TVET Trainer Application Process, requirements and charges


If you want to become a TVET Trainer in Kenya, you should follow the process outlined below. Remember that the application is done through TVETMIS Portal which is found online.

The application needs to be accompanied by documentary evidence of the following requirements:

  1. At least a Craft Certificate (awarded by an approved qualification awarding institution) – KNEC/KICD, CDACC, NPs, KASNEB, NITA or an accredited university (local or foreign)
  2. Pedagogy training i.e.,
    • Bachelor of Education degree, Bachelor of Technology Education degree, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension, Postgraduate Diploma in Education from a recognized university, or
    • Diploma in Technical Education/Final Level Instructor Training from the Kenya School of TVET (formerly Kenya Technical Trainers College – KTTC)
  3. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
  4. Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD). This requirement is ONLY applicable to those renewing their trainer license after a 3-year expiry period.


  • Before submission of the online application form, make sure to attach certified copies of academic and professional certificates and pay the requisite charges.
  • A trainer license is valid for a period of three years after which you are required to renew the license.

Application Charges

  • First-time (new/fresh) application – KES 1,000.00
  • Renewal of trainer license after a 3-year expiry period – KES 500.00
  • Upgrading of a trainer license after acquiring a higher qualification of KES 1,000.00


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