Certified Public Accountants (CPA)

Course Overview

The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is a prestigious and globally recognized credential that signifies expertise in accounting, finance, and business. The CPA course typically includes a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare candidates for the CPA exam and equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge for a successful career in accounting.

Eligibility Requirements

Entry Qualifications
  • KCSE C+ (Plus)

Career Options

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) have a wide array of career options available to them due to their extensive training and expertise in accounting, finance, and business management. They can pursue roles in public accounting firms, providing services such as auditing, tax preparation, and consulting to a variety of clients. CPAs also find opportunities in corporate accounting, where they may handle internal financial reporting, budgeting, and strategic financial planning. Many CPAs advance to executive positions such as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or Controller. Additionally, CPAs are in demand in government agencies, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Their skills are also highly valued in forensic accounting, where they investigate financial discrepancies and fraud. The versatility of a CPA qualification allows for a dynamic and varied career path with significant opportunities for specialization and advancement.

Course Duration

  • 6 months

Mode of Study

  • Daily (6.30 am - 8.30 am, 11.30 am – 2.00 pm, 2.30 pm – 5.00pm, 8.30 am - 4.00 pm, 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm)
  • Weekends (Saturday)
  • Online

Intake Periods

  • April
  • March
  • May
  • June
  • September

Course units outline

Section I Section II
  • CA11 Financial Accounting
  • CA12 Business Law
  • CA13 Entrepreneurship and Communication
  • CA21 Economics
  • CA22 Management Accounting
  • CA23 Public Finance and Taxation
Section III Section IV
  • CA31 Company Law
  • CA32 Financial Management
  • CA33 Financial Reporting
  • CA41 Auditing and Assurance
  • CA42 Management Information Systems
  • CA43 Quantitative Analysis
Section V Section VI
  • CA51 Strategy, Governance, and Ethics
  • CA52 Advanced Management Accounting
  • CA53 Advanced Financial Management
  • CA61 Advanced Public Finance and Taxation
  • CA62 Advanced Auditing and Assurance
  • CA63 Advanced Financial Reporting

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
  • A non-refundable Application fee of Kshs1000/– is applicable before any application can be processed. Deposits are done via a direct deposit into the following bank account. (NB: No Cash payments accepted.)

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

Fee Structure

Course Brochure

Professional Programmes
Course Category
Modes of Study
Evening, Weekends, Online
Intake Periods
April, August, December, June, May, November
Course Duration
6 Months
Examination Body
Certified Public Accountants (CPA)