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How to Replace Lost KCSE and KCPE Certificates Online

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) is a certificate awarded to students after completing the approved eight-year course in primary education in Kenya. The examination is supervised by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), an examining body in Kenya under the Ministry of Education.


The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination is an examination that is offered after a four-year cycle in secondary education.

Below is how you can replace your lost KCSE AND KCPE Certificates Online

How To Apply For Lost/Replacement KCPE or KCSE Certificate Online

  1. Visit the KNEC website.
  2. Click on QMIS.
  3. Click on Register at the bottom of the page. Enter the required details below.
  4. After entering your details, click on Register.
  5. You will be directed to a login button, click and enter your details and click login.
  6. Click on Confirmation if you want to apply for confirmation or lost certificate if you are applying for a certification letter.
  7. Enter your index number then select the type of exam, exam series, and year, and then click on search. Your details will display.
  8. At the bottom of the page, click on the drop-down arrow and upload all the necessary documents, once you finish, click on submit button.
  9. To check the status of your application, you will log in and click on the status to check the progress of your application.
  10. KNEC will notify you via text message or email once verification is done so that you can pay the fee for processing to take place.

Necessary Documents

You will require these documents before you can apply for your certificates online;

  • Copy of the certificate(s) or slip
  • Letter from the center where you sat for the Exam.
  • Sworn legal affidavit from an advocate or court.
  • Birth certificate
  • Police abstract on the loss of the certificate
  • Letter from Registrar of persons
  • Passport photo size
  • National ID

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