How to replace lost KCSE, KCPE certificates

In the Kenyan career system, many are the times when we all need academic credentials, especially when seeking for employment.

The most needed and vital ones include KCSE, KCPE or any other Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) offered certificates at the end of studying and sitting for their exams.

These certificates are needed especially when one wants to get absorbed for employment by the government bodies.

However, loosing these certificates should not worry you anymore, below is a procedure of getting another KNEC offered certificate in case you lose the one you were given at the end of your study.

Requirements for replacing a lost knec certificate

Before applying for the replacement, you must ensure you possess the below personal details and they should be accurate.

  1. Your name
  2. Your School/college/examination center
  3. Name of examination and year you sat for the exams
  4. Your Full index number
  5. Your National ID/passport number/birth certificate
  6. Your address, telephone number, faxes number, email address

Here are the documents you must process for you to replace a lost KNEC certificate:

  1. Copy of certificate(s) or result slip(s)
    2. Police abstract indicating loss of the certificate(s) these MUST be original copies
    3. Recommendation letters addressed to KNEC

These letters must be original copies and should come from the head teacher or principal of the school attended and From CDE/DEO for private candidates or those whose schools have closed down. Another letter should be from your employer (where necessary)

  1. Sworn legal affidavit on identity of applicant – ORIGINAL COPY
    5. Copy of national ID/passport/birth certificate

Also Note the following:

  • Names on national ID must tally with those used during the examination.
  • Applicants who have legally changed their names must attach the legal documents used to change the name.
  1. KNEC bank deposit slip is available in the following banks: (Equity, Co-operative bank of Kenya, National bank of Kenya and Kenya Commercial Bank) – Original copies required

Payment of the replacement certificate involves a non-refundable fee of shs.5800 per certificate

Note further:

  • KNEC does NOT accept cheques.
  • Deposit bank slips MUST be presented within 12 months from the date of deposit.

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Kevin Koech

Kevin Koech is a Kenyan blogger writing on governance, fraud, politics, social media and celebrity gossip with over three years of experience in digital content creation with an incline in editing
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