It will take you three years to be a CPA-K holder in Kenya. 
You must register yourself with KASNEB, which is an examining body and book a center where you will take your examination physically. 

Entry Qualifications

A person seeking to be registered as a student for any of the professional examinations must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with an aggregate average of at least grade C+ (C plus) or its equivalent.
  • Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with at least TWO Principal passes provided that the applicant has credits in Mathematics and English at Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) level or equivalent qualifications.
  • KASNEB technician, diploma or professional examination certificate.
  • A degree from a recognized university.
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination grade C in 6 papers with C in both English and Mathematics.
  • Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KASNEB.


i.                  Financial Accounting

ii.                 Communication Skills

iii.                Introduction to Law and Governance

iv.                Economics

v.                 Quantitative Analysis

vi.                Information Communication Technology


i.    Company Law

ii.    Financial Management

iii.   Financial Reporting and Analysis(Incorporating IPSAS)

iv.    Auditing and Assurance

v.     Management Accounting

vi.    Public Finance and Taxation


i.                    Leadership and Management

ii.                  Advanced Financial Reporting

iii.                Advanced Financial Management

Specialization (Select one, Double specialization allowed)

i.                    Advanced taxation Advanced

ii.                  Auditing and Assurance

iii.                Advanced Management Accounting

iv.                Advanced Public Financial Management