KASNEB Examination Fee Structures 2024: Registration and More

Learn about the updated KASNEB fee structure for 2024 and get ready for your exams. Discover the registration procedures and important dates.

Oct 12, 2023 - 16:50
KASNEB Examination Fee Structures 2024: Registration and More
KASNEB Examination Fee Structures 2024: Registration and More

Are you aspiring to take the KASNEB examinations in 2024 and want to understand the fee structures and registration process? Look no further. In this article, I will take you through KASNEB's fee structure, registration procedures, and important dates to help you prepare effectively for your upcoming exams. Whether you are a student, a professional, or just someone curious about KASNEB, we've got you covered.


KASNEB, the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board, plays a pivotal role in the development of syllabuses, conducting professional, diploma, and certificate examinations, and certifying candidates in various fields such as accountancy, finance, credit, governance, management, information technology, and related disciplines. This article will explore KASNEB's fee structure for 2024 registration and other essential information.

Brand Promise

KASNEB's brand promise is empowering individuals to become globally recognized business professionals. The institution is committed to transforming aspiring business professionals through a comprehensive approach that includes examinations, certification, accreditation, research, innovation, and consultancy.

Vision and Mission

Vision: Empowered and globally recognized business professionals.

Mission: Transforming business professionals through Examinations, Certification, Accreditation, Research, Innovation, and Consultancy.

Core Values

KASNEB upholds a set of core values that define its principles and operations:

  • Knowledge Focus
  • Accountability
  • Sustainability
  • Nobility
  • Excellence
  • Belonging

Legal Framework

KASNEB was established as a state corporation under the National Treasury by the Government of Kenya on 24 July 1969. Its operations are governed by several vital Acts, including:

  1. The Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008 (which repealed the Accountants Act, Cap 531 of 1977).
  2. The Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534 of 1988.
  3. The Investment and Financial Analysts Act, No. 13 of 2015.


KASNEB is dedicated to ensuring that it complies with ISO/IEC 27001 standards and other statutory and internal relevant obligations. These policies aim to enhance service delivery and effectively support students, training institutions, and stakeholders. Recent policy changes, approved in June 2021, have paved the way for revised syllabuses and improved services.

KASNEB Fee Structure for 2024

One of the critical aspects of preparing for KASNEB examinations is understanding the fee structure. KASNEB has revised its fee structure, effective 1 July 2021, to accommodate various courses and exams. Below, we break down the fee structure:

Course Registration Fee (Ksh.) Annual Registration Renewal (Ksh.) Registration Reactivation Fee (Ksh.)
Vocational Certificate Courses 2,000 1,000 1,500
Certificate Examination (CAMS) 3,500 1,200 2,000
Diploma Examinations (ATD, DDMA, DCNSA) 6,000 1,600 3,000
Professional Examinations (CPA, CS, CIFA, CCP, CISSE) 7,500 2,000 4,000
Post Professional Specialisation (CFFE) 10,000 2,500 5,000
Holders of Foreign Accountancy, Secretaries, Investment, and Financial Analysts Qualifications (FAQ, FSQ, FIFAQ) 40,000 20,000 15,000

Examination Booking Fees Fees per Paper (Ksh.)
Vocational Certificate Examinations
Entrepreneurship & Innovation 700
Graphic Design 2,400
Blockchain Technology 2,400
Information & Cyber Security 2,400
Certificate In Accounting And Management Skills (CAMS) Fees per Level (Ksh.)
Level 1 800
Level 2 1,000
Diploma Examinations (ATD, DDMA, DCNSA) Fees per Level (Ksh.)
ATD Level I 1,000
DDMA and DCNSA Level I 1,000
ATD Level II 1,200
DDMA and DCNSA Level II 2,400
ATD Level III 1,300
DDMA and DCNSA Level III 3,200
Professional Examinations (CPA, CS, CIFA, CCP, CISSE) Fees per Paper (Ksh.)
CPA Foundation Level 1,400
CPA Intermediate Level 2,400
CPA Advanced Level – per paper 3,600
CPA Practical paper; Business & Data analytics 7,500
Certified Secretaries (CS) Fees Per Paper
Foundation Level 1,400
Intermediate Level 2,400
Advanced Level 3,600
Research project 10,000
Certified Investment And Financial Analysts (CIFA) Fees per Paper
Foundation Level 1,400
Intermediate Level 2,400
Advanced Level 3,600
Practical paper; Financial Modelling and Data Analytics 7,500
Certified Credit Professionals (CCP) Fees per Paper
Foundation Level 1,400
Intermediate Level 2,400
Advanced Level 3,600
Certified Information System Solution Expert (CISSE) Fees per Paper
Foundation Level 1,400
Intermediate Level 2,400
Advanced: Electives – 2 papers each per elective area 3,600
Post-Professional Specialisation Examination Fees per Paper
Certified Forensic Fraud Examiner (CFFE)
Module I 5,000
Module II 6,000
Module III 7,000

KASNEB Exemption Fees

For those seeking exemptions from certain exams, there are specific fees to consider:

Diploma Exams Exemption Fees per Paper


  • Level 1: Ksh. 1,500

Professional Exams Exemption Fees per Paper


  • Foundation Level: Ksh. 2,500
  • Intermediate Level: Ksh. 3,500
  • Advanced Level: Ksh. 4,500

Post Professional Specialisation Exams Exemption Fees per Paper


  • Module I: Ksh. 2,500
  • Module II: Ksh. 3,500
  • Module III: Ksh. 4,500

It's important to note that persons with disabilities are entitled to a 25% discount on the registration fee, provided they attach a copy of the NCPWD card.

Important Dates

Understanding the key dates for KASNEB examinations is crucial for effective planning. While these dates may vary, KASNEB typically conducts examinations in three sittings throughout the year: April, August, and December. 

How to Pay KASNEB Exam Fees

Paying your KASNEB exam fees is a straightforward process. You can choose from various payment methods, including bank deposits and electronic transfers. Here's how:

Bank Deposits

You can pay your KASNEB fees through any of the following bank accounts:

  1. National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK) – KASNEB Fee Collection Account No. 01001031572601.
  2. Equity Bank Ltd. – KASNEB Fee Collection Account No. 0170299238025.
  3. Kenya Post Office Savings Bank (Postbank) – KASNEB Fee Collection Account No. 0744130009246.
  4. Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited – KASNEB Fee Collection Account No. 01129128535900.

Students in Kenya also have the option to make payments at KASNEB counters in Huduma Centres located in various cities, including Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Nyeri, Kisii, and Nakuru.

International Payments

For students based in foreign countries, you may pay US dollars to KASNEB's KCB collection account No. 1123096465, domiciled at Capital Hill Branch, Nairobi. After making the payment, submit the requisite forms to KASNEB along with a copy of the bank deposit slip or evidence of electronic transfer to complete the process.

It's crucial to send examination entry/annual registration renewal forms and remittances by post at least one week before the closing date to ensure they are received in time.

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In conclusion, KASNEB is a prominent institution that is pivotal in certifying professionals in various fields. Understanding the fee structures, registration procedures, and important dates is crucial for anyone pursuing KASNEB examinations in 2024. We hope this comprehensive guide has provided you with the necessary information to embark on your journey toward becoming a globally recognized business professional through KASNEB. Good luck with your exams!

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