Becoming a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CPA-K holder is one of the professional attainments that allows one to work in different positions including a finance manager, accountant, tax specialist, auditor, and financial consultant. It takes approximately one and half years to complete the coursework for CPA and one year for practical experience. Also, the total cost of becoming a CPA is relatively low. ENROLL TODAY!! at RCM Online College

Education Requirements for Enrollment For CPA

To register for CPA a student has to provide evidence of one of the following education qualifications.

  • An aggregate of grade C+ (C plus) or its equivalent in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination
  • A degree from a recognized university.
  • Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with at least two Principal passes provided that the applicant has credits in Mathematics and English at Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) level or equivalent qualifications.
  • KASNEB diploma, technician or, professional examination certificate.
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination grade C in 6 papers with C in both Mathematics and English.
  • Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KASNEB.
  • Diploma examinations

Other requirements for enrollment/ registration for CPA

  • A copy of your ID card
  • Recent passport-size photos (2)
  • Copy of the ID

 CPA Examination Structure

CPA new syllabus exams are administered at the following levels:

Foundation Level

Intermediate Level

Advanced Level

Compulsory papers

Specialization papers

Practical Paper

Note: One has to pass one level to proceed to the next. ENROLL at RCM Online College to ensure you excel in your exams and get skills that will ensure your competency in this demanding profession.

Timeline for Completing CPA

KASNEB administers CPA at the Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. On average, it takes 6 months to complete one level. Therefore, it can take one and half years to complete all three levels and an additional year for practical/ internship experience.

Cost of Doing CPA in Kenya

The cost of doing a CPA course in Kenya comprises different components including fees for classes, registration, and exam fees.

Registration Fees for CPA

  • Registration fees (inclusive of student ID fee)- Ksh.7500
  • Annual registration renewal fees- Ksh.1,600 (Payable annually by July 1st)
  • Registration reactivation fees -Ksh.4000 (applicable to students whose membership has lapsed)
  • Student identity card replacement fees- Ksh.500

Note: student membership lapses after failed annual renewal for three consecutive years.

CPA Examination Fees

  • Foundation- Ksh.1400/ $27 (per paper)
  • Intermediate- Ksh.2400/ $45 (per paper)
  • Advanced – Ksh.3600/ $65 (per paper)
  • Practical paper (Business & Data analytics) – Ksh.7500/ $125
  • Fee charges for enrollment for classes

At RCM Online College we charge pocket-friendly rates for our full-time students. We also offer a block revision program for our part-time students that need assistance revising for exams.

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