How To Replace Lost KCPE or KCSE Certificate-2022

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You can agree with  me that in any admission to an institution of higher learning  or even during job interviews both KCPE and KCSE certificates act as pedestal before one is considered.

What happens when one has misplaced any of these documents?


Under section 10,(1),(d) of the Kenya National Examination Council Act , the council is mandated to replace certificates to candidates upon proof of loss of the original certificate.


In March 2009 ,KNEC implemented a rule that all misplaced certificates from 1981 should be reinstated .At the same time the Council ruled that a candidate is allowed to replace his/her certificate ONCE.


Follow the procedure below to successfully replace your LOST KCPE or KCSE certificate.

APPLICATION For Lost KCPE or KCSE Certificate

  • Fill in the KNEC certificate replacement form (The form can be obtained from KNEC offices or KNEC website ).
  • Carefully fill the form ,without leaving any field blank.
  • Attach all relevant documents.

Required documents For Replacing Lost KCPE or KCSE Certificate


Ensure you attach the following documents to the duly filled KNEC certificate replacement form.

  • Copy of certificate (mandatory).
  • Copy of ID/Passport or Birth certificate(for under 18 years candidates).Names in these Documents should tally  with those used during examination. Those who have legally changed names, should attach documents used to change their name.
  • Original Sworn legal affidavit.
  • Original  copy of Police abstract indicating loss of the certificate(s).
  • Letter of Completion /recommendation from school/exam center.
  • Original KNEC bank deposit slip (mandatory).



Payment For Lost KCPE or KCSE Certificate

KNEC charges a replacement fee of kshs 5,800(16% VAT tax inclusive) per A certificate lost. The fee is payable to KNEC collection accounts in any of the branches of the Banks listed below:-




  1. National Bank of Kenya.
  2. Kenya Commercial Bank.
  3. Equity Bank.
  4. Co-operative Bank.

N/B: The KNEC deposit bank slips are available in all the banks above.



After confirming that the details filled are accurate and authentic. Send a sealed envelope containing all documents mentioned above to the KNEC address below:-



Council Secretary/Chief Executive,

Kenya National Examination Council,

P.O BOX 73598-00200,

City Square,




  • The certificates are ready for collection from KNEC offices, 60 days after submission of request.
  • The certificate should be collected by the owner (verify identity by ID).Those under 18 years to be accompanied by a parent(posses original id).
  • Certificates which will not have been collected from the KNEC offices, Two years  from the application date, will be disposed off by the council without consulting the owner(NO refund).




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