Any person who wishes to carry out electrical installation in Kenya must be licensed by EPRA Kenya in accordance with section 148(1) of the Energy Act 2019.
Also, owners or occupiers of any premises shall ensure that electrical installations are carried out by electricians and technicians duly authorized by the Authority.
This is aimed at promoting professionalism across the country hence minimize electrical malpractices. For more visit our website:
Types of electrical licenses in Kenya
These are the types of licenses and requirements as stated by EPRA
Issuance of Licenses for Electrical Workers- Application via the EPRA licensing Portal. Attached copies of academic and professional certificates and payment of requisite charges
|Electrical Workers License||– Application via the EPRA licensing Portal.|
– Attached copies of academic and professional Certificates
– Payment of requisite charges.
|Electrical Contractors License||– Application via the EPRA licensing Portal.|
– Details of licensed Electrical Worker(s).
– Company registration documents.
– Details of office premises.
– List of tools and equipment.
|Generation, Transmission, Distribution, and Supply of Electrical Energy License||– Materially complete application via the EPRA licensing portal.|
– Submission of three hard copies of the application to EPRA offices.
Here’s a table outlining the Electricians’ technical qualification requirements, starting from the minimum academic qualification up to the highest achievable license:
|No.||Minimum Academic Qualification||Minimum Technical Qualifications||Starting Licence||Highest Licence Achievable|
|1||KCPE (Primary School Certificate)||Electrician Wireman Grade II or equivalent certificates||C2||C2|
|2||KCSE (High School Certificate)||Electrician Wireman Grade II or equivalent certificates||C2||C1|
|3||KCSE (High School Certificate)||Electrician Wireman Grade I or equivalent certificates||C2||B|
|4||KCSE (High School Certificate)||Electrical Technician Part II, III, Final Craft Certificate, Diploma in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent certificates||C2||A1|
|5||KCSE (High School Certificate)||Higher National Diploma, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent certificates||C1||A1|
|6||KCSE (High School Certificate)||Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Registered as a Professional Engineer by engineering board of Kenya||B||A1|