How To Replace a Lost KCSE and KCPE Certificates in Kenya



If you have lost your KCPE or KCSE certificate, don’t worry, you can replace them within the shortest time possible. Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) is mandated with the responsibility of replacing your lost certificates.

Below are simple steps to follow in order to replace your certificate.


Before applying for the replacement, ensure you possess the following documents

  1. Your name
    2. School/college/examination centre
    3. Name of examination and year sat for
    4. Full index number and month series
    5. National ID/passport number/birth certificate
    6. Your address, telephone number, fax number, email address
    7. Your signature

Also you must possess the documents:

  1. Copy of certificate(s) or result slip(s)
    2. Police abstract indicating loss of the certificate(s) – ORIGINAL COPY
    3. Recommendation letters addressed to KNEC
    – From head-teacher of the school attended – ORIGINAL COPY
    – From CDE/DEO for private candidates or those whose schools have closed down – ORIGINAL COPY
    – From employer – ORIGINAL COPY
    4. Sworn legal affidavit on identity of applicant – ORIGINAL COPY
    5. Copy of national ID/passport/birth certificate


  • Names on national ID must tally with those used during the examination.
  • Applicants who have legally changed their names must attach the legal documents used to change the name.
  1. KNEC bank deposit slip is available in the following banks: (Equity, Co-operative bank of Kenya, National bank of Kenya and Kenya Commercial Bank) – ORIGINAL COPY

Payment of the replacement certificate involves a non-refundable fee of shs.5800 per certificate


  • KNEC does NOT accept cheques.
  • Deposit bank slips MUST be presented within 12 months from the date of deposit.

If you have secured all the above details and relevant documents stated above, download the


Carefully fill in the details required and attach the relevant documents to accompany the form and send them to the below postal address:

Council secretary/Chief Executive,
Kenya National Examinations Council,
P.O Box 73598-00200,
City Square, Nairobi.


If you urgently require a recommendation letter from KNEC indicating that you once possessed certificates which are now lost, make sure you visit your former schools for recommendation letters, which you will then present at KNEC offices for a letter. The letters must be accompanied by your National Identity Card.

After presenting the letters and your details are verified, you will wait for at most two weeks to receive a letter from KNEC.In most cases, the letter is directly sent to your prospective employer.




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