KASNEB, Kenya Accountants and Secretaries Examination Board.

KASNEB, Kenya Accountants and Secretaries Examination Board, is the body charged with developing syllabus and administering exams for Accountants and Secretaries.

The board was established by the Government of Kenya on 24 July 1969. The Accountants Act, Cap 531 of the Laws of Kenya, which was enacted in July 1977, gave the board retroactive recognition since its inception in1969.

The Accountants Act, Cap 531 of the Laws of Kenya was repealed and replaced with the Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008 which took effect from 30 December 2008.

The Accountants Act, No 15 of 2008 is buttressed by the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534, which reaffirms the board as the examining body for the Certified Public Secretaries (CPS) examination.


KASNEB administers five (5) professional and four (4) technician examinations which are held twice in a year; in May/June and November/December.

These examinations lead to the following qualifications.


1. Certified Public Accountants (CPA).

Certified Public Accountants are skilled and competent professional accountants, auditors, finance managers, tax consultants and practitioners.

(b) Certified Public Secretaries (CPS).

Certified Public Secretaries are expert practitioners in corporate governance, corporate secretarial practice, consultancy, business management and administration and human resources management.

(c) Certified Information Communication Technologists (CICT).

Certified Information Communication Technologists are skilled and competent system developers and programmers, network administrators, systems engineers, ICT consultants and practitioners.

(d) Certified Securities and Investment Analysts (CSIA). Certified Securities and Investment Analysts are experts in financial analysis, consultants and practitioners in investments and securities, portfolio management of retirement benefit schemes and investment banking.

(e) Certified Credit Professionals (CCP).

Certified Credit Professionals are skilled and competent top level managers, practitioners and consultants in the rapidly developing field of credit management.


(a) Accounting Technicians Certificate (ATC).

The Accounting Technicians qualification equips candidates with skills and competencies to work as middle level accountants providing technical support in accounting, auditing and taxation.

(b) Information Communication Technology Technicians (ICTT).

Information Communication Technology Technicians have the technical know-how and skills to work in the dynamic ICT industry as technicians in systems development, systems programming, administration and maintenance.

(c) Investment and Securities Technicians (IST).

Investment and Securities Technicians work as technical analysts in the specialised fields of investment, securities analysis and pension administration.

(d) Credit Management Technicians (CMT).

Credit Management Technicians are competent and skilled to work as technicians in credit management and credit control in both financial and non-financial enterprises.

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