How to get Accreditation of Training Institutions by Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB)

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Procedure

The following steps should be followed in the accreditation process:

  1. A registered training institution offering or intending to offer KASNEB courses should apply to KASNEB either for full accreditation by contacting http://kasneb.or.ke/contact-us/ KASNEB offices.
  2. Training institutions are strongly advised to assess their state of compliance with the accreditation standards before applying for either full or interim accreditation.
  3. A training institution that has been granted interim accreditation should be required to apply for full accreditation at least sixty (60) days before the expiry of the interim certificate of accreditation.
  4. Full accreditation will be for a period of five (5) years and will be renewable.
  5. Application for renewal of accreditation should 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 availableKenya National Library Service (KNLS) branches or downloaded from the KASNEB website.
  7. The duly completed application form together with the relevant supporting documents and evidence of payment of the applicable fees should be submitted to KASNEB. Details on the accreditation fees payable by training institutions are presented in Part IV of the Accreditation Guidelines.
  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.
  10. KASNEB shall endeavour to provide details of the date, time and persons to conduct the assessment visit to training institutions in good time but not less than seven (7) days before the planned assessment date.
  11. An assessment of the institution shall then be undertaken within thirty (30) days of the visitation.

Required Documents

The training institution should provide documented evidence that the institution:

  • Is registered with the relevant Ministry or established by an Act of Parliament, and/or any other regulatory authorities as appropriate.
  • Has an effective governance and administration structure designed to promote institutional integrity, autonomy and flexibility of operations.
  • Has an adequate number of qualified and competent teaching and administrative staff to facilitate delivery of uninterrupted learning programmes to students.
  • Has adequate and appropriate lecture halls/classrooms and staff common room(s).
  • Has a library which is suitably and adequately stocked.
  • Has adequate and appropriate technological resources, particularly where the institution trains in ICT courses examinable by KASNEB.
  • Has other physical and sanitation facilities which are adequate and of appropriate quality.
  • Has a sound financial base and demonstrated financial stability to support its programmes and services.
  • Has put in place systems to safeguard finances and other monies collected on behalf of KASNEB.
  • 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.
  • Has an internal quality assurance system aimed at ensuring continuous evaluation and improvement of institutional policies, processes and procedures.

Office Locations & Contacts

Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) Head Office

KASNEB Towers, Off Hospital Road

P.O. Box 41362 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: 020 2712640, 020 2712828

ISDN: 020 4923000

Mobile: 0722201214, 0734600624

Email: info@kasneb.or.ke

Website: http://kasneb.or.ke

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Eligibility

A registered training institution intending to offer KASNEB courses.

Fee

Training institutions operating in Kenya – Kshs 40,000

Training institutions operating outside Kenya 600 US Dollars

Fees once paid shall not be refundable. Fees shall be payable in either cash (at the offices of KASNEB), cheque, money order or through direct deposit to the KASNEB Bank Account whose details are provided below:

Name of Bank: National Bank of Kenya (NBK)
Branch: Hill Branch, Nairobi, Kenya
Account No: 0100131572600
Branch code: 120042
SWIFT Code: NBKEKENX

For institutions operating in Kenya, the fees may be deposited directly to the account at any branch of NBK in Kenya.

A copy of the deposit slip must be attached to the application or appeal documents.

Validity

Renewable after a period of five (5) years.

Documents to Use

Application Form for Accreditation of Training Institutions

Application Form for Accreditation of Training Institutions – For institutions based outside Kenya.

Instructions

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

  • Is registered with the relevant Ministry or established by an Act of Parliament, and/or any other regulatory authorities as appropriate.
  • Has an effective governance and administration structure designed to promote institutional integrity, autonomy and flexibility of operations.
  • Has an adequate number of qualified and competent teaching and administrative staff to facilitate delivery of uninterrupted learning programmes to students.
  • Has adequate and appropriate lecture halls/classrooms and staff common room(s).
  • Has a library which is suitably and adequately stocked.
  • Has adequate and appropriate technological resources, particularly where the institution trains in ICT courses examinable by KASNEB.
  • Has other physical and sanitation facilities which are adequate and of appropriate quality.
  • Has a sound financial base and demonstrated financial stability to support its programmes and services.
  • Has put in place systems to safeguard finances and other monies collected on behalf of KASNEB.
  • 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.
  • Has an internal quality assurance system aimed at ensuring continuous evaluation and improvement of institutional policies, processes and procedures.

Required Information

  • General information
  • Registration particulars
  • Institutional administration and governance
  • Trainers
  • Physical and technological resources
  • Student affairs and support services
  • Declaration

Need for the Document

Accreditation is a process broadly aimed at recognising training institutions for the quality and integrity of their training programmes, which entitles them to the confidence of stakeholders including students, parents and guardians, KASNEB and the public at large.

The process provides an assessment of a training institutions effectiveness in complying with the accreditation requirements set by KASNEB and its continuing efforts to enhance the quality of student learning programmes and services.

In particular, accreditation of training institutions by KASNEB is intended to:

  • Ensure that the overall quality of education and training for KASNEB courses is maintained at a consistently high level.
  • Assure the students and other stakeholders that the training institutions possessed adequate and appropriate human, financial, technological and physical resources and such other facilities necessary to mount the courses efficiently and effectively.
  • Encourage institutional improvement in the quality of training through continuous self-study and evaluation.
  • Promote good governance in the management and administration of training institutions.
  • Provide advice and continuously encourage and support the training institutions to maintain and enhance quality standards in training.

Information which might help

Accreditation Of Branches And Campuses

(a) Each branch or campus of an institution, whether based in Kenya or in a foreign country, shall be treated as an independent entity and shall be inspected and provided with a separate certificate of accreditation. However, where the branch or campus is within close proximity of the institution and there is evidence of shared facilities and resources including trainers and library, the branch or campus may be treated as part of the main institution for accreditation purposes.

(b) An institution based in a foreign country shall be required to be fully authorised by the relevant regulatory and accreditation authorities, if any, in its country of operation, besides meeting the accreditation crit

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