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 kasneb Examinations Information Booklet 1 1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT kasneb LEGAL FOUNDATION AND STATUS OF kasneb kasneb was established as a state corporation under the National Treasury by the Government of Kenya on 24 July 1969. The establishment and operations of kasneb are governed by the following main Acts: (a) The Accountants Act, No. 15 of Click here to Download 2008 (which repealed the Accountants Act, Cap 531 of 1977). (b) The Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534 of 1988. (c) The Investment and Financial Analysts Act, No. 13 of 2015. FUNCTIONS OF kasneb Section 17(1) of the Accountants Act, 2008 of the Laws of Kenya defines the functions of kasneb.These functions are: (a) To prepare syllabuses for professional, diploma and certificate examinations in accountancy, company secretarial practice and related disciplines; (b) To make rules with respect to such examinations; (c) To arrange and conduct examinations and issue certificates to candidates who have satisfied examination requirements; (d) To promote recognition of its examinations in foreign countries; (e) To investigate and determine cases involving indiscipline by students registered with the Examinations Board; (f) To promote and carry out research relating to its examinations; (g) To promote the publication of books and other materials relevant to its examinations; (h) To liaise with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in accreditation of institutions offering training in subjects examinable by the Examinations Board, and (i) To do anything incidental or conducive to the performance of any of the preceding functions. PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES/REGISTRATION BOARD FOR kasneb GRADUATES Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) ICPAK is established under Section 3 of the Accountants Act, 2008. One of the functions of ICPAK is to advise kasneb on matters relating to examination standards and policies. The Act also makes provisions for the establishment of a Registration and Quality Assurance Committee (Registration Committee) under Section 13. One of the functions of the Registration Committee is to register eligible persons as Certified Public Accountants. Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS) ICS is established under Section 3 of the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act (Cap. 534) of the Laws of Kenya. One of the functions of ICS is to advise kasneb on matters relating to examination standards and policies. Registration of Certified Public Secretaries Board (RCPSB) RCPSB is established under Section 11 of the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act (Cap. 534) of the Laws of Kenya. One of the functions of RCPSB is to register eligible persons as Certified Secretaries. Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA) ICIFA is registered under the Investment and Financial Analysts Act, No. 13 of 2015 of the Laws of Kenya. One of the functions of ICIFA is to advise kasneb on matters relating to examination standards and policies. The Act also makes provisions for the establishment of a Registration Committee under Section 13. One of the functions of the Registration Committee is to register eligible persons as Certified Investment and Financial Analysts. Institute of Credit Management Kenya [ICM (K)] ICM (K) is registered under the Societies Act, (Cap.108) of the Laws of Kenya. VISION, MISSION, MANDATE AND CORE VALUES The vision, mission, mandate and core values of kasneb are as follows: Vision Global leader in examination and certification of business professionals. Mission Empowering professionals globally by offering quality examinations and undertaking research and innovation. Mandate The mandate of kasneb is the development of syllabuses; conduct of professional, diploma and certificate examinations and certification of candidates in accountancy, finance, credit, governance and management, information technology and related disciplines; promotion of its qualifications nationally, regionally and internationally and the accreditation of relevant training institutions in liaison with the ministry in charge of education. Core Values • Integrity • Professionalism • Customer focus • Teamwork • Innovativeness 2. EXAMINATIONS OF kasneb kasneb currently offers the following examinations: A. VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE COURSES These are short-term, skills-based programmes currently in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, graphic design, information and cyber security and Blockchain technology. The courses are ideal both for fresh high school graduates and established professionals in various areas willing to diversify their knowledge and competencies in the above areas. The vocational certificate courses are administered in two levels, with each level requiring an average of three months, thus a total of six months. Entrants with high school certificates will start with Level I which covers basic skills. Other entrants with post-high school qualifications covering the basic skills will enter at Level II. The minimum entry for the vocational certificates is a KCSE certificate. The courses can be pursued through a tuition-based programme or privately. Tuition-based programmes (physical or virtual classes) are however recommended due to the interactiveness with facilitators and other students which are key in imparting the requisite technical and soft skills. The examinations will be administered primarily on a computer-based platform. The details on each of the vocational programmes are presented below: (i) Vocational Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation The course imparts basic knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to apply entrepreneurship skills and generate innovative ideas to start and manage a new business or grow an existing entity. The course is structured in two levels, as summarised below: Level One (Basic Units) Paper No.1: Communication Skills and Ethics Paper No.2: Introduction to Computing Systems Paper No.3: Numerical and Financial Literacy Level Two (Core Units) Paper No.4: Entrepreneurial Strategies Paper No. 5: Creativity and Innovation Paper No. 6: Opportunity-centred Entrepreneurship (ii) Vocational Certificate in Graphic Design The course imparts basic knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to generate and enhance graphic designs according to set specifications. The course is structured in two levels, as indicated below: Level One (Basic Units) Paper No. 1: Communication Skills and Ethics Paper No. 2 Introduction to Computing Systems Paper No.3: Numerical and financial literacy Level Two (Core Units) Paper No. 4: Graphic Design I: Software, Topography, Colours • Introduction to Graphic Design • Graphic Design Software • Typography in Graphic Design • Colours in Graphic Design Paper No.5: Graphic Design II: Digital Imaging, layout, production • Digital Imaging • Graphic Design Layout • Objects and illustrations • Graphic Design production (iii) Vocational Certificate in Information and Cyber Security The course imparts basic knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to identify information and cyber threats and risks and implement programmes to protect information and databases. The course is structured in two levels, as indicated below: Level One (Basic Units) Paper No. 1: Communication Skills and Ethics Paper No.1: Introduction to Computing Systems Paper No.3: Numerical and financial literacy Level Two (Core Units) Paper No.4: Cyber Security and Ethics Paper No.5: Organisation Information Security Paper No.6: Computer Networks Operations and Security Paper No.7: Database Design and Security (iv) Vocational Certificate in Blockchain Technology The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to develop a simple Blockchain program and undertake Blockchain transactions. The course is structured in two levels, as indicated below: Level One (Basic Units) Paper No.1: Communication Skills and Ethics Paper No.2: Introduction to Computing Systems Paper No.3: Numerical and financial literacy Level Two (Core Units) Paper No.4: Blockchain technology development platforms Paper No.5: Cryptography techniques Paper No.6: Blockchain technology transactions Paper No.7: Law governing Blockchain technology B. CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS (CAMS) COURSE The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to prepare basic accounts and financial statements for a small enterprise or non-complex environment and apply basic management and marketing skills in business. The course is mainly for persons who wish to qualify and work as entry level accounting and management personnel. The CAMS course is administered in two levels, with each level requiring an average of six months, thus a total of one year. The minimum entry requirement is KCSE mean grade D or a vocational certificate. The course is fully tuition based with requirements for students to sit for continuous assessment tests (CATs), which constitute 15% of the final score for assessment purposes. The examinations will be administered primarily on a computer-based platform. The structure of CAMS is summarised below: Level One Principles of Entrepreneurship and Management Introduction to Law and Ethics Fundamental ICT Skills Fundamentals of Business Mathematics Level Two Foundations of Accounting Elements of Taxation Principles of Marketing and Communication C. DIPLOMA COURSES kasneb currently administers three diploma programmes; Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD), Diploma in Data Management and Analytics (DDMA) and Diploma in Computer Networks and Systems Administration (DCNSA). The diploma courses are administered in two levels, with each level requiring an average of one year, thus a total of two years. The minimum entry for the diploma courses is KCSE mean grade C-, CAMS or any other recognized certificate. The courses can currently be pursued through a tuition-based programme or privately. Tuition-based programmes (physical or virtual classes) are however recommended due to the interactiveness with facilitators and other students which are key in imparting the requisite technical and soft skills. The details on each of the diploma programmes are presented below: (i) Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD) course The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to prepare financial and management accounts and financial statements for small and medium sized enterprises and compute basic taxes for a business. The course is aimed at persons who wish to qualify and work as middle level accountants providing technical support to professional accountants, auditors, tax practitioners and related areas. The structure of ATD is summarised below: Level One Introduction to Financial Accounting Introduction to Law and Ethics Entrepreneurship and Communication Information Communication Technology Level Two Financial Accounting Principles of Management Business Mathematics and Statistics Principles of Taxation Level Three Principles of Economics Fundamentals of Management Accounting Fundamentals of Finance Principles of Auditing (ii) Diploma in Data Management and Analytics (DDMA) course The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to undertake non-complex design of databases, mine and analyse data for decision making. The DDMA will be administered on a computer-based platform. The structure of DDMA is summarised below: Level One Introduction to Computing Systems Communication Skills and Ethics Information Systems Support and Integration Computer Information Systems Applications Level Two Databases Warehousing and Data Mining Mathematical Concepts in Data Science Quantitative Modelling Skills Level Three Python Data Visualisation Data Management and Analytics Cloud Data Solutions (iii) Diploma in Computer Networks and Systems Administration (DCNSA) course The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to design, configure, test and secure and manage non-complex networks. The DCNSA will be administered on a computer based platform. The structure of DCNSA is summarised below: Level One Introduction to Computing Systems Communication Skills and Ethics Information Systems Support and Integration Computer Information Systems Applications Level Two Computer Networking Network Operating Systems Windows Servers Roles and Features Network Security Level Three Network Troubleshooting Network set-up Server maintenance D. PROFESSIONAL COURSES kasneb currently administers five professional courses, as summarised below: (i) Certified Public Accountants (CPA) (ii) Certified Secretaries (CS) (iii) Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (CIFA) (iv) Certified Credit Professionals (CCP) (v) Certified Information Systems Solutions Expert (CISSE) The professional courses are administered at Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Levels. Each level requires an average of one year, though candidates are advised to provide for an additional one year to meet requirements for internship/practical experience The minimum entry for the professional courses is KCSE mean grade C+ , kasneb diploma qualifications or any other recognized diploma. The courses can be pursued through a tuition-based programme or privately. Tuition-based programmes (physical or virtual classes) are however recommended due to the interactiveness with facilitators and other students which are key in imparting the requisite technical and soft skills. The details on each of the professional courses are presented below: (i) Certified Public Accountants (CPA) course The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to, among other competencies: • Prepare accounts and financial statements including for complex entities in both the private and public sectors. • Use computerised accounting systems • Practically apply data analytical tools analyse data and reach conclusions. • Undertake audit and assurance services • Apply advanced financial management skills to evaluate various financial aspects of a business for decision making • Prepare management accounts • Apply leadership and management skills in practice to manage teams and achieve results The course is aimed at persons who wish to qualify and work or practice as professional accountants, auditors, finance managers, tax managers and consultants in related areas in both public and private sectors. Assessment will be conducted in a variety of ways, including examinations, practical papers, workshops attendance and practical experience. The structure of CPA is summarised below: Foundation Level Financial Accounting Communication Skills Introduction to Law and Governance Economics Quantitative Analysis Information Communication Technology Intermediate Level Company Law Financial Management Financial Reporting and Analysis Auditing and Assurance Management Accounting Public Finance and Taxation Advanced Level a. Compulsory papers Leadership and Management Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis Advanced Financial Management b. Specialisation papers (One to be selected, double specialisation allowed) Advanced Taxation Advanced Auditing and Assurance Advanced Management Accounting Advanced Public Financial Management Business Data Analytics (Practical Paper) In addition to the above papers, prior to certification, candidates will be required to • Attend workshops on ethics, soft skills and emerging issues organised by kasneb and ICPAK and earn IPD hours) • Obtain 1-year practical experience, or alternatively attend workshops on work based simulation organised by kasneb and ICPAK. (ii) Certified Secretaries (CS) course The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to, among other competencies: • Practice and promote principles of good governance within public and private sector entities • Implement and comply with legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in practice • Ensure proper conduct and management of meetings • Undertake consultancy and advisory services in corporate secretarial and related practices • Manage boardroom dynamics • Undertake governance and compliance audits The course is aimed at persons who wish to qualify and work or practice as corporate secretaries, policy formulators and consultants in governance, governance and compliance auditors and administrators at county and national levels and in the private sector. Assessment will be conducted in a variety of ways, including examinations, projects and workshops attendance. The structure of CS is summarised below: Foundation Level Management Principles and Practice Communication Skills and Records Management Introduction to Law and Governance Principles of Accounting and Taxation Human Resources Management Information Communication Technology Intermediate Level Company Law Public Sector Governance, Policy and Administration Meetings: Compliance and Administration Financial Markets and Specialised Institutions Corporate Governance and Ethics Research, Consultancy and Advisory Advanced level Strategic Management Finance for Decision Making Governance and Compliance Audit Boardroom Dynamics Research Project (iii) Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (CIFA) course The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to, among other competencies: • Apply financial tools and concepts in analysis and valuation of investment and securities • Manage and grow portfolios of investments • Analyse various types of investments including equity investments, fixed income investments and derivatives • Manage corporate finances • Apply financial modelling and analytical tools in investments analysis The course is aimed at persons who wish to qualify and work or practice as investment, securities and financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment bankers, fund managers, consultants on national and global financial markets and related areas. The structure of CIFA is summarised below: Foundation Level Financial Accounting Professional Ethics and Governance Regulation of Financial Markets Economics Quantitative Analysis Introduction to Finance and Investments Intermediate Level Portfolio Management Financial Statements Analysis Equity Investments Analysis Corporate Finance Public Finance and Taxation Advanced Level Leadership and Management Fixed Income Investments Analysis Alternative Investments Analysis Advanced Portfolio Management Derivatives Analysis Financial Modelling and Data Analytics (Practical Paper) (iv) Certified Credit Professionals (CCP) course The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to, among other competencies: • Manage the credit cycle for trade credit providers • Manage credit risk for different entities • Undertake credit analysis for various corporate entities • Undertake debt collection in a professional manner • Comply with various requirements in debt management including governance, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements. The course is aimed at persons who wish to qualify and work or practice in various fields of credit management including credit analysis, debt management and recovery, corporate lending and related areas in both formal and informal sectors. The structure of CCP is summarised below: Foundation Level Credit Management Communication and Customer Relations Introduction to Law and Governance Credit Risk Management Principles of Accounting Business Environment Intermediate Level Financial Statements Analysis for Credit Managers Corporate Credit Analysis Collections Management Credit Governance and Compliance Advanced Level Leadership and Management Advanced Credit Risk Management Advanced Collections Management Debt Recovery Management (v) Certified Information Systems Solutions Expert (CISSE) The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to, among other competencies: • Develop information systems solutions for a business • Design and operationalise database management systems • Design, configure and trouble shoot computer networks • Implement ICT projects • Manage and analyse big data The structure of CISSE is summarised below: Foundation Level Computing Systems Information Systems Support and Integration Communication Skills and Ethics in Information Systems Computer Information Systems Applications Entrepreneurship and Innovation Intermediate Level Information Systems Strategy, Governance and Ethics Data Management Information Systems Research and Project Management Networking and Data Communication Programming and Systems Analysis and Design Advanced Level a. Elective Areas Elective I: Big Data Management and Analytics (i) Big Data Management (ii) Big Data Analytics Elective II: Networking and Information Systems Security (i) Networking and Telecommunications (ii) Information Systems Security The course will be offered on a computer-based platform. E. POST-PROFESSIONAL SPECIALISATION COURSE kasneb has introduced the Certified Forensic Fraud Examiner (CFFE). The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to, among other competencies: • Apply analytical techniques in fraud detection • Design and implement preventive and detective controls • Apply and ensure compliance with the appropriate laws in fraud investigations • Apply the burden and standards of proof in civil and criminal proceedings • Apply the various methods and techniques of conducting fraud investigations • Write standard investigations and expert witness reports • Develop fraud prevention programs • Conduct a fraud prevention health check up • Develop and implement a fraud risk management program The course is aimed at persons who wish to qualify and work or practice in the fields of financial fraud and corruption investigations, fraud prevention, fraud risk analysis and related areas. The CFFE is administered in three modules, with an integrated case study and workshops at the end of the course. Each module is expected to last for three months. Examinations for the CFFE course will be administered three times in a year, thus the course is meant to last on average one year. The minimum entry requirement to pursue the CFFE course is: • kasneb professional qualification; or • Bachelors degree from a recognised university; or • Any other qualification considered equivalent to the above. The course can be pursued through tuition-based learning or self-study. The structure of CFFE is summarised below: Module One Introduction to Forensic Accounting and Audit Fraud and Corruption Schemes Overview of The Legal and Justice System Module Two Law Related to Fraud Principles of Law of Evidence and the Trial Process Planning and Conducting Formal Investigations Module Three Fraud Prevention and Detection Fraud Risk Management Integrated Case Study and Workshop EXAMINATIONS FOR HOLDERS OF FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS WISHING TO BE REGISTERED AND PRACTICE IN KENYA (i) Examination for holders of foreign accountancy qualifications (FAQs) In consultation with the Council of ICPAK under Section 26 Sub-Sections (2) and (3) of the Accountants Act, 2008, kasneb examines holders of foreign accountancy qualifications who have applied for registration as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) of Kenya and they are required to demonstrate their knowledge of local law and practice. (ii) Examination for holders of foreign secretaries qualifications (FSQs) In consultation with the Council of ICS under Section 20 Sub-Sections (2) and (3) of the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534, kasneb examines holders of foreign secretaries qualifications who have applied for registration as Certified Secretaries (CSs) of Kenya and they are required to demonstrate their knowledge of local law and practice. (iii) Examination for holders of foreign investment and financial analysts qualifications (FIFAQs) In consultation with the Council of ICIFA under Section 16 Sub-Sections (2) and (3) of the Investment and Financial Analysts Act, No. 13 of 2015, kasneb examines holders of foreign qualifications who have applied for registration as Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (CIFA) and they are required to demonstrate their knowledge of local law and practice. 3. EXAMINATION RULES AND REGULATIONS REGISTRATION AND EXAMINATION BOOKINGS All applications for registration and examination booking must be in the prescribed manner. Students are advised to download the e-kasneb app for purposes of registration and examination booking. The deadline for registration and examination booking will be specified for each sitting but may not be later than thirty days to the date of the next examinations. 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. Details on available exemptions can be accessed on the kasneb website www.kasneb.or.ke. RETENTION OF CREDITS Credits for papers passed by candidates will be retained without limit. PROGRESSION RULE A candidate will not be allowed to enter a higher level of the examination before completing the lower level. REGISTRATION RENEWAL 1. A registered student must renew the studentship registration annually on the first day of July provided that newly registered students will be required to renew their registration on the first day of July following the examination sitting to which they are first eligible to enter. 2. A student who without good cause fails to renew the registration within three months of the renewal date will be deemed to have allowed the registration to lapse and may thus forfeit the right to write the examination until the renewal position is regularised. The registration number of a student who fails to renew the registration for three consecutive years will be deactivated, that is, removed from the register of students and will thus not be able to book for examinations until the registration number is reactivated. 3. A student whose registration number is deactivated for failure to renew the registration may apply for reactivation provided that if the application is accepted, the student shall: a. Pay the registration reactivation fee. b. Pay three years of registration renewal fees. RULES GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF STUDENTS IN THE EXAMINATION ROOM kasneb will conduct examinations on both computer-based and paper-based platforms. The following rules mainly relate to paper-based examinations. kasneb will be issuing additional rules specific to computer-based examinations in due course. 1. Candidates should present themselves for the examination at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time for the commencement of the examination they are taking. 2. A candidate who arrives half an hour or later after the commencement of the examination will not be allowed to take the examination nor will a candidate be permitted to leave the examination room until after the end of the first half hour since the commencement of the examination. 3. Each candidate is assigned a registration number upon registration as a student of kasneb. The candidate must sit at the place indicated by that number in the examination room. The registration number must be entered in the space provided at the top right-hand corner of each answer sheet. 4. The name of the candidate must not appear anywhere on the answer sheet. 5. Each answer sheet has a serial number indicated on the top, left hand side of the answer sheet. Each candidate must indicate the serial number of the answer sheet(s) used for each examination paper in the signature register. 6. Examination stationery will be provided in the examination room, but candidates must bring their own blue or black ink pens, pencils, and rulers. 7. Mobile phones are strictly not allowed in the examinations room. 8. No stationery whatsoever may be removed from the examination room. 9. Candidates must not carry the examination question papers from the examination room. 10. Candidates are allowed to use calculators provided that such calculators are noiseless, cordless and non-programmable. 11. Candidates will be required to positively identify themselves to the chief invigilator by producing their student identification cards and the national identity cards. Non-Kenyan candidates will be required to produce other relevant identification documents such as passports. 12. Strict silence must be observed during the entire duration of the examination. 13. Candidates must not possess any notes, printed paper or books in the examination room, but must leave any such material with the chief invigilator. Candidates using clipboards must ensure that such clipboards have no writing on them whatsoever. 14. Smoking is not allowed in the examination room. 15. Candidates must not collude in the examination room by exchanging notes or keeping the answer booklet in such a way that another candidate can read or copy from the booklet. 16. Impersonation in the examination room is not only a serious offence but also a criminal offence. 17. During the course of the examination, no candidate may leave the examination room without permission from the chief invigilator. Any candidate who does so will not be allowed to return to the examination room. 18. Candidates who finish the paper before the chief invigilator announces the end of the examination and wish to leave the examination room while the examination is in progress must inform the invigilator and hand in their scripts to the invigilator before leaving the examination room. However, no candidate will be allowed to leave the examinations room during the last fifteen (15) minutes of the examination. 19. Candidates must not leave the examination room with any answer booklet or answer sheets. 20. Candidates must not leave the examination room before their answer booklets are collected by the invigilators. 21. Candidates must not write notes on the examination timetable (Authority to sit the Examination). 22. Candidates with confirmed disabilities may apply to kasneb to be allowed extra time during examinations. Such application should be made at least two months prior to the examination. 23. Candidates must produce the timetables (Authority to sit the Examination) in order to be allowed to take the examination. Candidates may download their timetables (Authority to sit the Examination) from the kasneb website or through the e-kasneb. The downloaded timetables may be used as authority to sit the examination. ACTION FOR BREACH OF EXAMINATION RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. kasneb is mandated by the Accountants Act, 2008 under Section 17 (1)(e) to investigate and determine cases involving indiscipline by students registered with kasneb. Section 42 of the Act further defines examination offences that are punishable under the law and the applicable penalties. 2. Disciplinary action will be taken against candidates who breach the examination rules and regulations of kasneb. A breach of the examination rules and regulations of kasneb shall include but is not limited to the following: (a) Deficiency in identification. (b) Impersonation. (c) Collusion. (d) Possession of a mobile phone in the examination room. (e) Possession of notes in the examination room. (f) Taking away answer booklets. (g) Writing of names on the scripts. (h) Possession of mobile phones in the examination room. (i) Carrying the examination question papers from the examination room. 3. The action for breach of the examination rules and regulations of kasneb shall include but not limited to the following: (a) De-registration as a student of kasneb. (b) Cancellation of registration number. (c) Nullification of candidate’s results. (d) Prohibition from taking examinations of kasneb. (e) Written reprimand and warning. 4. Certain breaches of the rules and regulations amount to breaches of the law. In such cases, candidates will be handed over to the police for investigations and appropriate legal action. Section 42 of the Accountants Act, 2008 provides that a person who: (a) gains access to examinations materials and knowingly reveals the contents, whether orally, in writing or through any other form, to an unauthorised party, whether a candidate or not; (b) wilfully and maliciously damages examinations materials; (c) while not registered to take a particular examination, with intent to impersonate, presents or attempts to present himself to take the part of an enrolled candidate; (d) presents a forged certificate to a prospective employer or to an institution of learning with intent to gain employment or admission; or (e) introduces unauthorised materials into the examinations room, whether in writing or in any other form, whether a candidate or not, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand shillings, or to both. 4. SUMMARISED STRUCTURE OF kasneb QUALIFICATIONS AFTER THE MAJOR REVIEW OF SYLLABUSES – JULY 2021 The overall structure of Kasneb qualifications and the structure of each qualification are presented below: KNQA Level 8 (Entry: Level 7 qualification) KNQA Level 7 (KCSE C+, Level 6 qualification) KNQA Level 6 (KCSE C-, Level 5 qualification) KNQA Level 5 (KCSE D, Level 4 qualification) KNQA Level 4 (KCSE Cert, Level 3 qualification) A: HARMONISED QUALIFICATION STRUCTURES – PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATIONS Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Certified Secretaries (CS) Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (CIFA) Certified Credit Professionals (CCP) Certified Information Systems Solutions Expert (CISSE) No. of papers: 17 + Internship + Ethics Workshops 16 + 1 Research Project/Workshop 17 14 12 Papers + Project Foundation Foundation Foundation Foundation Foundation Financial Accounting Management Principles and Practice Financial Accounting Credit Management Computing Systems Communication Skills Communication Skills and Records Management Professional Ethics and Governance Communication and Customer Relations Information Systems Support and Integration Introduction to Law and Governance Introduction to Law and Governance Regulation of Financial Markets Introduction to Law and Governance Communication Skills and Ethics in Information Systems Economics Principles of Accounting and Taxation Economics Credit Risk Management Computer Information Systems Applications Quantitative Analysis Human Resources Management Quantitative Analysis Principles of Accounting Entrepreneurship and Innovation Information Communication Technology Information Communication Technology Introduction to Finance and Investments Business Environment Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Company Law Company Law Portfolio Management Financial Statements Information Systems Strategy, Governance and Ethics Analysis for Credit Managers Financial Management Public Sector Governance, Policy and Administration Financial Statements Analysis Data Management Information Systems Financial Reporting and Analysis Meetings: Compliance and Administration Equity Investments Analysis Corporate Credit Analysis Research and Project Management Auditing and Assurance Financial Markets and Specialised Institutions Corporate Finance Collections Management Networking and Data Communication Management Accounting Corporate Governance and Ethics Public Finance and Taxation Credit Governance and Compliance Programming and Systems Analysis and Design Public Finance and Taxation Research, Consultancy and Advisory Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Leadership and Management Strategic Management Leadership and Management Leadership and Management ELECTIVE AREAS ELECTIVE I: Big Data Management and Analytics (i) Big Data Management (ii) Big Data Analytics ELECTIVE II: Networking and Information Systems Security (i) Networking and Telecommunications (ii) Information Systems Security CPA CS CIFA CCP CISSE Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis Finance for Decision Making Fixed Income Investments Analysis Advanced Credit Risk Management Project Advanced Financial Management Governance and Compliance Audit Alternative Investments Analysis Advanced Collections Management Boardroom Dynamics Debt Recovery Management Specialisation (Select One, double specialisation allowed) Advanced Taxation Advanced Auditing and Assurance Advanced Management Accounting Advanced Public Financial Management Research Project Advanced Portfolio Management Derivatives Analysis Financial Modelling and Data Analytics (Practical Paper) In addition to the above papers, prior to certification, candidates to: - Attend workshops on ethics, soft skills and emerging issues organised by kasneb and ICIFA and earn IPD hours) -Obtain 1 year practical experience, or alternatively attend workshops on work based simulation organised by kasneb and ICIFA. Business Data Analytics (Practical Paper) In addition to the above papers, prior to certification, candidates to: - Attend workshops on ethics, soft skills and emerging issues organised by kasneb and ICPAK and earn IPD hours) -Obtain 1 year practical experience, or alternatively attend workshops on work based simulation organised by kasneb and ICPAK. Note: Holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from recognised universities will enter the CPA programme as shown below (based on mutual credit transfer agreements) Intermediate Level Advanced Level Additional Requirements B: STRUCTURE OF DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS DIPLOMA DIPLOMA IN DATA MANAGEMENT AND ANALYTICS DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER NETWORKS AND SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION LEVEL ONE Introduction to Financial Accounting Introduction to Law and Ethics Entrepreneurship and Communication Information Communication Technology LEVEL TWO Financial Accounting Principles of Management Business Mathematics and Statistics Principles of Taxation LEVEL THREE Principles of Economics Fundamentals of Management Accounting Fundamentals of Finance Principles of Auditing LEVEL ONE Introduction to Computing Systems Communication Skills and Ethics Information Systems Support and Integration Computer Information Systems Applications LEVEL TWO Databases Warehousing and Data Mining Mathematical Concepts in Data Science Quantitative Modelling Skills LEVEL THREE Python Data Visualisation Data Management and Analytics Cloud Data Solutions LEVEL ONE Introduction to Computing Systems Communication Skills and Ethics Information Systems Support and Integration Computer Information Systems Applications LEVEL TWO Computer Networking Network Operating Systems Windows Servers Roles and Features Network Security LEVEL THREE Network Troubleshooting Network set-up Server maintenance C: STRUCTURE OF CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS (CAMS) AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAMMES CAMS VCEI VCIT – Graphic Design VCIT – Information and Cyber Security VCIT – Blockchain Technology LEVEL I LEVEL I LEVEL I LEVEL I LEVEL I Principles of Entrepreneurship and Management Communication Skills and Ethics Communication Skills and Ethics Communication Skills and Ethics Communication Skills and Ethics Introduction to Law and Ethics Introduction to Computing Systems Introduction to Computing Systems Introduction to Computing Systems Introduction to Computing Systems Fundamental ICT Skills Numerical and financial literacy Numerical and financial literacy Numerical and financial literacy Numerical and financial literacy Fundamentals of Business Mathematics LEVEL II LEVEL II LEVEL II LEVEL II LEVEL II Foundations of Accounting Entrepreneurial Strategies Graphic Design I - Introduction to Graphic Design - Graphic Design Software - Typography in Graphic Design - Colours in Graphic Design Cyber Security and Ethics Blockchain technology development platforms Elements of Taxation Creativity and Innovation Graphic Design II - Digital Imaging - Graphic Design Layout - Objects and illustrations - Graphic Design production Organisation Information Security Cryptography techniques Principles of Marketing and Communication Opportunity- centred entrepreneurship Computer Networks Operations and Security Blockchain technology transactions Database Design and Security Law governing Blockchain technology D: STRUCTURE OF CERTIFIED FORENSIC FRAUD EXAMINER (CFFE) QUALIFICATION MODULE ONE Introduction to Forensic Accounting and Audit Fraud and Corruption Schemes Overview of The Legal and Justice System MODULE TWO Law Related to Fraud Principles of Law of Evidence and the Trial Process Planning and Conducting Formal Investigations MODULE THREE Fraud Prevention and Detection Fraud Risk Management Integrated Case Study and Workshop 5. REVISED EXAMINATION FEE STRUCTURE - EFFECTIVE FROM 1 JULY 2021 Persons with disability are entitled to a 25% discount on registration fee but must attach NCPWD card kasneb is ISO 9001:2016 certfied 6. TRANSITION GUIDELINES UNDER THE REVISED STRUCTURE OF EXAMINATIONS – JULY 2021 I. INTRODUCTION 1. These transitional guidelines are aimed at providing guidance to current students in the Certificate examination (CAMS), Diploma examinations (ATD, DICT and DCM) and Professional examinations (CPA, CS, CIFA, CICT and CCP) in their transition to the revised syllabuses after administration of the last examinations under the current syllabuses. They are also aimed at guiding current students wishing to book early for the examinations under the new syllabus. In addition, the guidelines provide for transition of graduates of kasneb after the August 2021 who wish to register for any other kasneb qualification. 2. Credits will be retained for papers that have been retained in the syllabus under the same level, or in cases where related papers are introduced to replace the current ones, provided there has been no substantive change in content. 3. Credits for papers that have moved to higher levels will be treated as exemptions to the candidate. 4. Referrals will be transferred to the same or related papers under the same level of the examination. 5. Where a candidate has a referral in a paper which has not been retained, and has no other referral in that level, the candidate will be required to sit any new core paper introduced, or otherwise advised after the August 2021 sitting. 6. Monies paid by candidates for exemptions in papers which are no longer in the syllabus, whether in their current or related forms, or for papers which have been moved to a lower level which the candidate has already finished, will be credited to the candidate. II. THE CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS (CAMS) CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS (CAMS) BROAD TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR CURRENT CAMS STUDENTS AFTER THE AUGUST 2021 SITTING (a) A candidate who will have passed all the four (4) papers in CAMS Level I will proceed to Level II of the revised CAMS examination and sit for the three papers. (b) A candidate who has not passed a single paper in CAMS Level I will remain in Level I under the revised CAMS syllabus and sit all the four (4) papers in that level. (c) A candidate with a referral in any of the four (4) papers in CAMS Level will transfer the referral to the equivalent paper(s) in the revised CAMS Level I as explained in the specific transition guidelines below: (d) A candidate who will have passed all the three (3) papers in CAMS Level II will graduate and will be eligible to transit to the revised ATD examination under Level II (exempted in ATD Level I). CURRENT STRUCTURE NEW STRUCTURE LEVEL I SPECIFIC TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR LEVEL I EACH PAPER (Based on final results or status after the last sitting under the current syllabus in August 2021) Principles of Entrepreneurship and Management Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Principles of Entrepreneurship and Management paper in the revised syllabus. Principles of Entrepreneurship and Management Introduction to Law and Ethics Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Introduction to Law and Ethics paper in the revised syllabus. Introduction to Law and Ethics Fundamental ICT Skills Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Fundamental ICT skills paper in the revised syllabus. Fundamental ICT Skills Fundamentals of Business Mathematics Pass /Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Fundamentals of Business Mathematics paper in the revised syllabus. Fundamentals of Business Mathematics LEVEL II LEVEL II Foundation of Accounting and Auditing Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Foundations of Accounting paper in the revised syllabus. Foundations of Accounting Elements of Public Finance and Administration Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Elements of Taxation paper in the revised syllabus. Elements of Taxation Principles of Marketing and Communication Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Principles of Marketing and Communication paper in the revised syllabus. Principles of Marketing and Communication III. ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS DIPLOMA (ATD) ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS DIPLOMA (ATD) BROAD TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR ATD STUDENTS (a) A candidate who will have passed all the four (4) papers in ATD Level I will proceed to Level II of the revised ATD examination and sit for the four papers. Similarly, a candidate who will have passed all the four (4) papers in ATD Level II will proceed to Level III of the revised ATD examination and sit for the four papers. (b) A candidate who will not have passed a single paper in ATD Level I, ATD Level II or ATD Level III will remain in the same Level as applicable under the revised ATD syllabus and sit all the four (4) papers in that same level. (c) A candidate with a referral in any of the four (4) papers in ATD Level I, II or III will transfer the referral to the equivalent paper(s) in the revised ATD syllabus or otherwise as explained in the specific transition guidelines below. (d) A candidate who will have passed all the four (4) papers in ATD Level III will graduate and will be eligible to transit to the revised CPA Intermediate Level II (exempted in CPA Foundation Level). CURRENT STRUCTURE NEW STRUCTURE LEVEL I SPECIFIC TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR EACH PAPER LEVEL I (Based on final results after the last sitting under the current syllabus in August 2021) Introduction to Financial Accounting Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Introduction to Financial Accounting paper in the revised syllabus. Introduction to Financial Accounting Principles of Business Law Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Introduction to Law and Ethics paper in the revised syllabus. Introduction to Law and Ethics Entrepreneurship and Communication Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Entrepreneurship and Communication paper in the revised syllabus. Entrepreneurship and Communication Information Communication Technology Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Information Communication Technology in the revised syllabus. Information Communication Technology LEVEL II LEVEL II Financial Accounting Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Financial Accounting paper in the revised syllabus. Financial Accounting Principles of Management Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Principles of Management paper in the revised syllabus. Principles of Management Business Mathematics and Statistics Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Business Mathematics and Statistics paper in the revised syllabus. Business Mathematics and Statistics Fundamentals of Finance Pass/Previous Credit → Proceed to ATD Level III provided no other referrals in the Level To be exempted in Fundamentals of Finance in ATD Level III Fail → To sit the Principles of Taxation paper in the revised syllabus. Principles of Taxation LEVEL III LEVEL III Principles of Economics Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Principles of Economics paper in the revised syllabus. Principles of Economics Fundamentals of Management Accounting Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Fundamentals of Management Accounting paper in the revised syllabus. Fundamentals of Management Accounting Principles of Public Finance and Administration Pass/Previous Credit → To graduate unless has any other referrals. Fail → To be advised Fundamentals of Finance Auditing Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Principles of Auditing paper in the revised syllabus. Principles of Auditing DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (DICT) BROAD TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR DICT STUDENTS (a) A candidate who will have passed all the four (4) papers in DICT Level I or DICT Level II will proceed to Level II of the new Diploma in Data Management and Analytics (DDMA) or Diploma in Computer Networks and Systems Administration as desired (DCNSA) examination . (b) A candidate with a referral in DICT Level I will transfer any credits earned to Level I of either of the two new qualifications (b) A candidate who will have passed all the four (4) papers in DICT Level III will graduate. (c) A candidate who will not have passed a single paper in any particular level of DICT will enter the desired new Diploma qualification as a new student at the level last held. (d) All candidates who will be in DICT Level II to transit to either • DDMA Level Two. No credits transferred. • DCNSA Level Two. Credit only to be transferred in Computer Networking to the same paper in DCNSA. (e) All candidates with referrals in in DICT Level III to move to either: • DDMA Level Two. No credits transferred. • DCNSA Level Two. Credit only to be transferred in Computer Networking to the same paper in DCNSA. DICT LEVEL I Diploma in Data Management and Analytics (DDMA) Diploma in Computer Networks and Systems Administration (DCNSA) Introduction to Computing Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under the Introduction to Computing Systems paper Fail → To sit the Introduction to Computing Systems paper in the revised DDMA/DCNSA syllabuses. LEVEL ONE Introduction to Computing Systems Communication Skills and Ethics LEVEL ONE Introduction to Computing Systems Communication Skills and Ethics Information Systems Support and Integration Computer Information Systems Applications LEVEL TWO Computer Networking Network Operating Systems Windows Servers Roles and Features Network Security LEVEL THREE Network Troubleshooting Network set-up Server maintenance Computer Mathematics Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained. To proceed to DDMA/DCNSA unless has a referral in any of the other papers in DICT Level I Fail → To sit the Information Systems Support and Integration paper in the revised DDMA/ DCNSA syllabuses. Information Systems Support and Integration Computer Information Systems Applications LEVEL TWO Databases Warehousing and Data Mining Mathematical Concepts in Data Science Quantitative Modelling Skills Entrepreneurship and Communication Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under the Communication Skills and Ethics paper in the revised DDMA/DCNSA syllabuses. Fail → To sit Communication Skills and Ethics paper in the revised DDMA/DCNSA syllabuses. Computer Applications Practical I Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under the Computer Information Systems Applications paper Fail → To sit Computer Information Systems Applications paper in the revised DDMA/DCNSA syllabuses. LEVEL II Computer Networking All candidates who will be in DICT Level II to transit to either (i) DDMA Level Two. No credits transferred. (ii) DCNSA Level Two. Credit only to be transferred in Computer Networking to the same paper in DCNSA. LEVEL THREE Python Data Visualisation Data Management and Analytics Cloud Data Solutions Internet Skills Computer Support and Maintenance Programming Concepts LEVEL III Principles of Web Development All candidates who will complete DICT Level III by August 2021 to graduate. Foundations of Accounting All other candidates in DICT Level III to proceed to either: (i) DDMA Level Two. No credits transferred. (ii) DCNSA Level Two. Credit only to be transferred in Computer Networking to the same paper in DCNSA. Information Systems Project Skills Computer Applications Practical II DIPLOMA IN CREDIT MANAGEMENT (DCM NOW PHASED OUT) Transiting to Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD) in Common Papers then to Certified Credit Professionals (CCP) Professional Level BROAD TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR DCM STUDENTS (a) A candidate who will have passed all the four (4) papers in DCM Level I will proceed to the revised ATD Level II and thereafter to CCP. (b) A candidate who will have passed all the four (4) papers in DCM Level II will proceed to the revised ATD Level III and thereafter to CCP. (c) A candidate who will have passed all the four papers in DCM Level III will graduate. (d) Any credits obtained in the common papers will be retained in all the levels, similarly any referrals in common papers will be retained in the respective levels, provided that such papers are retained in the revised ATD syllabus within the same level. (e) Any referrals in DCM specific papers now phased out will be considered as Transitional Credits during the last August 2021 sitting for purposes of transition to ATD. (f) The specific transition guidelines under each paper are summarised below. DCM CURRENT STRUCTURE ATD STRUCTURE LEVEL I SPECIFIC TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR EACH PAPER LEVEL I (Based on final results after the last sitting under the current syllabus in August 2021) Fundamentals of Credit Management Pass/Previous Credit → Proceed to ATD Level II unless has referral in any paper in DCM Level I Fail → To sit the Introduction to Financial Accounting paper Introduction to Financial Accounting Principles of Business Law Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under Introduction to Law and Ethics paper Fail → To sit the Introduction to Law and Ethics paper in the revised syllabus. Introduction to Law and Ethics Entrepreneurship and Communication Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under Entrepreneurship and Communication paper Fail → To sit the Entrepreneurship and Communication paper in the revised syllabus. Entrepreneurship and Communication Information Communication Technology Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under Information Communication Technology paper Fail → To sit the Information Communication Technology in the revised syllabus. Information Communication Technology LEVEL II LEVEL II Credit Management Pass/Previous Credit→ Proceed to ATD Level III unless has referral in any paper in DCM Level II Fail → To sit the Financial Accounting paper in the revised syllabus. Financial Accounting Principles of Management Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Principles of Management paper in the revised syllabus. Principles of Management Business Mathematics and Statistics Pass/Previous Credit → Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Business Mathematics and Statistics paper in the revised syllabus. Business Mathematics and Statistics Law Governing Credit Practice Pass/Previous Credit → Proceed to ATD Level III provided no other referrals in the DCM Level II. Fail → To sit the Principles of Taxation paper in the revised syllabus. Principles of Taxation LEVEL III LEVEL III Marketing and Customer Relations Pass/Previous Credit→ To graduate unless has any referral in any other paper in DCM Level III. Fail → To sit the Principles of Economics paper in the revised syllabus. Principles of Economics Foundations of Accounting Pass/Previous Credit → To graduate unless has any referral in any other paper in DCM Level III. Fail → To sit the Fundamentals of Management Accounting paper in the revised syllabus. Fundamentals of Management Accounting Principles of Public Finance and Administration Pass/Previous Credit → To graduate unless has any referral in any other paper in DCM Level III. Fail → To sit the Fundamentals of Finance paper Fundamentals of Finance Practice of Credit Management Pass/Previous Credit → To graduate unless has any referral in any other paper in DCM Level III. Fail → To sit the Principles of Auditing paper in the revised syllabus. Principles of Auditing CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS (CPA) BROAD TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR CPA STUDENTS (a) A candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CPA Part I will proceed to CPA Intermediate Level and sit for all the papers, subject to any exemptions. Similarly, a candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CPA Part II as at August 2021 will proceed to CPA Advanced Level and sit the six papers which have been retained from the old syllabus as explained in the broad principles, subject to any exemptions. (b) A candidate who will not have passed a single paper in CPA Part I, CPA Part II or CPA Part III will remain in the same Level as applicable under the revised CPA syllabus and sit all the papers in that same level, subject to the provisions under CPA Part III. (c) A candidate with a referral in any of the six (6) papers in the current CPA Parts I, II or III will transfer the referral to the equivalent paper(s) in the revised CPA syllabus or otherwise as explained in the specific transition guidelines below. (d) A candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CPA Part III after the August 2021 sitting will graduate and will be eligible to sit any of the other professional qualifications or the new post-qualifications. (e) Students who complete CPA Intermediate Level from the December 2021 sitting will be the ones to specialise in CPA Advanced Level. All other previous candidates will be granted one year to complete the CPA syllabus as is. Upon the expiry of one year, the students will be required to select a specialisation from among the papers that they will not have passed by that date. (e) All current students who are already in CPA Part III will be granted one year to complete the CPA syllabus as per the current structure, up to and including the August 2022 sitting. These candidates will not be required to specialise; however, the papers will be based on revised content (not current content). The candidates will not be subjected to the additional requirements for qualifications under CPA. However, after the August 2022 sitting, the new requirements will apply to this cohort who will not have completed the qualification. Further transition guidelines for the current group of CPA Part III students who will not have completed CPA Advanced Level by August 2022 will be issued at a later date. (f) All students who will enter CPA Advanced Level in January 2022 (those who sit CPA Intermediate Level in December 2021 and Pass, those who will have completed CPA Part II earlier but will not have started CPA Advanced Level, and those with no credit at all in Advanced Level) will start specialising in January 2022 and thereafter meet the requirements for the Practical Paper on Data Analytics among other requirements that will apply after the April 2022 sitting (for this particular group) under the new CPA syllabus. CURRENT SPECIFIC TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR EACH PAPER NEW STRUCTURE STRUCTURE (Based on final results/status after the last sitting under the current syllabus in August 2021) PART I FOUNDATION SECTION 1 Financial Accounting Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Financial Accounting paper in the revised syllabus. Financial Accounting Business Law Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Introduction to Law and Governance paper in the revised syllabus. Introduction to Law and Governance Entrepreneurship and Communication Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Communication Skills paper in the revised syllabus. Communication Skills SECTION 2 Economics Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Economics paper in the revised syllabus. Economics Management Accounting Pass/Previous Credit→ To proceed to CPA Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any Section 1 paper currently or Economics in Section 2. Candidates to be exempted from the Management Accounting paper in CPA Intermediate Level Fail → To sit the Quantitative Analysis paper. Quantitative Analysis Public Finance and Taxation Pass/Previous Credit→ To proceed to CPA Intermediate Level unless have referrals in any Section 1 paper currently or Economics in Section 2. Candidates to be exempted from the Public Finance and Taxation paper in CPA Intermediate Level Fail → To sit the Information Communication Technology paper Information Communication Technology PART II INTERMEDIATE SECTION 3 Company Law Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Company Law paper in the revised syllabus. Company Law Financial Management Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Financial Management paper in the revised syllabus. Financial Management Financial Reporting Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Financial Reporting and Analysis paper in the revised syllabus. Financial Reporting and Analysis SECTION 4 Auditing and Assurance Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Auditing and Assurance paper in the revised syllabus. Auditing and Assurance Management Information Systems Pass/Previous Credit→ To proceed to CPA Advanced Level unless have referrals in any Section 3 paper currently or Auditing and Assurance in Section 4. Fail → To be advised Management Accounting Quantitative Analysis Pass/Previous Credit→ To proceed to CPA Advanced Level unless have referrals in any Section 3 paper currently or Auditing and Assurance in Section 4. Fail → To be advised Public Finance and Taxation PART III ADVANCED SECTION 5 Strategy, Governance and Ethics Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus Fail → To sit the Leadership and Management paper in the revised syllabus. Leadership and Management Advanced Management Accounting Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus under the Advanced Management Accounting Paper Fail → To sit the Advanced Management Accounting paper in the revised syllabus. Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis Advanced Financial Management Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus under the Advanced Financial Management Accounting Paper Fail → To sit the Advanced Financial Management paper in the revised syllabus. Advanced Financial Management SECTION 6 Advanced Public Finance and Taxation Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus under the Advanced Taxation Paper Fail → To sit the Advanced Taxation paper in the revised syllabus. Specialisation (Select One) Advanced Taxation Advanced Auditing and Assurance Advanced Management Accounting Advanced Public Financial Management Advanced Auditing and Assurance Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus under the Advanced Auditing and Assurance Paper Fail → To sit the Advanced Auditing and Assurance paper in the revised syllabus. Advanced Financial Reporting Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus under the Advanced Financial Reporting Paper and Analysis Fail → To sit the Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis paper in the revised syllabus. Practical Paper on Business and Data Analytics (to be rolled out from April 2022) CERTIFIED SECRETARIES (CS) BROAD TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR CS STUDENTS (a) A candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CS Part I will proceed to CS Intermediate Level and sit for all the six papers. Similarly, a candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CS Part II after the August 2021 sitting will proceed to CS Advanced Level and sit all the papers. (b) A candidate who will not have passed a single paper in CS Part I, CS Part II or CS Part III will remain in the same Level as applicable under the revised CS Part syllabus and sit all the papers in that same level. (c) A candidate with a referral in any of the six (6) papers in the current CS Parts l I, II or III will transfer the referral to the equivalent paper(s) in the revised CS syllabus or otherwise as explained in the specific transition guidelines below. (d) A candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CS Part III after the August 2021 sitting will graduate and will be eligible to sit any of the other professional qualifications or the new post-qualifications. (e) The Research Project will come into effect from 1 July 2022, all candidates who will not have completed CS Advanced Level after the August 2022 sitting will be required to do the Research Project in addition to passing the sit-in papers in CS Advanced Level. CURRENT NEW STRUCTURE STRUCTURE PART I SECTION FOUNDATION SECTION 1 Organisational Behaviour Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus under the Management Principles and Practice Paper Fail → To sit the Management Principles and Practice paper in the revised syllabus. Management Principles and Practice Business Law Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus under the Introduction to Law and Governance Paper Fail → To sit the Introduction to Law and Governance paper in the revised syllabus. Introduction to Law and Governance Business Communication Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under revised syllabus under the Communication Skills and Records Management Paper Fail → To sit the Communication Skills and Records Management paper in the revised syllabus. Communication Skills and Records Management SECTION 2 Economics Pass/Previous Credit→ To proceed to CS Intermediate Level unless have referrals in any paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit the Human Resources Management Paper Human Resources Management Principles of Accounting Pass/Previous Credit→ To proceed to CS Intermediate Level unless have referrals in any paper under Section 1 or Section 2 paper. Fail → To sit for Principles of Accounting and Taxation Principles of Accounting and Taxation Public Finance and Taxation Pass/Previous Credit→ To proceed to CS Intermediate Level unless have referrals in any paper under Section 1 or Section 2 paper. Fail → To sit the Principles of Accounting and Taxation paper Information Communication Technology PART II INTERMEDIATE SECTION 3 Company Law Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit retained under the revised Company Law paper. Fail → To sit for Company Law under revised syllabus Company Law Financial Management Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CS Advanced Level unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. To be exempted in the Finance for Decision making paper in CS Advanced Level Fail → To sit for Research, Consultancy and Advisory Research, Consultancy and Advisory Principles and Practice of Management Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CS Advanced Level unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Public Sector Governance, Policy and Administration Public Sector Governance, Policy and Administration SECTION 4 Corporate Secretarial Practice Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CS Advanced Level unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Financial Markets and Specialised Institutions Financial Markets and Specialised Institutions Management Information Systems Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CS Advanced Level unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Corporate Governance and Ethics Corporate Governance and Ethics Law and Procedure of Meetings Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CS Advanced Level unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Meetings: Compliance and Administration Meetings: Compliance and Administration PART III ADVANCED SECTION 5 Human Resource Management Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Boardroom Dynamics Strategic Management Financial Markets Law Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Boardroom Dynamics Finance for Decision Making Governance and Ethics Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Boardroom Dynamics - SECTION 6 Strategic Management Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Strategic Management Paper Boardroom Dynamics Public Policy and Administration Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Boardroom Dynamics Paper - Governance and Secretarial Audit Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Governance and Compliance Audit Paper Governance and Compliance Audit Research Project (implementation after 1 July 2022) CERTIFIED INVESTMENT AND FINANCIAL ANALYSTS (CIFA) BROAD TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR CIFA STUDENTS (a) A candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CIFA Part I will proceed to CIFA Intermediate Level and sit for all the papers. Similarly, a candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CIFA Part II after the August 2021 sitting will proceed to CIFA Advanced Level and sit all the papers. (b) A candidate who will not have passed a single paper in CIFA Part I, CIFA Part II or CIFA Part III will remain in the same Level as applicable under the revised CIFA syllabus and sit all the papers in that same level. (c) A candidate with a referral in any of the six (6) papers in the current CIFA Parts l I, II or III will transfer the referral to the equivalent paper(s) in the revised CIFA syllabus or otherwise as explained in the specific transition guidelines below. (d) A candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CIFA Part III after the August 2021 sitting will graduate and will be eligible to sit any of the other professional qualifications or the new post-qualifications. (e) The Financial Modelling and Data Analytics practical paper will come into effect from 1 July 2022, all candidates who will not have completed CIFA Advanced Level after the August 2022 sitting will be required to sit the Data Analytics paper in addition to passing the sit-in papers in CIFA Advanced Level. CURRENT NEW STRUCTURE STRUCTURE FOUNDATION PART I SECTION 1 Financial Accounting Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CIFA Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Financial Accounting Paper Financial Accounting Financial Mathematics Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CIFA Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Quantitative Analysis paper Regulation of Financial Markets Entrepreneurship and Communication Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CIFA Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Professional Ethics and Governance paper Professional Ethics and Governance SECTION 2 Economics Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Economics paper Economics Financial Institutions and Markets Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CIFA Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Regulation of Financial Markets paper Quantitative Analysis Public Finance and Taxation Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CIFA Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Introduction to Finance and Investments paper Introduction to Finance and Investments PART II INTERMEDIATE SECTION 3 Regulation of Financial Markets Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and transit to CIFA Advanced Level unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To be advised Public Finance and Taxation Corporate Finance Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and transit to CIFA Advanced Level unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Corporate Finance paper Corporate Finance Financial Statements Analysis Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and transit to CIFA Advanced Level unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Financial Statements Analysis paper Financial Statements Analysis SECTION 4 Equity Investments Analysis Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and transit to CIFA Advanced Level unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Equity Investments Analysis paper Equity Investments Analysis paper Portfolio Management Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and transit to CIFA Advanced Level unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Portfolio Management paper Portfolio Management Quantitative Analysis Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and transit to CIFA Advanced Level unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To be advised PART III ADVANCED SECTION 5 Strategy, Governance and Ethics Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Leadership and Management paper Leadership and Management Fixed Income Investments Analysis Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Fixed Income Investments Analysis paper Fixed Income Investments Analysis Alternative Investments Analysis Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Alternative Investments Analysis paper Alternative Investments Analysis SECTION 6 Advanced Portfolio Management Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Advanced Portfolio Management paper Advanced Portfolio Management International Finance Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To be advised Derivatives Analysis Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless have referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Derivatives Analysis paper Derivatives Analysis CERTIFIED CREDIT PROFESSIONALS (CCP) BROAD TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR CCP STUDENTS (a) A candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CCP Part I will proceed to CCP Intermediate Level and sit for all the papers. Similarly, a candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CCP Part II after the August 2021 sitting will proceed to CCP Advanced Level and sit all the papers. (b) A candidate who will not have passed a single paper in CCP Part I, CCP Part II or CCP Part III will remain in the same Level as applicable under the revised CCP syllabus and sit all the papers in that same level. (c) A candidate with a referral in any of the six (6) papers in the current CCP Parts l I, II or III will transfer the referral to the equivalent paper(s) in the revised CCP syllabus or otherwise as explained in the specific transition guidelines below. (d) A candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CCP Part III after the August 2021 sitting will graduate and will be eligible to sit any of the other professional qualifications or the new post-qualifications. CURRENT NEW STRUCTURE STRUCTURE PART I FOUNDATION SECTION 1 Credit Management Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CCP Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Credit Management Paper Credit Management Business Law Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CCP Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Introduction to Law and Governance Paper Introduction to Law and Governance Entrepreneurship and Communication Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CCP Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Communication and Customer Relations Paper Communication and Customer Relations SECTION 2 Economics Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CCP Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Business Environment paper Business Environment Principles of Accounting Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CCP Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Principles of Accounting paper Principles of Accounting Public Finance and Taxation Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CCP Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Credit Risk Management paper Credit Risk Management PART II INTERMEDIATE SECTION 3 Company Law Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CCP Advanced Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Credit Governance and Compliance paper Credit Governance and Compliance Financial Management Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CCP Advanced Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Financial Statements Analysis for Credit Managers paper Financial Statements Analysis for Credit Managers Marketing and Public Relations Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CCP Advanced Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Collections Management paper Collections Management SECTION 4 Law Governing Credit Practice Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CCP Advanced Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Credit Governance and Compliance paper Corporate Credit Analysis Management Information Systems Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CCP Advanced Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Corporate Credit Analysis paper Quantitative Analysis Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CCP Advanced Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Corporate Credit Analysis paper PART III ADVANCED SECTION 5 Strategy, Governance and Ethics Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Leadership and Management paper Leadership and Management Banking Law and Practice Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Advanced Collections Management paper Advanced Credit Risk Management Credit Management in the Financial Sector Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Advanced Credit Risk Management paper Advanced Collections Management SECTION 6 Debt Recovery Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Debt Recovery Management paper Debt Recovery Management Corporate Lending Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Advanced Credit Risk Management paper Credit Practice Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and graduate unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 5 or Section 6. Fail → To sit for Advanced Credit Risk Management paper CERTIFIED INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGISTS (CICT) AND CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS EXPERT (CISSE) BROAD TRANSITION GUIDELINES FOR DICT STUDENTS (a) A candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CICT Part I will proceed to CISSE Intermediate Level. (b) A candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CICT Part II will proceed to CISSE Advanced Level. (c) A candidate who will have passed all the six (6) papers in CICT Part III except the Project will be allowed to complete the CICT Project and graduate as a CICT graduate. Similarly, candidates who will be undertaking the CICT project by August 2021 to be allowed to complete and graduate as a CICT graduate. However, this specific provision to run for one year up to and including the August 2022 sitting, after which those who will not have completed the CICT Part III and/or the CICT Project will be transited to CISSE under the other general guidelines. (d) A candidate without any passed unit in either CICT Parts I, II or III to transfer to CISSE as a new student in the equivalent Level to the Part they were in. (e) A candidate with a referral in any of the papers in CICT Parts I, II or III will transfer the referral to the equivalent paper(s) in the CISSE syllabus or otherwise as explained in the specific transition guidelines below. CICT Specific CISSE PART 1 FOUNDATION SECTION 1 Introduction to Computing Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CISSE Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Computing Systems Computing Systems Computer Applications - Practical Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CISSE Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Computer Information Systems Applications Computer Information Systems Applications Entrepreneurship and Communication Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CISSE Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Communication Skills and Ethics for Information Systems Communication Skills and Ethics in Information Systems SECTION 2 Operating Systems - Practical Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CISSE Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To be advised Principles of Accounting Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CISSE Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To be advised Entrepreneurship and Innovation Computer Support and Maintenance Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CISSE Intermediate Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 1 or Section 2. Fail → To sit for Information Systems Support and Integration Information Systems Support and Integration PART II INTERMEDIATE SECTION 3 Database systems Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CISSE Advanced Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Data Management Information Systems Data Management Information Systems CERTIFIED INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGISTS (CICT) AND CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS EXPERT (CISSE) Systems Analysis and Design Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CISSE Advanced Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Programming and Systems Analysis and Design Programming and Systems Analysis and Design Structured Programming Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CISSE Advanced Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Programming and Systems Analysis and Design Research and Project Management SECTION 4 Object Oriented Programming Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CISSE Advanced Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Programming and Systems Analysis and Design Information Systems Strategy, Governance and Ethics Web Design and e-Commerce Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CISSE Advanced Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Research and Project Management Research and Project Management Data Communication and Computer Networks - Practical Pass/Previous Credit→ Credit to be retained and proceed to CISSE Advanced Level unless has referrals in any other paper in Section 3 or Section 4. Fail → To sit for Networking and Data Communication Networking and Data Communication PART III ADVANCED SECTION 5 Strategy, Governance and Ethics - Candidates with any referrals in CICT Part III, except the ICT Project, to transit to CISSE Advanced Level and select an elective. - Candidates who will have finished the six papers in CICT Part III to be allowed to proceed and do the ICT Project under CICT and graduate. However, the project to be completed by 31 August 2022 otherwise they transit as above and select an elective under CISSE Advanced Level. - Candidates already undertaking their ICT Project in CICT to be granted an opportunity to finish their project by 31 August 2022, otherwise they also transit to CISSE and select an elective. ELECTIVE AREAS ELECTIVE I: Big Data Management and Analytics (i) Big Data management (ii) Big Data Analytics ELECTIVE II: Networking and Information Systems Security (i) Networking and Telecommunications (ii) Information Systems Security Project Software Engineering Mobile Application Development SECTION 6 Systems Security Information Systems Project Management Research Methods 7. EXEMPTIONS SCHEDULE I – kasneb GRADUATES REGISTERING FOR OTHER kasneb QUALIFICATIONS I. CAMS GRADUATES REGISTERING FOR ATD PAPERS LEVEL I EXEMPTIONS TO CAMS GRADUATES ENTERING ATD NEW SYLLABUS OLD SYLLABUS Introduction to Financial Accounting Exempt Exempt Introduction to Law and Ethics Exempt Exempt Entrepreneurship and Communication Exempt Exempt Information Communication Technology Exempt Exempt II. DIPLOMA GRADUATES REGISTERING FOR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (a) Diploma Graduates registering for CPA PAPERS FOUNDATION ATD NEW SYLLABUS OLD SYLLABUS DDMA/DCNSA DICT (PHASED OUT) DCM (PHASED OUT) Financial Accounting Exempt Exempt Introduction to Law and Governance Exempt Exempt Exempt Communication Skills Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Economics Exempt Exempt Quantitative Analysis Exempt Exempt Information Communication Technology Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt (b) Diploma Graduates registering for CS PAPERS FOUNDATION ATD NEW SYLLABUS OLD SYLLABUS DDMA/ DCNSA DICT (PHASED OUT) DCM (PHASED OUT) Management Principles and Practice Introduction to Law and Governance Exempt Exempt Exempt Communication Skills and Records Management Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Human Resources Management Principles of Accounting and Taxation Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Information Communication Technology Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt (c) Diploma Graduates registering for CIFA PAPERS FOUNDATION ATD NEW SYLLABUS OLD SYLLABUS DDMA/DCNSA DICT (PHASED OUT) DCM (PHASED OUT) Financial Accounting Exempt Exempt Professional Ethics and Governance Regulation of Financial Markets Economics Exempt Exempt Quantitative Analysis Exempt Exempt Introduction to Finance and Investments Exempt Exempt (d) Diploma Graduates registering for CCP PAPERS FOUNDATION NEW SYLLABUS ATD OLD SYLLABUS DDMA/ DCNSA DICT (PHASED OUT) DCM (PHASED OUT) Credit Management Exempt Introduction to Law and Ethics Exempt Exempt Exempt Communication and Customer Relations Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Business Environment Exempt Exempt Principles of Accounting Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Credit Risk Management (e) Diploma Graduates registering for CISSE PAPERS FOUNDATION NEW SYLLABUS ATD OLD SYLLABUS DDMA/DCNSA DICT (PHASED OUT) DCM (PHASED OUT) Computing Systems Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Information Systems Support and Integration Exempt Exempt Communication Skills and Ethics in Information Systems Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Computer Information Systems Applications Exempt Exempt Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt INTERMEDIATE Data Management Information Systems Exempt for DDMA Networking and Data Communication Exempt for DCNSA III. EXEMPTIONS FOR GRADUATES OF PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (a) Other professional qualification graduates moving to CPA PAPERS FOUNDATION CS NEW OLD CIFA NEW OLD CCP NEW OLD CISSE CICT Financial Accounting Exempt Exempt Introduction to Law and Governance Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Communication Skills Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Economics Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Quantitative Analysis Exempt Exempt Exempt Information Communication Technology Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt INTERMEDIATE Company Law Exempt Exempt Exempt Financial Management Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Financial Reporting and Analysis Auditing and Assurance Management Accounting Public Finance and Taxation Exempt Exempt Exempt ADVANCED Leadership and Management Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Advanced Financial Reporting Advanced Financial Management Exempt Exempt (b) Other professional qualification graduates moving to CS PAPERS FOUNDATION CPA NEW OLD CIFA NEW OLD CCP NEW OLD CISSE CICT Management Principles and Practice Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Introduction to Law and Governance Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Communication Skills and Records Management Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Human Resources Management Principles of Accounting and Taxation Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Information Communication Technology Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt INTERMEDIATE Company Law Exempt Exempt Exempt Financial Markets and Specialised Institutions Exempt Exempt ADVANCED Finance for Decision Making Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt (c) Other professional graduates moving to CIFA PAPERS FOUNDATION CPA NEW OLD CS NEW OLD CCP NEW OLD CISSE CICT Financial Accounting Exempt Exempt Professional Ethics and Governance Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Regulation of Financial Markets Exempt Exempt Economics Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Quantitative Analysis Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Introduction to Finance and Investments Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt INTERMEDIATE Public Finance and Taxation Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Corporate Finance Exempt Exempt Financial Statements Analysis Exempt Exempt Exempt ADVANCED Leadership and Management Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt (d) Other professional graduates moving to CCP PAPERS FOUNDATION CPA NEW OLD CS NEW OLD CIFA NEW OLD CISSE CICT Credit Management Introduction to Law and Governance Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Communication and Customer Relations Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Business Environment Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Principles of Accounting Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Credit Risk Management INTERMEDIATE Credit Governance and Compliance Financial Statements Analysis for Credit Managers Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Collections Management Corporate Credit Analysis ADVANCED Leadership and Management Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt (e) Other professional graduates moving to CISSE PAPERS FOUNDATION CPA NEW OLD CS NEW OLD CIFA NEW OLD CCP NEW OLD CICT Computing Systems Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Information Systems Support and Integration Exempt Communication Skills and Ethics in Information Systems Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Computer Information Systems Applications Exempt Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt INTERMEDIATE Information Systems Strategy, Governance and Ethics Exempt Data Management Information Systems Exempt Research and Project Management Exempt Exempt Networking and Data Communication Exempt Programming and Systems Analysis Design Exempt 8. EXEMPTIONS SCHEDULE II – EXEMPTIONS TO HOLDERS OF UNIVERSITY DEGREES AND OTHER NON-kasneb QUALIFICATIONS I. EXEMPTIONS FOR HOLDERS OF VARIOUS UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY DEGREES DEGREE SPECIALISATION (CORE AREA) EXEMPTIONS CPA CS CIFA CCP CISSE 1. Accounting FOUNDATION LEVEL - Financial Accounting - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills - Economics - Quantitative Analysis - Information Communication Technology Note: Exemptions in Intermediate Level will be considered based on each individual university’s curriculum, credits to kasneb graduates by the university and a signed MoU FOUNDATION - Management Principles and Practice - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - Principles of Accounting and Taxation - Human Resource Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Financial Accounting - Professional Ethics and Governance - Regulation of Financial Markets - Economics - Quantitative Analysis - Introduction to Finance and Investments FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment - Principles of Accounting FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 2. Finance including International Business Administration (Finance) and Micro Finance FOUNDATION LEVEL - Financial Accounting - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills - Economics - Quantitative Analysis - Information Communication Technology Note: Exemptions in Intermediate Level will be considered based on each individual university’s curriculum, credits to kasneb graduates by the university and a signed MoU FOUNDATION - Management Principles and Practice - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - Principles of Accounting and Taxation - Human Resource Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Financial Accounting - Professional Ethics and Governance - Regulation of Financial Markets - Economics - Quantitative Analysis - Introduction to Finance and Investments FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment - Principles of Accounting FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation DEGREE SPECIALISATION (CORE AREA) EXEMPTIONS CPA CS CIFA CCP CISSE 3. Operations research/ operations management/ management science FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills - Economics - Quantitative Analysis - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Economics - Quantitative Analysis FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment - Principles of Accounting FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 4. Mathematics/ Statistics FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills - Quantitative Analysis - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Quantitative Analysis FOUNDATION - Communication and Customer Relations FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 5. Law (without post graduate diploma) FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills - Information Communication Technology INTERMEDIATE LEVEL - Company Law Refer to Exemptions Schedule III FOUNDATION - Regulation of Financial Markets FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 6. Law (with post graduate diploma) FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills - Information Communication Technology INTERMEDIATE LEVEL - Company Law Refer to Exemptions Schedule III FOUNDATION - Regulation of Financial Markets FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations - Principles of Accounting FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 7. Education FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills - Economics - Information Communication Technology Nb: BEd (Business studies) to be exempted also in Financial Accounting FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology Nb: BEd (Business studies) to be exempted in Financial Accounting FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment - Principles of Accounting (for Bed Business Studies) FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation DEGREE SPECIALISATION (CORE AREA) EXEMPTIONS CPA CS CIFA CCP CISSE 8. Economics including BA (Economics), Economics and Finance, Financial Economics FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills - Economics - Information Communication Technology - Quantitative Analysis FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Economics - Quantitative Analysis - Introduction to Finance and Investments (for Economics and Finance option and Financial Economics option only) FOUNDATION - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 9. Economics and statistics FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills - Economics - Quantitative Analysis - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Economics - Quantitative Analysis FOUNDATION - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 10. Credit management FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills - Economics - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Economics FOUNDATION - Credit Management - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment - Principles of Accounting - Credit Risk Management FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 11. Management/ human resource management/ marketing/public relations FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills - Economics - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Management Principles and Practice - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - Principles of Accounting and Taxation - Human Resource Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Economics FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment - Principles of Accounting FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation DEGREE SPECIALISATION (CORE AREA) EXEMPTIONS CPA CS CIFA CCP CISSE 12. Arts (excluding BA Economics) FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Communication and Customer Relations FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics for information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 13. Actuarial science FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills - Introduction to Law and Governance - Economics - Quantitative Analysis - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Economics - Quantitative Analysis - Introduction to Finance and Investments FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment - Principles of Accounting FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 14.Purchasing and supplies management FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills - Economics - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Management Principles and Practice - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Economics FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment - Principles of Accounting FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 15. Financial engineering FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills - Economics - Quantitative Analysis - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Economics - Quantitative Analysis - Introduction to Finance and Investments FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment - Principles of Accounting FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 16. ICT/Computer Science/ Management Information Systems FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Communication and Customer Relations FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Information Systems Support and Integration - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Information Systems Applications - Entrepreneurship and innovation DEGREE SPECIALISATION (CORE AREA) EXEMPTIONS CPA CS CIFA CCP CISSE 17. Real estate/Land Economics FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills - Economics - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Economics FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 18. Hospitality/ Tourism Management FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Communication and Customer Relations FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 19. Project Planning and Management FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Communication and Customer Relations FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 19. Agri-business management FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills - Economics - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Management Principles and Practice - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Economics FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment - Principles of Accounting FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation 21. Entrepreneurship FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Communication and Customer Relations - Business Environment FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation DEGREE SPECIALISATION (CORE AREA) EXEMPTIONS CPA CS CIFA CCP CISSE 22.Mass Communication FOUNDATION LEVEL - - Communication Skills - - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION LEVEL - Communication Skills and Records Management - Information Communication Technology FOUNDATION - Communication and Customer Relations FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation II. EXEMPTIONS FOR HOLDERS OF OTHER QUALIFICATIONS QUALIFICATION EXEMPTIONS CPA CS CIFA CCP CISSE Diploma in Accounting/ Business Administration/ Banking/ Purchasing and Supplies (KNEC/ KIM/Universities) FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management FOUNDATION FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems Diploma in Management/ human resource management FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills FOUNDATION - Management Principles and Practice - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - Human resource management (for HRM diplomas only) FOUNDATION FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics for information systems Kenya School of Law – Diploma in Law FOUNDATION LEVEL - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication Skills and Records Management - FOUNDATION - Introduction to Law and Governance - Communication and Customer Relations FOUNDATION - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) - Communication Skills - Introduction to Law and Governance - Information Communication Technology - Leadership and Management - Management Principles and Practice - Communication Skills and Records Management - Introduction to Law and Governance - Human Resource Management - Information Communication Technology - Principles of Accounting and Taxation Leadership and Management - Communication and Customer Relations - Introduction to Law and Governance - Principles of Accounting - Leadership and Management - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation QUALIFICATION EXEMPTIONS CPA CS CIFA CCP CISSE Diploma in Tax Administration (KESRA) - Communication Skills - Information Communication Technology - Public Finance and Taxation - Communication Skills and Records Management - Principles of Accounting and Taxation - Information Communication Technology - - Communication and Customer Relations - Principles of Accounting - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation ACCA Diploma in Accounting - Financial Accounting - Communication Skills - Information Communication Technology - Communication Skills and Records - Principles of Accounting and Taxation - Information Communication Technology - Financial Accounting - Communication and Customer Relations - Principles of Accounting - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems ACCA Professional Qualification - Financial Accounting - Communication Skills - Quantitative Analysis - Information Communication Technology - Financial Management - Financial Reporting and Analysis - Auditing and Assurance - Management Accounting - Management Principles and Practice - Communication Skills and Records Management - Principles of Accounting and Taxation - Information Communication Technology - Finance for Decision Making - Financial Accounting - Quantitative Analysis - Introduction to Finance and Investments - Financial Statements Analysis - Corporate Finance - Communication and Customer Relations - Principles of Accounting - Financial Statements Analysis for Credit Managers - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation ICSA/Chartered Governance Institute (UK) - Communication Skills - Information Communication Technology - Leadership and Management - Management Principles and Practice - Communication Skills and Records Management - Principles of Accounting and Taxation - Human Resource Management - Information Communication Technology - Leadership and Management - Communication and Customer Relations - Principles of Accounting - Leadership and Management - Computing Systems - Communication Skills and Ethics in information systems - Entrepreneurship and innovation Certified Procurement and Supplies Professional (CPSP-K) – KISM/KISEB - Information Communication Technology - Leadership and Management - Management Principles and Practice - Information Communication Technology - Leadership and Management - Leadership and Management - Computing Systems III. EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE CFFE QUALIFICATION Holders of recognised undergraduate degrees or professional qualifications in accounting and related areas will be exempted in the following papers provided they have covered the content exhaustively: • MODULE ONE : Introduction to Forensic Accounting and Audit. : Overview of the legal and justice system Holders of recognised undergraduate degrees in law will be exempted in the following papers: • MODULE ONE: Overview of the legal and justice system • MODULE TWO: Principles of Law of Evidence and the Trial Process. NOTE: 1. A complete application for exemptions should comprise the application form, transcripts, certificates and requisite fee. 2. Other qualifications including post-graduate qualifications and degrees from universities based outside Kenya will be considered on a case by case basis. However, exemptions for these qualifications will still be limited to the Foundation Level except as specified in the above schedules. 3. Holders of foreign qualifications will also be required to attach a letter of recognition of their qualifications in Kenya issued by the Commission for University Education (CUE). A list of foreign universities for which letters of recognition have already been submitted to kasneb is available on the kasneb website www.kasneb.or.ke. 4. Other qualifications will be included in the schedules as applications are received from students. 9. EXEMPTION SCHEDULE III: EXEMPTIONS FOR LLB FINALISTS AND ADVOCATES New CS Syllabus FOUNDATION LEVEL LLB graduates (Fresh, without post graduate diploma) Advocates (Below 5 years’ experience) Advocates (Above 5 years but below 10 years’ experience) Advocates 10 years’ experience and above Management Principles and Practice Exempted• Exempted Exempted• Exempted• Communication Skills and Records Management Exempted• Exempted Exempted• • Exempted• Introduction to Law and Governance Exempted• Exempted Exempted• Exempted• Principles of Accounting and Taxation To sit Exempted Exempted• Exempted• Human Resources Management Human Resources Management Exempted Exempted• Exempted• Information Communication Technology Exempted Exempted Exempted• Exempted• INTERMEDIATE LEVEL Company Law Exempted• Exempted Exempted• Exempted• Public Sector Governance, Policy and Administration Public Sector Governance, Policy and Administration Public Sector Governance, Policy and Administration Public Sector Governance, Policy and Administration Public Sector Governance, Policy and Administration New CS Syllabus LLB graduates (Fresh, without post graduate diploma) Advocates (Below 5 years’ experience) Advocates (Above 5 years but below 10 years’ experience) Advocates 10 years’ experience and above Meetings, Compliance and Administration Meetings, Compliance and Administration Meetings, Compliance and Administration Meetings, Compliance and Administration Meetings, Compliance and Administration Financial Markets and Specialised Institutions Financial Markets and Specialised Institutions Financial Markets and Specialised Institutions Financial Markets and Specialised Institutions Exempted Corporate Governance and Ethics Corporate Governance and Ethics Corporate Governance and Ethics Corporate Governance and Ethics Corporate Governance and Ethics Research, Consultancy and Advisory Research, Consultancy and Advisory Research, Consultancy and Advisory Exempted Exempted• ADVANCED LEVEL New CS Syllabus LLB graduates (Fresh, without post graduate diploma) Advocates (Below 5 years’ experience) Advocates (Above 5 years but below 10 years’ experience) Advocates 10 years’ experience and above Strategic Management Strategic Management Strategic Management Exempted Exempted• Finance for Decision Making Finance for Decision Making Finance for Decision Making Finance for Decision Making Exempted• Governance and Compliance Audit Governance and Compliance Audit Governance and Compliance Audit Governance and Compliance Audit Governance and Compliance Audit Boardroom Dynamics Boardroom Dynamics Boardroom Dynamics Boardroom Dynamics Boardroom Dynamics Research Project/ Workshops on Research Research Project/ Workshops Research Project/ Workshops Exempted• Exempted• Total Exemptions 5 7 10 12 10. SUMMARY OF KEY POLICY CHANGES UNDER THE REVISED SYLLABUSES – WITH EFFECT FROM 1 JULY 2021 The following Policy Changes were approved by the Board in June 2021 to ensure a smooth roll-out of the revised syllabuses and enhance service delivery to kasneb students, training institutions and other stakeholders. 1. The credit retention rule has been revised. Credits will be retained for the candidate without withdrawal as long as the paper where credit has been earned or its equivalent remains in the syllabus. 2. The number of examination sittings has been revised upwards from two (2) sittings to three (3) sittings per year. The standard sittings will be in April, August and December. Before selecting their preferred sittings, candidates are advised to carefully assess their ability to prepare for the examinations based on number of papers to sit and available preparation period. 3. The Certificate in Accounting and Management Skills (CAMS) course will now be fully tuition based. Continuous assessment tests (CATs) will account for 15% of the total score in the final results. Students must attend tuition in an accredited institution or an institution which has already applied for accreditation by kasneb. CAT marks will not be accepted from non-accredited institutions. 4. Students applying for exemptions may choose to either pay exemption fees for all the papers for which they have been exempted in the examination, or pay for the exempted papers under each level as they attempt the examination. 5. Persons with disability will be granted a 25% discount on registration fees provided they attach a copy of their membership card to the National Council for Persons with Disability (NCPWD) in Kenya or its equivalent in a foreign country where the candidate is based. 6. Certificate storage fees have been capped at Sh. 5,000. 7. Candidates will not be allowed to change examination centres without prior written approval from kasneb. 8. Other personal digital assistants including laptops, iPads, programmable watches and similar electronic gadgets have been banned from the examinations room in addition to mobile phones. 9. Examination fees will be payable per paper provided that: (a) For vocational, certificate, diploma and post-professional specialization courses, candidates shall be required to book for all papers not passed in a module or level together including the first attempt. (b) At professional level, candidates shall be required to book for at least three (3) papers in a level, except where the papers in the level, or those not passed are less than three (3). Students are however advised to select the number of papers to sit based on their assessment of ability to adequately prepare for the examinations. 10. Under-age candidates registering with birth certificates will be required to submit their national identification card/passport details within three months of receipt. 11. The entry requirements for the various qualifications are as follows: (a) Vocational courses: KCSE certificate (b) Certificate course (CAMS): KCSE D plain or a vocational certificate (c) Diploma programmes: KCSE C- or CAMS certificate or any other certificate from a recognized institution. (d) Professional courses: KCSE C+, kasneb Diploma programmes or any other diploma from a recognized institution. (e) Post-professional specialization course: kasneb professional qualification, university degree or any other equivalent qualification. 12. Registration fees paid and applied to register the student will not be refunded. Registration fees may however be transferred to another kasneb qualification as per the existing policy provided the transfer is undertaken within thirty (30) days of initial registration. 13. Examination fees once paid are not refundable unless in cases of withdrawal as per existing policy. Examination fees may however be deferred as per the existing policy provisions. CONTACTS KASNEB Towers, Off Hospital Road (Near Kenyatta National Hospital, next to Real Insurance) P.O. Box 41362 00100 Nairobi, Kenya info@kasneb.or.ke 020-4923-000, +254 722 201 214 KASNEBOfficial @KASNEBOfficial www.kasneb.or.ke 58

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