A person seeking to be registered as a student for any of the diploma examinations must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following minimum qualifications:
(a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with an aggregate average of at least grade C- (C Minus), or equivalent.
(b) Any other KASNEB technician or diploma examination certificate.
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:
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(c) KASNEB technician, diploma or professional examination certificate.
(d) A degree from a recognised university. e) Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KASNEB.
REGISTRATION DATES, REGISTRATION RENEWAL AND EXAMINATION ENTRIES
(a) Applicants intending to take the May examination must be registered not later than 30 November of the previous year, while those intending to take the November examination must register as students not later than the preceding 31 May.
(a) The annual registration renewal fee shall become due on 1 July following the first eligible examination sitting and annually thereafter.
(b) Registration numbers for students who do not book for any examination within three years from the date of registration will have their numbers suspended. the suspended registration numbers will only be reactivated upon payment of a reactivation fee and the appropriate renewal.
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(c) Information on examination dates and examination is available on the KASNEB website: www.kasneb.or.ke and in the KASNEB Newsline.
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
(a) Exemptions will be granted for all common papers in the diploma and professional examinations.
(b) No exemptions will be granted to technician examination graduates beyond Part I of the professional examinations.
(c) 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 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 REVISED EXAMINATION SYLLABUSES
Transition arrangements to ensure a smooth roll over from the old syllabuses to the new ones addressed the following matters among others.
(a) Unexpired credit retentions as at 30 June 2015.
(b) Exemptions granted for papers in sections not sat as at 30 June 2015.
(c) Progression for candidates of examinations that were due to be phased out.
(d) Progression for candidates where levels, parts and sections had changed in terms of composition of papers.
(e) Progression for registered candidates who had not sat any examination as at 30 June 2015.
(f) Registration of candidates for examinations after 30 June 2015.
The detailed transition arrangements are available on the KASNEB website:www.kasneb.or.ke
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:
(a) 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.
(b) 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.