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Members of the Institute, currently standing at about four thousand (4,000), are trained and competent on matters of governance, corporate secretarial practice, compliance, management, administration, advisory, consultancy, corporate recovery, and insolvency.  


The membership qualifications are prescribed under Section 20 of the Certified Public Secretaries Act, Cap 534 of the Laws of Kenya that a person is qualified to be registered as a Certified Public Secretary if he/she:

a) Has been awarded by the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) a certificate designated the final certificate of Certified Public Secretaries Examinations;
b) Holds a qualification approved by the Registration of Certified Public Secretaries Board (RCPSB);
c) Was on June 30, 2002 both a citizen of Kenya and a member of the professional body known as The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators;
d) Was on June 30, 2002 both ordinarily resident in Kenya and a member of the professional body known as The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators;
e) Was on 1 November 1989 registered as an Accountant under section 24(1) of the Accountant Act; or
f) Was on 30 June 2002 an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

Membership benefits and opportunities include:

  • Use of the internationally recognized Certified Secretary “CS” designation.
  • Company Secretaries in line with the requirements of the Companies Act No 17 of 2015
  • Secretaries to the County Public Service Board in line with the provision of the County Governments Act, 2012.
  • Secretaries to the Boards of the Cities and Urban areas in line with the provision of the County Governments Act, 2012.
  • Corporation Secretaries in line with provisions of the Code of Governance for State Corporations (Mwongozo).
  • Corporate Secretaries to Saccos, Trusts, Universities, NGOs, Societies, etc.
  • Governance Auditors for State Corporations in line with provisions of Mwongozo.
  • Governance Auditors of Issuers of Securities to the Public in line with provisions of the Code of Governance for issuers of Securities to the Public.
  • Governance Auditors for Pensions Schemes, Sacco Societies and other entities.
  • Governance Advisors and Trainers.
  • Board Evaluators.
  • Access to cutting edge knowledge in their field of specialization through our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes.
  • Discounts on professional trainings offered by the Institute
  • Serving in Public and Private Institutions Boards.
  • Serving in Committees of the Council.
  • Facilitating Trainings and Consultancies on behalf of the Institute.
  • Access to Institute’s Publications such as the Governance Journal and regular electronic updates on current and conventional issues.
  • Access to the Institute’s Medical Scheme.
  • Inclusion in our databank for job opportunities.
  • Access to technical support on professional matters.
  • Opportunities for participation in international programmes organized by Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) and interaction with the global business community.
  • Access to ICPSK library resources.
  • Membership of the ICPSK Sacco Society Limited
  • Membership of the ICPSK Benevolent Fund.
  • Opportunity for linkages with other members and professionals to enhance networking and contribute to national development.
  • Opportunity to publish articles on the Governance Journal.
The CPS examination in Kenya is administered by KASNEB. In order to register as a KASNEB student a candidate is required to possess the following minimum qualifications:
a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with an aggregate of at least C Plus (C+) provided the applicant has obtained a minimum grade of C Plus (C+) in both English and Mathematics.
b) KASNEB technical or professional examination certificates.
c) A degree from recognized Institutions. (Exemptions may be granted to holders of degrees, diplomas and certificates from recognised universities, polytechnics, other institutions of higher learning and other examination bodies in East Africa).
d) Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KASNEB and other examination bodies in East Africa.
Persons holding diplomas, degrees, or other professional qualifications can apply to kasneb for exemptions in some exams.
Qualified persons who wish to register as members are required to apply through the Registration of Certified Public Secretaries Board (RCPSB). Members who desire to practice are required to obtain a practicing certificate issued by RCPSB, after meeting the prerequisite requirements which among other things include being members of the Institute in good standing for at least two years.
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