Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Program Offered at Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Proffessional Course 3 years Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Proffessional Course (Accredited by: KASNEB)

About Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Proffessional Course program.

Certified Public Accountants (CPA) are skilled and competent professional accountants, auditors, finance managers, tax consultants and practitioners both in public and private sectors. The CPA certification also enables students to further their education in business training courses, for instance, the Bachelor of Commerce degree

The CPA Examination is held twice yearly in May/June and November/December. The examination is divided into three parts of two sections each. Each section consists of three papers. A candidate may attempt two sections in a part ... read more

Objectives of Certified Public Accountants (CPA)

The CPA certification is intended for those students who wish to qualify and work as professional accountants, auditors, finance managers, tax specialists and financial consultants; experienced accountants and students who have completed CPA examinations would be wise to consider becoming certified public accountants.

Highly respected in the business world and often in financially rewarding positions, certified public accountants have more opportunities to use their accounting skills ... read more

Entry requirements for Certified Public Accountants (CPA)

A person seeking to be registered as a CPA student 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 recognised 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.

Exemptions
Exemptions may, on application, be granted to registered students who are holders of certain degrees and diplomas recognised by kasneb. Exemptions will be granted on a paper by paper basis.

Progression Rule

  • A candidate must attempt and pass the CPA Part I examination before proceeding to the CPA Part II examination.
  • A candidate must attempt and pass the CPA Part II examination before proceeding to the CPA Part III examination.
  • A candidate will not be allowed to enter a higher section in a part before completing the lower section unless the candidate has been referred in the higher section or has entered the two sections simultaneously.

Duration of Registration as a Student of kasneb
A registered student of the CPA examination will be required to complete the examination within a period of nine years provided that the candidate shall complete:

  • The CPA Part I examination by the end of the third year since registration.
  • The CPA Part II examination by the end of the sixth year since registration.
  • The CPA Part III examination by the end of the ninth year since registration.

kasneb reserves the right to cancel the registration of a student who fails to complete the examination within the stipulated time.

A student whose registration is cancelled under the rules in this paragraph may not be eligible for re-registration.
However, kasneb reserves the right to vary or amend the regulations.

About Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (KIPS TECHNICAL COLLEGE) is a premier Tertiary Institution established and mandated to operate as an Educational Training Institute by TIVET authority under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology to offer technical training leading to Artisans, Certificates, Diplomas and Higher Diplomas in various Courses.

  • OUR VISION: To be the leading Institution offering high quality and accessible technical and professional training.
  • OUR MISSION: To provide high-quality training to the members of the society who aspire to acquire and ... read more

About KASNEB

KASNEB is a professional examination body established with the mandate to develop syllabuses, conduct professional, diploma and technician examinations and certify candidates in accountancy, finance, credit, governance and management, information technology and related disciplines. KASNEB is also responsible for the promotion of its qualifications nationally and internationally and the accreditation of relevant training institutions in liaison with the ministry in charge of education.

Legal framework

kasneb was established as a state corporation under the National Treasury by the Government of Kenya on 24 July 1969. The establishment and ... read more

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