How to replace a lost KCPE and KCSE KNEC certificate

We have prepared a full guide to make it easy for you to replace your lost KCPE or KCSE KNEC certificate see the full procedure on how to replace your lost KCPE or KCSE KNEC certificate here. These certificates are always very important for all the candidates who have sat for the KNEC examination because they are always needed for further studies in colleges and universities this certificates may also be needed for employment.

Full guide to replace your KCSE and KCSE KNEC certificate

The list below contains all the requirements you need when applying your lost certificate from KNEC

  1. Copy of your certificate or result slip this is a mandatory requirement you should have with you
  2. The letter of recommendation from the school you attended or from the county education officer/sub county education office for all those candidates who their schools have been closed down addressed to KNEC this is also mandatory.
  3. Legal affidavit on identity of applicant (mandatory)
  4. Letter of recommendation from employer to KNEC this is in case you are seeking for a job or for employment
  5. A police abstract showing loss of certificate a report should be done at the point of loss
  6. Your national ID copy showing both sides passport or birth certificate
  7. A KNEC bank deposit  slip of Kenyan shillings 5000 per certificate replacement this should be paid at KNEC collection accounts in any branch of the following banks
  • Equity bank
  • Co-operative bank of Kenya
  • National bank of Kenya
  • Kenya commercial bank, all the KNEC deposit slips are issued in these banks.

NOTE: all these mentioned above are mandatory requirements one should have


After you have all these documents mentioned now it’s time to drop your application in the simple steps below

Download lost certificate application form from KNEC website and fill in carefully, on the application the following items are mandatory

  • Name of applicant
  • School and examination center
  • Full index number
  • Address and contact information
  • Name of the examination KCPE, KCSE,KCE,CPE
  • National Id
  • Year of examination
  • Applicant signature
  • Proof of payment

After filling this form correctly with all the details, submit the form attached with all documents to KNEC council secretary or chief executive using courier service or postal offices

Address: council secretary/chief executive

Kenya National Examination Council

P.O Box 73598-00200

City Square,


The certificates are usually ready for collection after sixty working days from KNEC offices. The certificate should be picked in person on presentation of ID. Upon 2 years without collection the certificates are destroyed without communication and no refund on money paid. To know if your certificate has been processed use the Query management System on KNEC site


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