A Detailed Outline of KASNEB Courses To Choose From and Their Durations

KASNEB, the acronym for Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board is the country’s professional examination body charged with the responsibility of offering interested candidates professional, technician, and diploma qualifications in diverse fields. The courses covered by KASNEB include accountancy, credit, finance, information technology, governance, and management, in addition to other related disciplines.

KASNED is not restricted to Kenya only as its examinations are also administered in other regions like Central Africa and other parts of East Africa. The examination body has also gone global as their impact is now felt outside the shores of Africa. Here are all the approved KASNEB courses and their study durations, fees payable for the exams, the exam dates as well as the career opportunities open to those who have finished their KASNEB courses.

Courses Offered by the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board

KASNEB courses students can enroll for at the institution include;

• Certified Public Accounting,
• ICT courses,
• Accounting Technician Diploma,
• Bachelor of Commerce,
• Bridging Certificate in Mathematics,
• IMIS Courses
• Business and Management Sciences.

There are a good number of KASNEB courses obtainable at the Management University of Africa which churns out professionals in diverse fields, including;

  • Certified Information Communication Technologists – Those who have completed their courses function as skilled and competent system developers, administrators, and engineers. They are also competent as ICT consultants and practitioners
  • Certified Securities and Investment Analysts – This is for candidates who wish to obtain qualifications as investment analysts and Certified Securities, including consultants and portfolio management of their country’s retirement benefits scheme.
  • Certified Credit Professionals – This is reserved for experienced and proficient managers, practitioners, and consultants.

The Institution offers KASNEB technician courses such as:

  • Investment and Securities Technicians – Candidates who took the course are employed in specialized fields or areas of the administration working as analysts.
  • Credit Management Technicians – Here, the candidates are equipped with the needed skills to work in credit management and financial enterprise in different capacities as technicians
  • Information Communication Technology Technicians – Learners here are equipped with the technical skills and expertise to excel in fields such as system development, system programming, and administration cum maintenance.
  • Accounting Technicians Certificate: Here, the learners are armed with the necessary skills to provide central support in diverse areas like taxation, auditing, and accounting.

A Detailed Outline of KASNEB Courses To Choose From and Their Durations

1. KASNEB Diploma Courses

KASNEB offers a good number of courses under the diploma level. It is now left for interested candidates to make their choices according to the qualification requirements

• KASNEB Diploma & Professional Courses
• Certified Public Accountants (C.P.A.)
• Certified Credit Professionals (C.C.P)
• Certified Information Communication Technologists (C.I.C.T)
• Certified Investment Financial Analysts (C.I.F.A)
• Accounting Technicians Diploma (A.T.D)
• Certified Secretaries (C.S)
• Diploma Information Communication Technology (D.C.M)
• Diploma in Credit Management (D.C.M)

Two schools are charged with the responsibility of providing diploma courses in the KASNEB education structure. They include the following;

1.1. School of Education

1.1.1. Diploma in Social Work

The approved duration for this course is four semesters and candidates must have Kenya Certificate of Primary Education with a minimum grade of C-. Any other certificate from recognized institutions can also suffice

1.2. School of Business and Management Sciences

1.2.1. Diploma in Business Management

The course duration is four semesters, and candidates must have the following minimum requirements – their K.C.S.E with a minimum grade of C-. The results must show a minimum grade of C- in either Kiswahili or English, including a D+ in either mathematics, Commerce, Accounting, Business Studies, or Economics. Also, a division III O level qualification can suffice; the same goes for and any other certificate recognized by the university.

1.2.2. Diploma in Human Resource Management

The duration for this course is four semesters and candidates must have the following requirements;

• A minimum grade of C- in A K.C.S.E with at least C- in either Kiswahili or English
• Division III O level qualification
• Any other certificate recognized by the university.

1.2.3. Diploma in Project Planning and Management

Duration for the course is pegged at four semesters and the following requirements must be provided for an applicant to be considered qualified

  • K.C.S.E showing a minimum grade of C-. Also, candidates must make a minimum grade of C- in English or Kiswahili, including a D+ in either mathematics, Commerce, Accounting, Business Studies, or Economics
  • Division III O level qualification

1.2.4. Diploma in Credit Management

The KASNEB diploma in credit management course is broken down into different course structures.

Level I

• Commercial Law
• Information Communication Technology
• Entrepreneurship and Communication
• Fundamentals of Credit Management

Level II

• Principles of Management
• Credit Management
• Law Governing Credit Practice
• Business Mathematics and Statistics

Level III

• Foundations of Accounting
• Principles of Public Finance and Taxation
• Marketing and Customer Relations
• The practice of Credit Management

Upon the completion of this course, enrollees will be well equipped for their transformation into the labor market as competent and skilled workers employable in financial and non-financial organizations. These people can efficiently work as middle-level credit management staff and credit controllers.

The following requirements must be provided by candidates who wish to submit applications for the Diploma exams (Diploma Requirements for ATD, DIS, DICT, & DCM)

• A mean grade of C- and above
• A copy of National Id Card, their Birth Certificate, or Passport
• A copy of the candidates K.C.S.E result slip/certificate
• 2 colored passport photographs
• KASNEB registration fee which amounts to the total sum of KES 4,400

A Detailed Outline of KASNEB Courses To Choose From and Their Durations

2. KASNEB Professional Courses

KASNEB professional courses include the procurement, the accounting courses, and the KASNEB short courses; these are well explained below;

2.1. KASNEB Procurement Courses

The CPSP-K (Certified Procurement and Supply Professional of Kenya) examinations is structured to equip its candidates with knowledge, practical skills, and the right attitude to work in diverse organizations as suppliers, consultants, supervisors, buyers, and chain managers

The sections of Finance leadership, Governance and Project Management, and costing and budgeting give the course a comprehensive approach. The program comes in four parts benchmarked to the internal curriculum cum practice standards.
The professional course in the program’s Supply Chain Management comes in four categories;

• Certified Procurement and Supply Professional PART I
• Certified Procurement and Supply Professional PART II
• Certified Procurement and Supply Professional PART III
• Certified Procurement and Supply Professional PART IV

Going by the above indications, the course’s main focus is the application of procurement/supply principles as well as solving the challenges presented by the Supply chain in a dynamic environment. Upon graduation, learners will be able to appreciate the significance of procurement and supply in different organizations. They will be better equipped to execute acquisition, establish procurement, supply audit framework, and competently alleviate budding issues in their organization’s Supply Chain Management.

Also, they can effectively administer procurement and supply finance documentation, including its accompanying risks. Enrollees will also understand the role the law plays in Supply Chain Management and be better equipped to apply the same in decision making when it comes to significant and crucial issues in the Supply Chain.

In addition, the enrollees will acquire essential management skills which will give them the status of Supply Chain specialists and consultants. Armed with these qualifications, they will be capable of managing procurement projects, applying research methodology principles, processes, theories, and models in problem-solving practice in various organizations. Below is the course structure

2.1.1. Certified Procurement And Supply

Professional Part one

• Finance for Procurement
• Procurement Planning
• Procurement of Goods, Services, and Works
• Organizational Environment
• Contract Law and Negotiation
• Supply Chain Management Information System
Certified Procurement And Supply

Professional Part Two

• Quantitative Techniques
• Acquisition of Consultancy Services
• Supply Chain Management for SMEs
• Procurement Audit and Risk Management
• Category Management

Professional Part Three

• PL 3.02 International Procurement
• PL 3.04 Research in Procurement
• PL 3.01 Sustainable Procurement
• PL 3.05 Operation Management
• PL 3.03 Logistics and Inventory Management

Professional Part Four

• PL 4.04 Project Management
• PL 4.06 Research Project in Procurement and Supply

The examinations are conducted two times yearly, the first is from May to June and the second occurs from November to December. The intending enrollees for the exams are required to duly obtain, fill, and submit their entry forms prior to the specified dates. Besides the full examination fees must also be paid before the stipulated dates.

After the closing date, late entries will be accepted for about a period of one month. The entry forms are well detailed as they contain every information about the exams – it contains the list of exam centers and the dates. Besides, candidates can also visit KASNEB and KISM websites for relevant info on examination centers and dates.

2. KASNEB Accounting Courses

Students who desire to become accountants, finance managers, tax experts, credit managers, financial consultants, or auditors can enroll with KASNEB School of Accountancy which is considered the highest when it comes to accountancy in Kenya. Also, those who wish to go for their Bachelors and Masters Degree in local and international institutions of higher learning can take KASNEB’s CPA courses to lay a solid foundation before going ahead to pursue their respective degrees. KASNEB offers accounting courses such as;

2.1. Accounting Technician Diploma

The duration for this is 15 months, and the minimum requirement for the entry-level is a grade of C- in K.C.S.E

The fee is KSh 11,000 per level for the registered students who wish to sit for the exams

Course Structure

Below is a detailed explanation of the course structure


• Introduction to Commercial Law
• Introduction to Financial Accounting
• Information Communication Technology
• Entrepreneurship and Communication


• Principles of Management
• Fundamentals of Finance
• Financial Accounting
• Business Mathematics and Statistics


• Auditing
• Principles of Economics
• Principles of Public Finance and Taxation
• Fundamentals of Management Accounting

Examinations for the course come two times yearly, one in June and the other in December. The registration deadline for the June examinations is 30th November and 30th May for the December examinations. The deadline for the payment of the exam fee is on the 15th of August of the examination year.

2.2. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Duration for the course is six months per section with a minimum of C+ as the entry requirement

CPA part 1

Section 1

• Commercial Law
• Financial Accounting
• Entrepreneurship and Communication

Section 2

• Management Accounting
• Economics
• Public Finance and Taxation

Enrollees are expected to pay for the courses either per month (KSh 2,500) or per Semester (KSh 12,000)

CPA Part 2

Section 3

• Company Law
• Financial Reporting
• Financial Management

Section 4

• Management Information Systems
• Auditing and Assurance
• Quantitative Analysis

For section three and four, enrollees for the courses can pay KSh 2500 per month or KSh 13,000 per semester

CPA Part 3

Section 5

• Advanced Financial Management
• Strategy, Governance, and Ethics
• Advanced Management Accounting

Section 6

• Advanced Financial Reporting
• Advanced Public Finance and Taxation
• Advanced Auditing and Assurance

The examinations come two times yearly in June and December. For the June exams, the 15th of February is the registration deadline and the 30th of May for the December exams. The deadline for payment of the examination fee is 15th August for each year.

A Detailed Outline of KASNEB Courses To Choose From and Their Durations

3. KASNEB Short/Certificate Courses

The KASNEB short courses comprise of the certificate courses.

3.1. Certificate in Financial/Accounting Management

The duration of the course is one year, and the major subject of study is Accounting Management.

The minimum requirement is a K.C.S.E with an average mean grade of C-. Applicants must have a minimum of C- in mathematics to be deemed eligible for enrollment.

3.2. Certified Credit Professionals

The duration of the course is one year, and the major subject of study is CCP.
A mean grade of C+ in K.C.S.E with a minimum grade of C+ in English and Mathematics are the minimum requirements for the course.

3.3. Certified Information Communication Technologist (CICT)

Below is a summary of the comprehensive course structure KASNEB offers enrollees who show interest and are ready to undertake this diploma.



• Introduction to Computing
• Entrepreneurship and Communication
• Computer Applications – Practical


• Principles of Accounting
• Operating Systems – Practical
• Computer Support and Maintenance



• Structured Programming
• Database Systems
• System Analysis and Design


Object-Oriented Programming
• Data Communication and Computer Networks (Practical)
• Web design and e-Commerce



• Software Engineering
• Systems Security
• Research Methods

3.4. Certificate in Computer Forensics

The course is offered in part-time and full-time

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