How to apply for TSC number and certificate, requirements for TSC registration

How to Apply for TSC Number and Certificate Online and the Requirements

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TSC is a government body mandated to register, deploy, and discipline teachers in Kenyan public schools. In this guide, I will take you step by step on how to apply for a TSC number and certificate, and the requirements required for you to be approved and registered by TSC.

If you supply all the documents required and you meet all the minimum requirements, you can get your TSC number approved within 30 days.

TSC normally publishes the list of registered and approved teachers annually on its website. TSC does not accept paper applications, so everything is done online nowadays.

Also, take note that TSC no longer issues manual registration certificates. Once your registration is approved, you will receive an SMS with a link to download your digital certificate.

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Requirements for TSC Number Application

Depending on your education level, you need to have attained at least the following grades in KCSE in order to be registered as a TSC teacher:

  • Certificate holders: C Plain in KCSE
  • Diploma graduates: C+ (plus) at KCSE
  • Degree graduates: C+ (plus) at KCSE

Primary teachers require a minimum of P1 before applying for the TSC number or certificate.

On the other hand, secondary school teachers are required to have a diploma or degree in education with two teaching subjects. You must have scored at least C+ in the two subjects and a mean grade of C+ in KCSE.

TSC Number Application General Requirements

You will need to have these documents before applying for the TSC number:

  1. Up-to-date Certificate of Good Conduct
  2. KRA pin
  3. GP 69 Medical form
  4. One passport size photos
  5. Your National Identity Card
  6. Certified copies of academic and professional documents
  7. For non-citizens, a work permit from the Immigration Department
  8. Bank Deposit Slip
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In addition, a non-refundable fee of Kshs. 1055/- should be deposited to the TSC Registration Account National Bank of Kenya (Direct Banking to A/C No. 01001000905001).

You can also use the Pay Bill Business Number 625625 to pay the fee required for processing your certificate.

Take Note:

  •  Only original documents should be scanned and uploaded.
  • For Expatriate Teachers, attach a letter of clearance from the Ministry of Education Vetting Committee.
  •  For Duplicate Certificate Applications a non-refundable fee of Kshs. 2055/-  should be deposited to the TSC Registration Account, National Bank of Kenya Direct Banking to A/C No. 01001005707400.

How to Apply and Register for TSC Number Online

TSC number registration certificate
TSC number registration certificate sample.

To register for TSC number or certificate online:

  • Visit
  • Enter your ID number and Surname, then click Next
  • In the form that appears, accurately fill your personal details and click Next
  • Continue through and upload scanned copies of all the required documents
  • Finally, you will reach section C where you will enter other details including the Major and Minor subjects you studied.
  • Select the mode of payment, and type the pay-in slip number
  • Save and finalize after confirming every detail is correct
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