NCA Portal | Access, Registration, Services, and More

Learn how to log in, register, and explore the valuable services offered by the National Construction Authority (NCA) through their user-friendly NCA Portal.

Aug 13, 2023 - 20:10
NCA Portal | Access, Registration, Services, and More
The Ultimate Guide to Accessing and Utilizing the NCA Portal in Kenya

Welcome to an in-depth guide on accessing and utilizing the National Construction Authority (NCA) Portal, your go-to resource for all things related to construction and contractor registration in Kenya. This article will walk you through logging in, registering, and exploring the various NCA services. Whether you are an existing user looking to access your account or a new user aiming to register, we have covered you. Let us dive in and uncover all the valuable information the NCA Portal offers.

Key Takeaways

  1. The National Construction Authority (NCA) derives its authority from the National Construction Authority Act No. 41 of 2011, which empowers it to accredit and certify skilled construction workers and contractors.
  2. The NCA Portal provides access for both existing users and new users. Existing users can log in using their credentials, while new users must complete a registration process before logging in.
  3. To log in or register, open your preferred internet browser and go to the NCA Portal ( Select the 'portal' option on the homepage menu, and then proceed according to your user type.
  4. For new users, registration is a simple process involving entering and submitting the required information. A password reset option is available in case you forget your login credentials.
  5.  The NCA offers services ranging from building engineering works to electrical installations. Contractors are categorized into eight classes, each with its annual registration fees.


The National Construction Authority (NCA) operates under the empowerment of the National Construction Authority Act no. 41 of 2011, playing a crucial role in accrediting and certifying skilled construction workers and site supervisors. The NCA is a vital regulatory body committed to streamlining the construction industry and ensuring its participants possess the necessary skills.

Accessing the NCA Portal

Accessing the NCA Portal

For Existing Users

If you are already a registered user of the NCA Portal, accessing your account is a straightforward process:

  1. Open your preferred internet browser, such as Chrome or Firefox.
  2. Navigate to the NCA Portal by entering the URL:
  3. Once on the homepage, select the 'Portal' option from the menu.
  4. Log in using your password and User ID.
  5. Upon successful login, you will be directed to your dashboard to access the various services available.

For New Users

If you are new to the NCA Portal and eager to register, follow these steps:

  1. Open your preferred internet browser, such as Chrome or Firefox.
  2. Visit the NCA Portal by entering the URL:
  3. From the homepage menu, choose the 'Portal' option.
  4. Select the 'Registration' button to begin the registration process.
  5. Fill in all the required information accurately and completely.
  6. After submitting your information, an email will be sent to your registered email address with instructions on accessing your account.

Contractor Registration Process

In line with Section 15 of the National Construction Authority Act No. 41 of 2011, contractor registration is critical for anyone wishing to engage in a contractor's business. This registration is a legal requirement, and a valid practicing license is essential for conducting business as a contractor and participating in tenders.

NCA Categories and Charges

Contractors fall into various categories, each with its annual registration fees. These categories are as follows:

1 NCA1 100,000.00
2 NCA2 75,000.00
3 NCA3 50,000.00
4 NCA4 25,000.00
5 NCA5 20,000.00
6 NCA6 15,000.00
7 NCA7 10,000.00
8 NCA8 5,000.00

NCA Categories and Classes of Works

Contractors can register for five classes of work, each catering to specific areas:

  1. Building Engineering Works
  2. Water Works (classified under civil engineering)
  3. Road Works (classified under civil engineering)
  4. Mechanical Works (classified under specialist engineering services)
  5. Electrical Works (classified under specialist engineering services)

Specialist Subclasses and Licensing

Specific specialist subclasses require additional licenses from relevant authorities. For instance:

  • Electrical Installations, Generating Plants, Lifts, and Escalators require a license from the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).
  • Radio Communication Structural Cabling and Telecommunication (PABX et al.) require a Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) license.

NCA Account Creation Process For Contractors

NCA Account Creation Process For Contractors

To create an account for a new contractor, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the NCA website.
  2. Click on the 'Contractors' tab, then select 'Register to be a Contractor.'
  3. This will take you to the registration portal. Click on the 'Register' button to begin creating your account.
  4. Provide the requested information in each field to complete the registration.

Local Contractor Registration Process

The detailed process to register as a local contractor involves several steps:

  1. Log into your account using your National ID or Passport Number.
  2. Click on the 'New Application' tab, then select 'New Contractor Registration.'
  3. Fill in all the required sections and upload the necessary documents.
  4. Remember to select the specific category you are applying for.
  5. After submitting the online application, a one-time fee of Ksh 5,000 will be required.
  6. Once submitted, your application will undergo evaluation.

Payment and Downloading Your NCA Certificate

Upon approval of your application, an invoice will be generated:

  1. Click 'Proceed to make payments' under the contractor registration payment status section.
  2. Choose your preferred payment method and complete the payment.
  3. Your NCA license and certificate will be available for instant download upon successful payment.

Renewal of Practicing License

Renewing your NCA practicing license must be done annually before 30th June to avoid penalties. To successfully renew, you need to have attended at least one Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training in the financial year.

NCA Portal Contacts

To access the NCA Portal easily, visit in your browser. For additional assistance or inquiries, the NCA provides the following contact details:

  • NCA Portal Assistance
    • Location: 9th Floor, KCB Towers, Kenya Road, Upper Hill Area, Nairobi, Kenya
    • Phone: +254 709 126 102/172/173
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Postal Address: P.O.Box 21046-00100

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The NCA Portal serves as a vital hub for construction professionals, contractors, and anyone seeking reliable information about the construction industry in Kenya. From accessing your account to registering as a local contractor and renewing your practicing license, this portal offers a wealth of resources to enhance your experience and compliance within the industry. Remember, continuous learning through CPD training is essential for successful license renewal. The NCA Portal is not just a gateway but your partner in navigating the construction world.

FAQs: Addressing Common Queries

What is the NCA's primary function? 

The NCA's primary role is to accredit and certify skilled construction workers and contractors, ensuring their competence and proficiency.

How can I access the NCA Portal as an existing user? 

To access the NCA Portal as an existing user, visit, select the 'portal' option on the homepage, and log in using your user ID and password.

What if I forget my NCA Portal password?

 You can initiate a password reset by providing your username or email address if you forget your password. An email containing instructions will guide you through the process.

What services does the NCA offer?

The NCA offers various services, including accrediting and certifying skilled construction workers and contractors in various categories, such as building engineering, water works, road works, mechanical works, and electrical works.

How do I register as a new user on the NCA Portal? 

To register as a new user on the NCA Portal, visit, select the 'portal' option, click 'registration,' fill in the required information, and submit the form.

What are the categories for contractors, and what are the associated fees?

 The NCA categorizes contractors into eight classes, each with its annual registration fees. These categories encompass various construction-related activities with varying fees, from NCA1 to NCA8.

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Joseph Richard Joseph is a graduate of Mathematics and Computer Science (Applied Option). With expertise in Technology and Finance, he brings his knowledge to the field, demonstrating an authoritative understanding of these interrelated areas. Joseph is pursuing a Master's in Software Engineering, further expanding his skill set.