How To Easily Register a TVET Institution In Kenya 2023

TVET Institution Registration in Kenya

How can I start and register my Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College/Institute in Kenya?.

Here is an easy step by step guide on how to register a TVET Institution in Kenya and a list of all the requirements for one to register a TVET school in the country.

For one to run a TVET Institution in Kenya smoothly, they are required to register the institution to the TVET Authority.

The registration process and application can all be accessed online and make the registration process easier and faster.

If you own a TVET installation or you want to start a Technical Training Institute in Kenya such as a;

A National Polytechnic

A Teacher Training College

A Technical and Vocational College

Or a Vocational Training Center

In this article, we have provided an easy guide to follow to successfully register your institution in the country.

Before getting started with your technical institution registration process online, below are the requirements of registering a TVET school in Kenya.

Technical Training Institution (TVET) Registration Requirements:

Copy of KRA PIN for the Director(s)

Copy of ID for the Director(s)

Dully filled and signed BN2 form

Reserved business name search

Invoice for the name search

Applicable Registration fee

If you are in possession of all the above listed requirements.

Here is how you can be able to register a Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institution in Kenya.

TVET Institutions Registration Process:

  • The first step is to perform a name search from the Registrar of companies, this can be done through the eCitizen Website.
  • The next step is to obtain a letter of no objection on suitability of the name from TVETA (TVET Authority).
  • Register the Business name with the office of the Registrar of Companies, this process can also easily be done through the eCitizen Platform.
  • Once done, simply download the TVETA Application Forms for Accreditation of Institution, Trainer, Manager, Approval of Programs, Foreign Institution and Checklist.
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(Use this link to access and download the above application forms –

  • The next step is to submit the complete application documents to TVETA Offices, the offices are located in Utalii House 8th floor.

(Or email it to – [email protected])

  • The documents submitted will be carefully reviewed and approved.
  • Once approved, you will be required to pay the amount via M-Pesa or TVETA KCB Bank Account.

The amount of money you will pay will vary depending on various factors.

  • Once you have completed this process successfully, you will complete a duplicate application form which will serve as an evidence of submitting your application, then you should receive an acknowledgement letter.
  • After finishing the process, the premises of the TVET Institution will be scheduled for inspection by qualified officers.
  • The respective representatives or officers will then prepare an inspection report which will be presented to TVETA Board for review
  • The usual resolution of the TVETA Board based on reports could include;

Approval of the registration and licensing of the institution immediately

Reject of the application

Request the Institution to improve within a period of six months

  • From the date of the application submission and report, it may take around 3 or less months for the results to be released from the TVETA Board.

The Board will always keep a register of every approved and accredited institution in the country.

  • A Training License will be issued to the institution by the TVETA, including a Registration Certificate.
  • Congratulations! You have now acquired a Technical Training License and the TVET Institution is now a registered and approved Technical Training Institute.
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Below are the expected charges and fees that may apply during this process.

Institution Inspection for Registration fees:

  • National Polytechnics

Fee: KSh.30,000

  • Teacher Training Colleges

Fee: KSh.30,000

  • Technical and Vocational Colleges

Fee: KSh.20,000

  • Vocational Training Centers

Fees: KSh.5,000

Fees for Accreditation of any Additional Local Programs:

  • Trade Test

Fee: KSh.3,000

  • Craft

Fee: KSh.5,000

  • Diploma

Fee: KSh.5,000

  • Higher/Advanced Diploma

Fee: KSh.5,000

  • Artisan

Fee: KSh.3,000

Below is how to make your payments using mobile money, MPESA and through the Bank.

TVET Registration Payment Via M-PESA:

Open MPESA menu

Select Lipa na M-Pesa

Select the Pay Bill option

Enter Business Number as: 894135

Enter your Full Name as the Account Number

Enter the required amount of money to pay

Enter your MPESA PIN and press OK

You will receive a confirmation message.

For bank payments, follow the easy steps below.

TVET Registration Payment Via Bank:

KCB Bank

A/C Name: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority

A/C No.: 1212502450

Bank: Kenya Commercial Bank

Branch: Kipande House

Once done with the enter process, the TVET Institution is now officially an Accredit Institution in Kenya.

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