Courses Offered at Kenya Institute of Security and Criminal Justice (KISCJ)

by | Feb 7, 2023 | EDUCATION | 10 comments

Kenya Institute of Security and Criminal Justice (KISCJ) started in the year 2002 with the mandate to offer training courses in Security, Criminology, and Forensic Investigation programs. KISCJ now boasts of over 14 campuses spread in designated areas around the country. KISCJ now offers diploma, certificate, and short courses to members of the security forces and the general public.

The minimum entry requirement for diploma courses is a C- in KCSE. Certificate courses require at least a D+ in national high school exams. This is with the exception of some technical certificate courses which require one to have scored a C in KCSE.

You can opt to study under the full mode (Monday to Friday) or part-time (Saturdays) and Evening classes. KISCJ also offers online courses under the Distance Learning Mode (DLM).

Diploma Courses Offered at KISCJ

Diploma courses require a minimum of C – in KCSE or relevant Certificate and take a duration of 1 to 2 years to finish.

  • Security Management
  • Disaster Management
  • National Security
  • Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime
  • Corporate Security
  • Criminology
  • Fingerprint and Biometric Technology
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Computer Forensics
  • VIP Protection
  • Police Science and Crime Management
  • Traffic Safety Management
  • Airport and Aviation Security
  • Marine and Port Security
  • Risk Management
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • Crime prevention
  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Forensic and Criminal Investigation
  • Psychology and Criminology
  • Criminal Justice Administration and Management
  • Probation and After Care Services Management
  • Correctional Services Management
  • Forensic Psychology and Criminology
  • Child Forensic Studies: Psychology & Law
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Penology
  • Forensic Science
  • Wildlife Forensics
  • Intelligence Management
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Certificate Courses Offered at KISCJ

Certificate course duration depends on the mode of study. Full-time takes 1 month, part-time 6 months, DLM 3 months, and evening classes take 3 months to finish.

  • Certificate in Security Management
  • Certificate in Intelligence Management
  • Certificate in Criminology and Forensic Studies
  • Certificate in Forensic Science
  • Certificate in Economic Crimes Investigations
  • Certificate in Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism
  • Certificate in Economic Crimes
  • Certificate in Fingerprint Technology

KISCJ Short Courses

This course is aimed at enhancing the skills and competence of individuals in their relevant line of profession.

Short courses take a duration of 5 days (Monday to Friday) to complete.

  • Fraud Detection and Investigation
  • Fingerprint and Biometric Technology
  • Disaster Management and Preparedness
  • Fire Safety and Protection
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Anti-money Laundering
  • Close Circuit Television (CCTV) Technology
  • Security Risk Management
  • Basic Investigation Skills
  • Basic skills in Security Management
  • Counter-Terrorism and National Security
  • Crime Prevention and Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Kenya Institute of Security and Criminal Justice Fee Structure

The fee for the diploma programmes is Ksh. 120,000 with an admission fee pegged at Ksh. 1,500. The fee for the certificate courses is Ksh. 40,000, and an admission fee of Ksh. 1,000. Short courses cost 10,000 shillings tuition fees.

For the up-to-date fee structure, please visit KISCJ Website.

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KISCJ Contacts

Phone: +254 020 2532148


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  1. Morris Mulei

    What’s the current fees structure for a certificate in criminology and foreinsic science course?

  2. lucas kaberi

    how can i apply for the vip protection certificate course

  3. Donatien

    Good afternoon,
    My name is Donatien Nduwimana. I work with MINUSCA in Central Africa Republic. I would like to do the short course on Security Risk Management in your esteemed institution.
    I would like to receive information on all the procedures to attend the course because i would like to be part of the course participants in early December 2021

    Thank you

  4. Shalom Wangari Gichira

    If i want to pursue a degree course after a diploma in forensic and criminal investigation which institutions should i go to pursue my degree???

  5. James Ndola Vincent

    When is the next intake

  6. shawn mutuku

    I’m Shawn, I would like to do a Diploma in Forensics and Criminology at your institution, and I wanted to know if there’s an intake on this coming March?
    Thank you!

    • Ezekiel M.

      Hi Shawn. Intakes at KISCJ are normally done in January, May and September.For more information and clarification you can contact them on +254796975200.


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