How to Apply for TSC Number Ahead of Teachers Mass Recruitment

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Nancy Macharia at a past event
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Nancy Macharia at a past event

President William Ruto on December 1, announced that the government will be recruiting 30,000 teachers starting on January, 2023.

According to a dispatch from State House, the mass recruitment was necessitated by acute shortage of teachers in the country and the need to implement the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

To qualify for recruitment by the Teachers Service Commission, one must have a TSC number. looks at the process to follow when applying for the TSC number.

A teacher with students in class in a photo shared in 2019
A teacher with students in class in a photo shared in 2019

How to apply for TSC number

TSC number can be applied through TSC website by clicking on teachersonline(dot)tsc(dot)go(dot)ke/Regintro(dot)aspx

The application portal will prompt you to upload scanned copies of the following documents:

Your national identity card and in case that is not available, your passport

A recent copy of police clearance certificate (good conduct)

A GP 69 medical letter - This is a medical examination form that is filled by a qualified medical officer. According to TSC guidelines, this medical letter must be filled in a public health facility.

Academic transcripts - The portal only accepts one entry in academic transcripts. Applicants must merge all academic certificates into one document before uploading on the portal.

A Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) pin certificate.

In case the names on your identity card differ with those on academic certificates, a sworn affidavit must be attached.


TSC charges a nonrefundable Ksh1060 for TSC number application.

For application of duplicate certificate, TSC charges nonrefundable Ksh2060.

For payment through bank: National Bank of Kenya Ltd, Harambee Avenue branch, Account Name: TSC-Secretariat, Account Number: 01001005707400.

For payment using mobile money:  PayBill Business Number 625625.

Bank deposit slip or mobile money payment evidence must be uploaded to the portal alongside the aforementioned document.

Application of  TSC number for foreigners

If you are not a Kenyan citizen, you must attach entry and work permits and a letter of clearance from Ministry of Education Vetting Committee together with the aforementioned mandatory documents.

A sample of TSC number certificate
A sample of TSC number certificate