A person seeking to be registered as a student for the APS examination must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following qualifications:
- Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with a mean grade of C minus (C-);
- Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
Registered students who wish to take the examinations must submit the prescribed entry forms, duly completed together with the appropriate examination fee on or before the specified dates. The closing date for the receipt of entries for the December examinations is the preceding 15th August and for the June examinations the preceding 15th February. Late entries may be accepted up to one month after the closing date for the normal entries on payment of late entries fee which is an additional 50/% of the normal examination entry fee.