How to replace old, lost KNEC certificates

The Kenya National Examinations Council [KNEC] has begun processing the replacement of certificates for the affected candidates who sat for KNEC examinations from year 1981 on 2nd March 2009.

According to the examination body, the replacement for certificate is issued once and will be delivered at a cost of 5,800 per certificate.

KNEC will deliver the replacements in 60 Days.

Here is how you can replace your lost/damaged KCPE/ KCSE certificates.

Apply In-Person

Applicants are required to fill the KNEC Certificate Replacement Form when requesting for certificate replacement

The form can be obtained from the KNEC Archives and Records Offices or downloaded from KNEC website: KNEC Online

Carefully fill in the details required and attach the relevant documents to accompany the form

The following documents should be presented together with the application

  • Copy of the certificate [s] or result slips[s]. Mandatory
  • Letter of recommendation from head teacher of the school attended or from CEO( County Education Officer)/SCEO ( Sub-County Education Officer) for private candidates or for those their schools have been closed down addressed to KNEC; [Original Mandatory]
  • Sworn legal affidavit on identity of applicant; [Original Mandatory]
  • Letter of recommendation from employer to KNEC; [Original Mandatory]
  • Police Abstract indicating of loss of certificate; Report should be done at the point of loss. [Original mandatory]
  • Copy of Identification Card [ID]/Passport or Birth Certificate for those under 18 years. The name on Birth Certificate/ID Must tally with those used during Examination. Those who have changed their names legally must attach the legal documents they used to change their name. E.g. marriage certificate for women or the copy of Gazette the changed name appears. [Mandatory]. Application with differing Examination details will not be processed.
  • KNEC bank deposit slip; Original Mandatory The fees should be paid at KNEC collection accounts in any branch of the following banks:

Equity Bank

Co-operative Bank of Kenya

National Bank of Kenya

Kenya Commercial Bank [KNEC deposit bank slips are available in these banks]

The duly filled submitted form should be submitted to the following address.

Council Secretary/Chief Executive
Kenya National Examinations Council
P.O Box 73598 – 00200,
City Square,
Nairobi.