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How To Register As A Contractor/Renew License Via NCA Portal

by Von Umpiantu

The National Construction Authority (NCA) is the overall body mandated to regulate, streamline and build capacity in the construction industry for sustainable socio-economic development.

Therefore in order to qualify to be a contractor in Kenya, one needs to apply for a license through the NCA. Below, we look at the steps needed to obtain the license and also renew it.

1. New applicant registration process
1.Visit the website www.nca.go.ke
2. Click on ‘Contractors’ tab, followed by the ‘Register to be a contractor’ tab which will lead you to the registration portal.
3. Click on ‘Register’ and fill in the required fields then log into your account via your national ID/Passport number and Password.
4. Click on the ‘New Application’ tab followed by ‘New Contractor registration’ and submit the required documentation below.

-Academic documents and testimonials for the technically qualified directors,
-Certified copy of business license,
-KRA tax compliance certificate,
-Contractors association membership certificate,
-Certificate of registration/Certification of Incorporation,
-Certificate from ERC if applying as an electrical engineer,
-3 years audited accounts and other relevant financial information,
-Certified copies proving asset ownership and CR12

5. After submission of the renewal application, you will receive an SMS notifying you of an invoice sent to your email address detailing the amount paid as well as the payment mode i.e Mpesa or bank transaction.

In your account, you will be required to key in the bank slip transaction number or the Mpesa transaction number after payment.

2.License renewal process.
1.Visit the website www.nca.go.ke
2. Click on ‘Contractors’ tab, then click on ‘Renewal of practising license’. This will direct you to the registration portal.
3. Click on ‘Register’ and fill in the required input fields. Log into your account with the national ID/Passport number and Password used during the registration process.
4. Click on the ‘Renewals’ tab followed by ‘Renewal of practising license’. Enter your registration number and click on ‘Load Licenses’. Click on ‘Proceed’ and attach the below documents.

-CR12,
-Certificate of registration/Certification of Incorporation
-Certificate from ERC if applying as an electrical engineer
-Certified copy of business license
-Certified copies proving asset ownership
-Contractors association membership certificate
-Academic documents and testimonials for the technically qualified directors
-Tax compliance certificate from KRA and Audited accounts spanning 3 years and other relevant financial information.

5. After submission of the renewal application, you will receive an SMS notifying you of an invoice sent to your email address detailing the amount paid as well as the payment mode i.e Mpesa or bank transaction.

In your account, you will be required to key in the bank slip transaction number or the Mpesa transaction number after payment.

6. The NCA certificate and annual practising license will be auto-generated in your online portal.

Categories of Registration according to contractor capability

 

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Category

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Value Limit in Ksh

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1. Contractors (Buildings)

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NCA1

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Unlimited

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NCA2

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Up to 500,000,000

​​ 

NCA3

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Up to 300,000,000

​​ 

NCA4

​​ 

Up to 200,000,000

​​ 

NCA5

​​ 

Up to 100,000,000

​​ 

NCA6

​​ 

Up to 50,000,000

​​ 

NCA7

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Up to 20,000,000

​​ 

NCA8

​​ 

Up to 10,000,000

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2. Specialist Contractors

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NCA1

​​ 

Unlimited

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NCA2

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Up to 250,000,000

​​ 

NCA3

​​ 

Up to 150,000,000

​​ 

NCA4

​​ 

Up to 100,000,000

​​ 

NCA5

​​ 

Up to 50,000,000

​​ 

NCA6

​​ 

Up to 20,000,000

​​ 

NCA7

​​ 

Up to 10,000,000

​​ 

NCA8

​​ 

Up to 5,000,000

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3. Roads and other Civil Works

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NCA1

​​ 

​​ 

Unlimited

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NCA2

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Up to 750,000,000

​​ 

NCA3

​​ 

Up to 500,000,000

​​ 

NCA4

​​ 

Up to 300,000,000

​​ 

NCA5

​​ 

Up to 200,000,000

​​ 

NCA6

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Up to 100,000,000

​​ 

NCA7

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Up to 50,000,000

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NCA8

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Up to 20,000,000

 

NCA Contractor Charges / Fees 

 

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Type Of Application

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Kenyan Contractors

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Foreign Contractors

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New Application

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Ksh 5,000

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$500

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Up-grading class of Contractors

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Ksh 5,000

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$500

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Appeals

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Ksh 5,000

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$500

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Replacement of lost Certificates

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Ksh 5,000

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$500

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Registration

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NCA1

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Ksh 100,000

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$2500

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NCA2

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Ksh 75,000

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-

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NCA3

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Ksh 50,000

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-

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NCA4

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Ksh 25,000

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-

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NCA5

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Ksh 20,000

​​ 

-

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NCA6

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Ksh 15,000

​​ 

-

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NCA7

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Ksh 10,000

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-

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NCA8

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Ksh 5,000

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-

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Annual Renewal Fees

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NCA1

​​ 

Ksh 30,000

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$1500

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NCA2

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Ksh 25,000

​​ 

-

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NCA3

​​ 

Ksh 20,000

​​ 

-

​​ 

NCA4

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Ksh 15,000

​​ 

-

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NCA5

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Ksh 12,000

​​ 

-

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NCA6

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Ksh 10,000

​​ 

-

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NCA7

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Ksh 5,000

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-

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NCA8

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Ksh 2,500

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-

 

National Construction Authority (NCA) Contacts

1.Headquarters
Location: 9th Floor, KCB Towers
Kenya Road, Upper Hill Area, Nairobi
 Phone: +254 709 126 102/172/173
2.Nairobi Regional Office
Location: 1st Floor, Hill Plaza
Off Ngong Road, Community Area
Phone: +254 701 913 723
3.Upper Eastern Region
Location: Former Ministry of Public Works Offices
Off Isiolo-Marsabit Road
Phone: +254 717 866 955
Email: uppere[email protected]
4.Central Eastern Region
Location: Public Works Yard, Majimbo Area Embu-Kiritiri Road
Phone: +254 790 849 967
5.Central Nyanza Region
Location: Former Ministry of Public Works Offices
Airport Road, Kisumu,
Phone: +254 704 737 878
6.Central Rift Region
Location: Former Ministry of Public Works OfficesPrison Road, Nakuru
Phone:  +254 708 768 457
7.North Rift Regional Office
Location: Former Ministry of Public Works Offices
Oloo Street, Eldoret
Phone: +254 775 502 503
8.Coast Regional Office
Location: Former Ministry of Public Works County Offices
Shimanzi Road, Makande Area, off Mahindi Street
 Phone: +254 707 351 398
9.Lower Eastern Regional Office
Location: Former Ministry of Public Works Offices
Kitui-Nairobi Road
 Phone: +254 712 267 704
10.Kajiado Regional Office
Location: State Department of Housing Offices
Off Namanga Road, Kajiado Town
 Phone: +254 716 673 726
11.Kiambu Regional Office
Location: Treasury Building
Off Kiambu Road, Kiambu
Phone:  +254 704 410 497
12.Nyanza South Region
Location: County Public Works Yard
Kisii-Kericho Road
Phone: +254 729 931 866
13.Mt. Kenya Regional Office
Location: Former Ministry of Public Works County Offices
Chania Road, Nyeri,
 Phone: +254 703 749 742
Email: [email protected]​e​
14.North Eastern Regional Office
Location: Former Ministry of Public Works Offices
Off Kismayu Road, Garissa
Phone: +254 707 999 455
15.Western Regional Office
Location: Ministry of Roads Provincial Headquarters
Off Kisumu-Kakamega Road, Kakamega,
Phone: +254 720 342 594

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