KNEC: How to Certify KCSE/KCPE Exam Results Certificate

  • You might have lost your KCSE or KCPE certificate, that vital document that proves to the world that you are a learned fellow, and perhaps you do not know how to get a replacement, then this is the place to be.

    With the advancement in technology, you do not have to stress out yourself travelling to KNEC’s headquarters in Nairobi or to the one within your locality.

    Through KNEC official website you can easily access all the information you need at the click of a button.

    Likewise, through KNEC portal you are also able to find important information that you need concerning this body.

    We have pieced together all the necessary information you need to know about KNEC and how to get to them.

    Note: KNEC does not do replacement but you may apply for a certification letter. 

    KNEC deputy secretary in charge of field administration Mohamud Ibrahim announced in 2017, that the council had stopped the replacement of lost, defaced and burnt certificates.

    According to Mohamud, the move was meant to stop fake certificates. 

    Mr Ibrahim revealed that anyone requiring any replacement would instead be given a notification sheet indicating that he or she sat for the examination in question.

    What is KNEC?

    Kenya National Examination Council abbreviated as KNEC is the national examination body tasked with the responsibility of overseeing examinations in Kenya.

    The Kenya National Examinations Council is an institution established in 1980 and tasked with the responsibility of conducting education at the primary and secondary level in Kenya.

    This institution acts on behalf of the government when it comes to the administration of examinations and policies at the primary, secondary, and tertiary level, expect the universities.

    In addition to this role, this institution is also tasked with the responsibility of issuing certificates to all the qualified candidates in the country.

    Need for KCPE/KCSE Certificate

    The certificates are proof that one has acquired primary or secondary education in Kenya.

    The certificates are used when applying for admission to higher levels of education eg. tertiary levels (colleges and universities)

    The certificates are also required when applying for employment.

    Cost of Exam results certification in Kenya

    The fees required for issuance of examinations results certification is Ksh 5,220 inclusive of VAT per examination results certification.

    The fees should be paid at the KNEC collection accounts in the following banks:

    Equity Bank

    National Bank of Kenya

    Co-operative Bank of Kenya

    Kenya Commercial Bank

    NOTE: KNEC bank deposit slips are available in these banks. General bank deposit slips are not acceptable

    Personal information required to be filled for Exam Certification In Kenya

    Name of the applicant

    Address and contact information

    School or Examination Center

    Full index Number

    Name of the Examination KCPE/KCSE,KCE,CPE

    Year of examination

    National ID

    Applicant signature

    Proof of payment

    How to apply for exam certificate certification 

    The following are the procedures of applying for exam certificate certification: 

    The application can only be done in person

    Applicants are required to fill the KNEC Certification Application Form when requesting for certificate replacement.

    The form can be obtained from the KNEC Archives and Records Offices or downloaded from KNEC website.

    2. Carefully fill in the details required and attach the relevant documents to accompany the form.

    Requirement of KCPE, KCSE exam certificate certification in Kenya

    The applicant will be required to submit one color passport size photograph.

    Applicants are advised NOT to make any payment before their documents are verified by KNEC.

    The examination results certification letter once issued is NOT replaceable.

    KNEC does NOT accept Cheques/Money orders/Postal orders.

    Processing of the examination results certification takes sixty (60) working days.

    For Post School Examinations (Business, Technical & Teacher) all the copies of result slips for all the modules/Parts for modular courses sat MUST be attached.

    One MUST prove that their certificates are lost/destroyed before applying for an examinations results certification.

    Examination results certification should be collected in person by the owner upon presentation of the original National Identity Card/Passport. Minors should be accompanied by one of the parents /official guardians with their original National Identity Card and original birth certificate of the minor.

    Examination results certification that will NOT have been collected within TWO (2) years from the date of application will be disposed of without further communication and NO refund shall be given.

    Incomplete application forms will be declined.

    Applicants who do NOT meet the requirements for issuance of examination results certification but have paid shall be refunded the money upon presentation of all original bank slips. The bank slips must be presented within twelve (12) months from date of deposit.

    Bank slips presented after the twelve (12) months from the date of banking will NOT BE ACCEPTED and there will be NO REFUND

    The Names on the National ID/Passport/Birth certificate MUST match with those used during the examination. Applicants who have changed their names legally MUST attach the legal documents used to change the name. E.g. marriage certificate for women or a copy of Kenya gazette in which the changed name appears. (Original) NOTE: Sworn Affidavits are NOT acceptable

    A Confirmation from the registrar of persons on the identity of the applicant MUST be obtained and submitted to KNEC at the point of application (Original)

    Applications with differing examination details will be declined

    Official documents required for exam certification by KNEC

    Copy of certificate(s) or Result slip(s). Result slips are applicable for all examinations except CPE & KCPE up to year 2012: (KCPE result slips from year 2013 printed from the KNEC website/system are acceptable) (mandatory).

    Letter of recommendation addressed to CEO, KNEC from the head teacher of school attended or from CDE/SCDE for private candidates and for candidates whose schools have closed down/changed status. (Original) [mandatory)

    Sworn legal affidavit on certificate loss; (Original) (mandatory)

    Letter of recommendation addressed to KNEC from employer where applicable; (Original)

    Police Abstract indicating loss of certificate (s); (Original) (Mandatory)

    A confirmation from the Registrar of persons on the identity of the applicant; (Original) (Mandatory)

    Copy of National ID/Passport or Birth certificate for those under 18 years. (The birth certificate to be accompanied by copy National Identity card for at least one of the parent) (Mandatory)

    KNEC Bank Deposit slips: Submit the original computer generated bank slips together with the handwritten copy. (Original)

    One color passport size photograph.

      KNEC Office Locations & Contacts

      Kenya National Examination Council

      Should be addressed to,

      Council Secretary / Chief Executive Officer

      P.O. Box: 73598 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.

      KNEC Head Office- Nairobi

      National Housing Corporation (NHC) House,

      Aga Khan Walk


      P.O. Box: 73598- 00200,



      Tel: +254 020 3317412 / 3317413 / 3317419 / 3317427 / 3341027 /3341050 / 3341071 / 3341098 / 3341113 / 2213381

      Mobile: 0720741001/0732333860

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      Email contact:

      Website: Website

      National Bank Building

      Harambee Avenue

      Tel: +254 - 020 246919 / 020-247204

      Ex-telecoms House, 3rd floor

      Haile Selassie Avenue,

      Tel: +254 -020 2211545/6/7

      Mitihani House

      Dennis Pritt Road, Kilimani

      Tel:+254 - 020 2713874 / 020-2713894 / 020-2713845; 020-2715980 / 020-2711536

      Industrial Area Offices,

      Ministry of Public Works, Supplies Branch,

      Likoni Road.

      Tel:+254 - 020 650821 / 020-650822

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