Certificate in Accounting and Management Skills (CAMS-KASNEB)

Course Overview

KASNEB has introduced a unique certificate for business professionals. The Certificate in Accounting and Management Skills (CAMS) Qualification is one of its kind and is aimed at equipping students with business skills necessary to fit into the job market. It’s a relieve for D+ students who could not get a better course to do with the grade.

Eligibility Requirements

Entry Qualifications
  • The minimum entry requirement for the CAMS is KCSE mean grade D+ or its equivalent.
  • Holders of the CAMS will be eligible to pursue either the ATD or DCM qualifications.
  • Holders of the CAMS will be exempted in ATD/DCM Level I (four papers) as applicable.

Career Options

A Certificate in Accounting and Management Skills can open up various career opportunities in both accounting and management fields. Here are some potential career options: Accounting Roles Bookkeeper: Responsible for maintaining financial records, including transactions, sales, purchases, and payments. Accounting Assistant: Provides support to accountants and auditors by preparing financial documents, managing ledgers, and assisting with audits. Payroll Clerk: Manages employee compensation, including calculating wages, withholding taxes, and distributing paychecks. Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk: Handles incoming and outgoing payments, manages invoices, and ensures accurate financial records. Tax Preparer: Prepares tax returns for individuals and businesses, ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations. Auditing Clerk: Reviews financial records and transactions for accuracy and compliance with regulations.

Course Objectives

Certificate in Accounting and Management Skills typically aim to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of fundamental accounting principles, management techniques, and practical skills necessary for entry-level positions in the field.

Course Duration

CAMS comprises of two levels with four (4) papers in Level I and three (3) papers in Level II, making a total of seven (7) papers, as summarized below.

  • 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

Paper # & Name Key learning outcomes
Paper No.1 – Principles of Entrepreneurship and  Management A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:
Identify and implement new opportunities
Apply basic management and governance concepts
Identify and select the sources of finance for an entity
Implement fundamental credit management concepts in practice
Apply entrepreneurship and management knowledge in response to emerging trends
Paper No.2 – Introduction to Law and  Ethics A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of essential elements of the legal system
Demonstrate knowledge of legal personality
Apply general principles of law in practice
Uphold ethical and moral principles in various environments.
Paper No.3 –   Fundamental ICT Skills  A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of computer systems
Select appropriate computer hardware and software
Use various computer application packages
Select various types of information systems
Use computer networks and the Internet
Adapt to emerging ICT trends
Paper No.4 – Fundamentals  of Business Mathematics A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:
Apply ratios, rates and proportions to interpret various scenarios
Apply indices and logarithms in computations
Use linear and matrix algebra to solve problems
Apply basic calculus to solve problems
Calculate measures of central tendency in statistics
Construct and interpret basic graphs
Paper # & Name Key learning outcomes
Paper No. 5 –  Foundations of Accounting and Auditing A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:
Identify various types of assets and liabilities
Identify various items of income and expenditure
Apply the double entry aspects of accounting
Prepare journal entries, ledgers and basic financial statements for sole proprietorships and small business firms
Paper No.6 – Elements of Public Finance and Administration  A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:
Explain the  nature and operations of public financial management (PFM)
Apply basic principles of public finance and administration
Comply with basic legislative provisions in procurement of supplies and services
Compute simple taxes and prepare basic tax returns for individuals and small entities
Paper No.7 – Principles of Marketing and Communication   A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:
Develop and implement simple marketing plans
Communicate effectively in verbal and written forms
Attract and retain customers in business
Effectively handle customer complaints
Manage simple public relation issues

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

Progression and Exemption

Examination duration and sittings
Candidates are expected to complete the CAMS within a duration of one year. The examination shall be administered alongside the existing examinations of kasneb in May and November each year. Candidates will be required to book the papers together in a level unless they have been granted previous credits.

Candidates pursuing the CAMS will be required to attend tuition in accredited training institutions. The tuition may be class-room based or through distance and e-learning (DEL) modes of study.


Assessment will be based on continuous assessment tests (CATs) administered by the accredited training institutions and the examinations administered by KASNEB.  The CATs will account for 15% of the total score while the KASNEB examination will account for 85%. A candidate must have both CAT and final examination scores in order to be assessed and awarded a result.

Further enquiries on the CAMS qualification may be directed through the email address admissions@chrm.or.ke or telephone 0727 792 122 / 0718 781 513.

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

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Fee Structure

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Certificate Programmes
Course Category
Certificate Programmes
Modes of Study
Distance Learning, Evening, Evening, Weekends, Online, Full Time, Part Time, Weekend, Online, Weekday, Weekends
Intake Periods
January, June
Course Duration
1 Year
Examination Body
Business & Social Studies