KASNEB Accreditation Requirements For Institutions in Kenya

KASNEB  which stands for Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board is a state corporation that was established on 24 July 1969 by the National Treasury to develop syllabuses, conduct of professional, diploma and technician examinations and certification of candidates in accountancy, finance, credit, governance, and management fields. As of  2018, there are 149 accredited KASNEB centers in Kenya which offer all the services. If you are interested in setting up your own center, there are requirements you must meet before being accredited.

Below are the KASNEB Accreditation Requirements For Institutions in Kenya as of 2018.

1. KASNEB Accreditation Fees 

a) TRAINING INSTITUTIONS OPERATING IN KENYA

 

 

Type of accreditation

 

 

Accreditation fee​​ ( Ksh)

 

Interim accreditation (eighteen months)

 

 

10,000

 

Full accreditation (five years)

 

 

40,000

 

Renewal of accreditation (five years)

 

 

30,000

 

Appeal lodgment fee

 

5,000

 

b) TRAINING INSTITUTIONS OPERATING OUTSIDE KENYA

 

 

Type of accreditation

 

 

Accreditation fee​​ (​​ USD)

 

Interim accreditation (eighteen months)

 

 

200

 

Full accreditation (five years)

 

 

600

 

Renewal of accreditation (five years)

 

 

450

 

Appeal lodgment fee

 

150

 

2. Institution Requirements 

In order to be accredited, a training institution must provide documented evidence to the effect that the institution:

(a) Is registered with the relevant Ministry or established by an Act of Parliament, and/or any other regulatory authorities as appropriate.
(b) Has an effective governance and administration structure designed to promote institutional integrity, autonomy and flexibility of operations.
(c) Has an adequate number of qualified and competent teaching and administrative staff to facilitate delivery of uninterrupted learning programmes to students.
(d) Has adequate and appropriate lecture halls/classrooms and staff common room(s).
(e) Has a library which is suitably and adequately stocked.
(f) Has adequate and appropriate technological resources, particularly where the institution trains in ICT courses examinable by KASNEB.
(g) Has other physical and sanitation facilities which are adequate and of appropriate quality.
(h) Has a sound financial base and demonstrated financial stability to support its programmes and services.
(i) Has put in place systems to safeguard finances and other monies collected on behalf of KASNEB.
(j) Has developed policies and procedures for the selection, appraisal, and development of the teaching and administrative staff and for assessment of students’ performance and progress.

(k) Has an internal quality assurance system aimed at ensuring continuous evaluation and improvement of institutional policies, processes, and procedures

(l) Trainers must hold relevant qualifications related to the subject and level/part of the KASNEB examination in which they are providing the training.

(m) Trainers must be able to dedicate at least 80-course hours per paper in each semester.

(n) At least twenty five percent of the trainers must be on a full-time basis.

The following steps shall be followed in the accreditation process.

1.  A registered training institution offering or intending to offer KASNEB courses shall apply to KASNEB either for full accreditation or interim accreditation.
Training institutions are strongly advised to assess their state of compliance with the accreditation standards before applying for either full or interim accreditation.

2. All training institutions wishing to apply for full accreditation shall complete Form ACF I.

3. All training institutions wishing to apply for interim accreditation shall complete Form ACF II.

4. Interim accreditation will be for a non-renewable period of eighteen months (equivalent to one and a half years) and is intended to provide a training institution with an opportunity to address any areas of non-compliance with the
accreditation standards before applying for full accreditation. A training institution that has been granted interim accreditation shall be required to apply for full accreditation at least sixty (60) days before the expiry of the interim certificate of accreditation.

5. Full accreditation will be for a period of five (5) years and will be renewable. Application for renewal of accreditation shall be made at least ninety (90) days before the expiry of the certificate of accreditation.

6.  Application for accreditation and other relevant forms are available at KASNEB Towers, various Huduma Centres in which KASNEB’s services are available, Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) branches or downloaded from the
KASNEB website: www.kasneb.or.ke.

7. The duly completed application form together with the relevant supporting documents and evidence of payment of the applicable fees shall be submitted to:
The Chief Executive Officer
KASNEB
P.O. Box 41362 – 00100
NAIROBI.

8. KASNEB shall acknowledge receipt of an application for accreditation from an institution within fourteen (14) days of receipt by KASNEB.

9.  Following receipt of the application form together with the relevant documents and fees, KASNEB shall arrange to visit the institution for purposes of authenticating the information provided.
days of the visitation.

10. An assessment of the institution shall then be undertaken within thirty (30) days of the visitation.

The assessment of an institution may result in either one of the following decisions as appropriate in each case:

(a) Grant of full accreditation
Full accreditation will be granted for a period of five (5) years. Renewal of accreditation for institutions whose full accreditation has expired will also be for a period of five (5) years. For an institution to be granted full accreditation, or for renewal of accreditation, the institution must be fully registered and substantially meet all the requirements under the accreditation standards.

(b) Grant of interim accreditation
Interim accreditation will be granted for a period of eighteen (18) months, which is equivalent to one and a half years.An institution that does not meet the requirements for full accreditation may be considered for interim accreditation, provided that the institution is registered (full or provisional) and meets most of the requirements under the accreditation standards. Any identified gaps should be able to be addressed in a period not exceeding eighteen (18) months. The certificate of accreditation and the interim certificate of accreditation shall remain the property of KASNEB at all times. The certificate shall be prominently displayed at the premises of the institution but must be returned to KASNEB within fourteen (14) days of its expiry or revocation.

(c) Denial of accreditation
Where an institution does not meet the conditions for either full accreditation, interim accreditation or deferment of accreditation, or is issued with a warning letter or a show cause order and does not conclusively address the issues raised within the specified time frame, then the institution may be denied accreditation. A denial of accreditation is subject to appeal. Anapplicant institution that has been denied accreditation will not be allowed to train students for courses examinable by KASNEB. However, where the institution has continued learning programmes for students pursuing KASNEB courses, it shall be allowed to continue providing tuition for the students until the scheduled end of the particular semester, after which it shall not be allowed to continue offering training for courses examinable by KASNEB. An institution that has been denied accreditation may reapply afresh for accreditation but after a period of not less than six (6) months since the date of notice for denial of accreditation, or the end of the last training semester for KASNEB courses, or the date of notice of loss of appeal, whichever is later.
Such an institution shall bear the full cost of the visitation and inspection by KASNEB. KASNEB may reject to consider any further application for accreditation from an institution that has been previously denied accreditation for two consecutive times.

KASNEB CONTACTS

KASNEB Towers, Off Hospital Road
P.O. Box 41362 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 020 2712640, 020 2712828
ISDN: 020 4923000
Mobile: 0722201214, 0734600624
Email: [email protected]