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TSC registration requirements for ECDE teachers 2023

Early Childhood Development Education, ECDE, are teachers who teach pre- primary level.

ECDE teachers are registered by Teachers Service Commission, TSC, a body that is mandated to register, employ or dismiss, and promote or demote teachers in Kenya.

General requirements for registration of teachers in Kenya

Kenyan Citizens.

  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Relevant academic and professional certificates from recognized
  • A copy of Identity Card or Passport
  •  Passport photo
  •  KRA Pin Certificate
  • Dully filled GP 69 Medical Form and
  • Payment of registration fee;
    Non-refundable fee of Kshs. 1055/- Deposit is made to the TSC;
    Registration Account –
    National Bank of Kenya – No. 01001000905001
    or Simple Banking using Pay Bill Business Number 625625

Non Kenyan Citizen

  • Academic and Professional Certificates and other evidence for
    registration as a teacher obtained in Kenya or the country of origin
  • Academic and Professional Certificates. NB: Must have been awarded by an accredited foreign institution and equated by the relevant public body in Kenya
  • Certificate of Registration as a teacher or authority to teach in the country of origin
  • A valid Entry / Work Permit issued by the Department of Immigration
  • A valid Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the relevant law enforcement agency in the country of origin
  • Vetting letter from the Ministry of Education (Kenya) and
  • Prescribed fee of Kshs. 1055

NB: All documents must be certified by either a TSC Director or TSC Sub –
County Director.

TSC Registration Requirements for ECDE Teachers

Requirements for ECDE teachers are classified into three categories;


  • Minimum of CPE/KCPE plus ECDE Certificate from
  • Minimum mean grade D+(plus) at KCSE and ECDE Certificate from KNEC.
  •  Minimum mean grade D (plain) at KCSE, KNEC proficiency certificate, ECDE Certificate from KNEC


  • Mean grade C Plain at KCSE and ECDE Certificate from KNEC.
  •  Mean grade C+ (plus) and above for University Diploma.


  • Mean grade C+ and above

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