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TVET Institution Registration Requirements and Procedure

The Technical and vocational Training institution (TVET) continues to empower many school leaving students with necessary skills in Kenya in the technical sector. This article will give you more insights on the necessary requirements and TVET registration process you need to follow to get your institution approved.

Before you can go ahead and register a Technical and Vocational Training Institution (TVET) make sure you have the following in place.

Requirements For TVET Institution Registration
  1. Reserved business name search
  2.  Invoice for the name search
  3. Copy of KRA PIN for the Director(s)
  4. Copy of ID for the Director(s)
  5. Dully filled and signed BN2 form
  6. Registration fee
TVET Institution Registration Procedure
  1. Undertake a business name search from the Registrar of companies via eCitizen platform
  2. Obtain a ‘letter of no objection’ on suitability of the name from TVETA
  3. Register the Business name with the office of the Registrar of Companies. This can easily be done via Ecitizen.
  4. Download the TVETA application forms for accreditation of institution, manager, trainer, approval of programs, foreign institution and checklist here
  5. Submit complete application documents to TVETA offices located at Utalii House 8th floor
  6. An accreditation officer will check the documents and compute the amount to be paid
  7. You will then be required to pay the amount through M-Pesa or TVETA KCB bank account
  8. After making payment, the applicant should complete a registration form in duplicate as evidence of having submitted their application.
  9.  An acknowledgement letter will then be sent to the applicant
  10. The institution will be scheduled for inspection and a team of assessors will visit and inspect the institution for compliance with set standards. The assessors will prepare an inspection report which will be presented to TVETA Board
  11. Resolution of the Board based on evaluation of the inspection report shall be;
    • Approve registration and licensing of the institution
    • Reject the application
    • Request the Institution to improve within a period of six months
  12. The applicant is notified on results of the TVETA Board resolution within 3 months from the date of submission of a fully compliant application documents
  13. TVETA will issue training license to qualified institutions and maintain a register of the institutions and programs approved.
  14. At this point, the accreditation process is complete, and an institution will be issued with a registration certificate and training license.

The following fees are applicable for registration of a TVET institution.

Institution Inspection For Registration Fees

1National PolytechnicsSh.30,000
2Teacher Training CollegesSh.30,000
3Technical and Vocational CollegesSh.20,000
4Vocational Training CentersSh.5,000

Fees for accreditation of additional local programmes (fee per course)

1Trade TestSh.3,000
5Higher/Advanced DiplomaSh.5,000
Payment Procedure

Payments during TVET registration can easily be done through M-Pesa or direct bank Deposit

M-PESA Payments

  1. Go to the Mpesa menu
  2. Select payment services
  3. Choose Pay Bill option
  4. Enter 894135 as the business number
  5. Enter your full name as the account number
  6. Enter the amount
  7. Enter your PIN and press OK
Bank Payment

To make payments via bank, use the below details to pay through KCB Bank.

A/C Name: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority
A/C No.: 1212502450
Bank: Kenya Commercial Bank
Branch: Kipande House


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