Associate in Procurement and Supply of Kenya (APS-K)

Course Overview

The course is intended to equip the learners with knowledge, practical skills and attitudes that will enable them to administer procurement and supply functions in an organization. A graduate of this course will be able to work as a salaried employee or in self-employment.

To achieve this objective, units such as Law; Communication, ICT and Office Management; Quantitative Skills and Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics have been included, in addition to the core units.

The course is concerned with the implementation of procurement and supply policies/procedures/strategies and solving related challenges in a dynamic environment.

Eligibility Requirements

Entry Qualifications
  • A person seeking to be registered as a student for the APS examination must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following qualifications:
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with mean grade of C minus (C-);
  • Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
  • NB: To qualify for classes and exams, a potential student needs to handle their Membership & Exam Registration directly with KISM/KASNEB
  • Issuing of Certificate
    A certificate will be issued once the candidate has completed Levels I and II successfully. The candidates earn the title Associate in Procurement and Supply of Kenya (APS-K) upon completion.

Career Options

  • Supply Chain Officer
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Procurement Officer
  • Supply Management Analyst
  • New Product Procurement Planner
  •  Strategic Sourcing Manager

Course Duration

The course is designed to be covered in 500 hours (1 year).

  • 1 Year

Mode of Study

  • Weekday (6.30 am - 8.30 am, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm, 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm )
  • Weekends - Saturday (8.30 am - 5.00 pm)
  • Online

Intake Periods

  • January
  • June

Course units outline

The Associate in Procurement and Supply is packaged into two (2) Levels namely:

  • 1.0 Associate in Procurement and Supply Level I – (6 Months)
  • 2.0 Associate in Procurement and Supply Level II – (6 Months)
  • Principles of Procurement and Supply
  • Supply Markets
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics
  • Stores and Distribution
  • Procurement and Supply Relationships
  • Contract Administration
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Communication and Office Management

Mode of Application

Documents required when applying for registration (in duplicate):

  • Duly filled Registration and/or Examination forms.
  • Certified copies of certificates
  • Copies of identification document e.g. ID card, Passport, Waiting Slip or Birth Certificate
  • 2 Passport size photograph
  • Legal documents such as Marriage Certificates supporting change of names where applicable

Other Requirements

A non-refundable Application fee of Kshs1,000/– is applicable before any application can be processed. Deposits are done via direct deposit into the following bank account. (NB: No Cash payments accepted.)

Issuing of Certificate


A certificate will be issued once the candidate has completed Levels I and II successfully. The candidates earn the title Associate in Procurement and Supply of Kenya (APS-K) upon completion.

Payment Details


College of Human Resource Management (CHRM)

Bank Name Branch Branch Code Swift Account Number
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Biashara street Branch 263 KCBLKENX 1180194667

MPESA​ ( Paybill Number – 522123 ) Follow the steps below to pay

  1. Select Pay Bill from M-Pesa menu
  2. Enter business no. 522123
  3. Enter Account No. 80295K(YourName)- Max 16 Characters
  4. Enter the amount to pay
  5. Enter PIN number
  6. Confirm payment details and submit payment


Application Form

Certificate Programmes
Course Category
Modes of Study
Online, Weekday, Weekends
Intake Periods
January, June
Course Duration
1 Year
Examination Body
Business & Social Studies