Membership

 
There are numerous benefits that accrue to persons who become members of ICPSK which include but are not limited to:-

a) Eligibility to become a Company Secretary in line with the requirements of Section 178 1A of the Companies Act which reads as follows, “Every Company shall have a Secretary qualified as per section 20 of the CPS Act”.
b) Eligibility to become the Secretary to the County Public Service Board in line with the provision of the County Governments Act, 2012.
c) Eligibility to become the Secretary to the Boards of the Cities and Urban areas in line with the provision of the County Governments Act, 2012.
d) Use of the internationally recognized Certified Secretary “CS” designation.
e) Membership offers an opportunity for linkages with other professionals in Kenya.
f) Free copies of The Governance, the Journal of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya which is published and circulated 4 times a year
g) Access to the Institute’s electronic Newsletter published monthly.
h) Access to the ICPSK Medical Scheme.
i) Opportunity to invest in the CPS Governance Centre.
j) Inclusion in the Institute’s databank for job opportunities in both public and private sectors.
k) Access to technical support on professional matters from the Institute.
l) Access to cutting edge knowledge in their respective fields of specialization through the Institute’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes.
m) Opportunities for linkages with members of professional bodies worldwide affiliated to the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) for networking, benchmarking and business.
n) Access to the ICPSK library resources in both electronic and conventional form.
o) Eligibility to join the profession’s savings and investment arm, the ICPSK Saving & Credit Society Limited and ICPSK Benevolent Fund.
p) Access to forums for interaction with the other members to enhance networking.
q) Access to platforms to contribute to national development programmes including Vision 2030.
 
THE CPS EXAMINATION
 
The CPS examination in Kenya is administered by KASNEB. In order to register as a KASNEB student a candidate is required to possess the following minimum qualifications:
a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with an aggregate of at least C Plus (C+) provided the applicant has obtained a minimum grade of C Plus (C+) in both English and Mathematics.
b) KASNEB technical or professional examination certificates.
c) A degree from recognized Institutions. (Exemptions may be granted to holders of degrees, diplomas and certificates from recognised universities, polytechnics, other institutions of higher learning and other examination bodies in East Africa).
d) Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KASNEB and other examination bodies in East Africa.
 
QUALIFYING AS A CS

The membership qualifications are prescribed under Section 20 of the Certified Public Secretaries Act, Cap 534 of the Laws of Kenya that a person is qualified to be registered as a Certified Public Secretary if he/she:
a) Has been awarded by the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) a certificate designated the final certificate of Certified Public Secretaries Examinations;
b) Holds a qualification approved by the Registration of Certified Public Secretaries Board (RCPSB);
c) Was on June 30, 2002 both a citizen of Kenya and a member of the professional body known as The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators;
d) Was on June 30, 2002 both ordinarily resident in Kenya and a member of the professional body known as The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators;
e) Was on 1 November 1989 registered as an Accountant under section 24(1) of the Accountant Act; or
f) Was on 30 June 2002 an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
 
POST QUALIFICATION EDUCATION
Holders of the final CPS certificate are eligible for admission to pursue Masters and other higher degrees and diplomas in recognized universities both in Kenya and in universities both in Kenya and other countries.
 
 
Qualified persons who wish to register as members are required to apply through the Registration of Certified Public Secretaries Board (RCPSB). Members who desire to practice are required to obtain a practicing certificate issued by RCPSB, after meeting the prerequisite requirements which among other things include being members of the Institute in good standing for at least two years.
 
 
 
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