KASNEB Certified Public Accountants (CPA)


The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination is intended for those students who wish to qualify and work as professional accountants, auditors, finance managers, tax specialists and financial consultants.

Holders of final CPA certificate are eligible for admission to pursue Masters and other higher degrees in reputable universities all over the world.

At Oshwal College you will develop a range of skills and knowledge which will enable you to work in any aspect of finance, creating a world of opportunities for your future.

The CPA Examination is held twice yearly in June and December. The examination is divided into three parts each comprising two sections, making a total of six sections in all. A student may attempt two sections of a part together or separately in the ascending order but before proceeding to the next part, a candidate must pass the lower part.

Entry Requirements

  • KCSE mean grade C+ with a minimum grade C+ in both English and Mathematics.
  • Advanced education (A level) certificate with 2 principal passes and credits in Mathematics and English at secondary education level.
  • KASNEB technician or professional examination certificate.
  • A degree from a recognised university.
  • Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KASNEB.

Course Structure


Section 1

  • Financial Accounting
  • Commercial Law
  • Entrepreneurship and Communication

Section 2

  • Economics
  • Management Accounting
  • Public Finance and Taxation


Section 3

  • Company Law
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting

Section 4

  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Quantitative Analysis


Section 5

  • Strategy, Governance and Ethics
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Management

Section 6

  • Advanced Public Finance and Taxation
  • Advanced Auditing and Assurance
  • Advanced Financial Reporting

Initial student registration deadlines

  • 15th August for December exams.
  • 15th February for June exams.

Note: Late registration may be accepted up to one month after the normal closing date on payment of late registration fee, which is an additional 50% of the normal registration fee.

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