they meet the set standards to offer high-quality education to the learners.

    The process is usually voluntary. Therefore, institutions that wish to provide the KASNEB courses are free to go for the validation if they want to.

    These are the Colleges offering KASNEB courses that have been accredited by the institution so if you want to join a school for tuition to take the KASNEB exams, you might want to check with this list.

    Below is a list of all the institutions in the country that have been accredited to offer various KASNEB professional courses are;

    1. Adept College of Professional Studies – Nakuru

    2. Adex School of Business Studies – Kakamega

    3. Blaise Institute of Business Studies – Nairobi

    4. Chuka Institute of Business Studies – Chuka

    5. DIMA College – Nairobi

     6. Ekerubo Gietai Technical Training Institute – Nyamira

    7. Eldo-Mwangaza Institute of Accountancy and Commercial Studies – Eldoret

    8. Embu University College – Embu

    9. Institute of Community Development/Centre for Accountancy and Business Management – Nairobi

    10. Kenya School of Government – Baringo

    11. Kenya Technical Trainers College – Nairobi

    12. Kilifi Institute of Business Studies – Kilifi

    13. Regional Institute of Professionals and Technologists – Mombasa

    14. Riccatti Business College of East Africa – Wote

    15. Royalnet Training Institute – Kitale (not registered)

    16. South Western Teachers College – Kericho

    17. Sterling College – Kitengela

    18. Transom Institute of East Africa – Ongata Rongai

    19. University of Kigali – Rwanda

    20. VLAN College of Business and Technology – Nairobi

    21. YMCA – Meru

    22. King’s Medical College – Nyeri

    23. Lake Naivasha Institute – Naivasha

    24. Malava College of Computers Studies – Malava

    19. Masinde Muliro University of Science and

    25. Technology, Nairobi Campus – Nairobi

    26. Miramar International College – Nairobi

    27. Multimedia University of Kenya – Nairobi

    28. Nairobi Institute of Business Studies – Ongata Rongai Campus

    29. Nyeri National Polytechnic – Nyeri

    30. Nyeri South Institute of Professional Studies – Othaya

    31. Participatory Development Centre – South Sudan

    32. Kenya School of Government – Baringo

    33. Kenya Technical Trainers College – Nairobi

    34. Kilifi Institute of Business Studies – Kilifi

    35. King’s Medical College – Nyeri

    36. Lake Naivasha Institute – Naivasha

    37. Malava College of Computers Studies – Malava

    38. The Management University of Africa – Nairobi

    39. Marist International University College – Karen

    40. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Main Campus – Kakamega

     41. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Nairobi Campus – Nairobi

    42. Miramar International College – Nairobi

    43. Multimedia University of Kenya – Nairobi

     44. Nairobi Institute of Business Studies – Ongata Rongai Campus

     45. Nyeri National Polytechnic – Nyeri

    46. Nyeri South Institute of Professional Studies – Othaya

    Some of the courses institutions which are awaiting assessment are;

    1. University of Kigali – Rwanda

    2. Miramar International College – Nairobi

     3. Nyeri National Polytechnic – Nyeri

    4. Participatory Development Centre – South Sudan

    5. Sterling College – Kitengela

    6. Transom Institute of East Africa – Ongata Rongai

    7. YMCA – Meru

    8. Transom Institute of East Africa – Ongata Rongai

    9. Miramar International College – Nairobi

    10. Multimedia University of Kenya – Nairobi

    11. Nairobi Institute of Business Studies – Ongata Rongai Campus

    12. Participatory Development Centre – South Sudan

    13. Regional Institute of Professionals and Technologists – Mombasa

    14. Sterling College – Kitengela

    15. Riccatti Business College of East Africa – Wote

    16. Royalnet Training Institute – Kitale (not registered)

    17. South Western Teachers College – Kericho

    18. VLAN College of Business and Technology – Nairobi

    KASNEB contacts, phone number and locations 

    KASNEB head office

    The head office for KASNEB Kenya which serves as the headquarters of the body is located in Nairobi.

    Their offices are found in KASNEB Towers that is off the Hospital Road.

    It is located in close proximity with the Kenyatta National Hospital and next to Real Insurance.

    KASNEB office contacts and location of the headquarters are provided below.

    Postal Address: P.O. Box 41362 00100 Nairobi Kenya

    Telephone Numbers: Tel: 020 2712640, 020 2712828 ISDN: 020 4923000

    Email: Info@KASNEB.or.ke

    From the city center, you can get to KASNEB office by boarding bus number 7c in Kencom stage or use the KASNEB contacts in Nairobi region to ask for directions.

    KASNEB huduma centers

    Apart from the head office at KASNEB Towers, the body offers services from various Huduma Centers all over the country.

    At the centers, there is a dedicated desk that deals with KASNEB

    Open from 8:00 am to 5;00 pm.

    The KASNEB phone contacts in these centers belong to the representatives sent from the head office.

    The huduma KASNEB centers include:

    Kibera, Nairobi

    This KASNEB Huduma center is also located in the capital city.

    Its services target residents of Kibera and surrounding areas.

    Mobile contacts: 0701698149 / 0737018536

    Email address: awandeto@KASNEB.or.ke

    Makadara

    The Makadara Huduma Center is also found within Nairobi city.

    This is due to the high population of East and Central Africa’s biggest city that keeps growing.

    To avoid huge queues and delayed workloads, the city has more than one huduma Center.

    Contacts for Makadara Huduma Center are outlined below:

    Mobile Numbers: 0701713039 / 0737618421

    Email address: mgwaye@KASNEB.or.ke

    Meru

    Meru is one of the places in Kenya that is far from Nairobi.

    The introduction of KASNEB services at the region saved a lot of time and money that would have otherwise been used for travelling to Nairobi to access similar services.

    The Meru KASNEB contacts include:

    Mobile numbers: 0701699017 / 0737422739

    Email address: cndwiga@KASNEB.or.ke

    Kisumu

    The lakeside city of Kisumu can access KASNEB services at the Huduma Center in the town.

    The center serves surrounding towns within the region. Contacts for the Kisumu center are as follows:

    Mobile numbers: 0701699026 / 0737492586

    Email address: cokomo@KASNEB.or.ke

    Nyeri

    People from central province no longer have to travel to Nairobi to access KASNEB services.

    Nyeri is one of the centers that serve individuals in the central province and its surrounding.

    Nyeri center contacts are provided below;

    Mobile numbers: 0701698213 / 0737256315

    Email address: akimani@KASNEB.or.ke

    Nairobi

    Residents of Nairobi have benefited from the introduction of another center in the city through the Huduma center office.

    This one is located within the central business district and is open beyond the 5:00 pm when other offices close.

    Services here are swift and suitable for those individuals who are in a hurry.

    The GPO center contacts are as follows:

    Mobile contacts: 0701699013 / 0737315992

    Email address: cmakutwa@KASNEB.or.ke

    Mombasa

    Mombasa is yet another city where KASNEB services have been brought close to the inhabitants through the Huduma Centers initiative.

    The center offers services to people from the entire coast region.

    For those wishing to get in touch with the center their contacts are below.

    Mobile numbers: 0701699078 / 0737516847

    Email address: ewere@KASNEB.or.ke

    Kisii

    The Kisii Huduma center joins Kisumu as one of the few in the Nyanza region of Kenya.

    The center serves people from Kisii, Nyamira and others from as far as Migori County.

    To get in touch with the center one can use one of the contacts below:

    Mobile numbers: 0701711465 / 0737543023

    Email address: emasese@KASNEB.or.ke

    Eldoret

    Given its status as the home of champions in Kenya, Eldoret town crown the list of towns with Huduma Centers.

    The center is meant to offer KASNEB services to residents of Rift Valley.

    The contacts for Eldoret center include:

    Mobile numbers: 0701713366 / 0737831524

    Email address: trotich@KASNEB.or.ke