Top 15 Well Known Professional Bodies in Kenya

There are over 15 Professional bodies in Kenya that have the mandate to regulate, train and oversee the conduct of their members in the country. If you are interested in strengthening your network, furthering your career or maybe just in need of a few more friends, joining these well known professional bodies in Kenya can be a great option for you.

Apart from providing information about your chosen field, professional organizations can enhance your personal and professional development and provide endless networking opportunities. So, lets have a look at the Top 15 well known professional bodies in Kenya.

1. Marketing Society of Kenya

MSK is the national umbrella body for all marketers in Kenya whose key mandate is to empower and regulate the marketing industry by creating policy that governs the Marketing Industry (self-regulated), education and training of professionals, corporates and entrepreneurs, marketing and business mentor-ship and arbitration through the Advertising Standards Board. Become a member today

2. Institution of Surveyors of Kenya

The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) is a professional organization in Kenya that brings together professionals in land and real estate sector. The professionals fall within eight major disciplines of the surveying profession namely the Valuation, Estate Agency, Property Management, Land Surveying, Building Surveying, Land Administration Management, Engineering Surveying and Geospatial Information Management Systems. Their membership currently stands at over 4,000 spread throughout the country. Join them today

3. Institute of Human Resource Management

IHRM is a Statutory Professional Body established under the Human Resource Management Professionals (HRMP) Act, No. 52 of 2012. Its mandate is to regulate the HR profession in Kenya, enhance competencies and capabilities while supporting innovative and transformative HR practices and standards. Be a member today

4. Institute of Certified Public Secretaries

The Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICS) is the professional organization for Certified Secretaries. The Institute is established under the Certified Public Secretaries Act, Cap 534 of 1988 and dedicated to the promotion, growth, development and regulation of the governance and corporate secretarial profession in Kenya. Be a Member Today

5. Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) was established in 1978. The Vision of the Institute is ‘A world class professional accountancy institute‘, while the Mission is ‘To develop and promote internationally recognized accountancy profession that upholds public interest through effective regulation, research and innovation’. Join ICPAK here

6. Engineers Board of Kenya

Their mission is to ensure production of competent engineers and quality engineering services through regulation, capacity building and enforcing compliance with set engineering standards for improved socio-economic development. They are mandated to;

  1. Register engineers and engineering consulting firms;
  2. Regulate engineering professional services;
  3. Setting of engineering standards;
  4. Development and general practice of engineering

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7. Council for Legal Education

Their vision is mainly to assure quality legal education and training for global competitiveness and mission is to promote quality legal education and training in Kenya through accreditation, equation of legal foreign qualifications and harmonization of legal programs. Visit their Website;

8. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch was established in 1984. The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is a leading Professional Membership Organization representing the interests of Alternative Dispute Resolution practitioners’ world- wide. It promotes and facilitates the determination of disputes by Arbitration and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which includes Mediation and Adjudication. Become a Member Here

9. Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors

The Board was established in 1934 under Cap 525 Laws of Kenya. The Boards mandate is to regulate the professions of Architecture and Quantity Surveying through training, registration and enhancement of ethical practice. To date the Board has registered 1556 Architects and 820 Quantity Surveyors. Register with them here

10. Media Council of Kenya

The Media Council of Kenya is an independent national institution established by the Media Council Act, No. 20 of 2013 for purposes of setting of media standards and ensuring compliance with those standards as set out in Article 34(5) of the Constitution and for connected purposes. Click here to join

11. Pharmacy and Poisons Board

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board is the Drug Regulatory Authority established under the Pharmacy and Poisons Act, Chapter 244 of the Laws of Kenya. The Board regulates the Practice of Pharmacy and the Manufacture and Trade in drugs and poisons. Click here to join

12. Architectural Association of Kenya

Established in 1967, the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) is Kenya’s leading Association for professionals in the built and natural environment in Kenya incorporating Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Town Planners, Engineers, Landscape Architects and Environmental Design Consultants and Construction Project Managers. Click here to join

13. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

They believe that accountancy is vital for economies to grow and prosper, that’s why they work all over the world to build the profession and make society fairer and more transparent.They have more than 233,000 fully qualified members and 536,000 future members worldwide. They’re among the world’s best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants – and they work in every sector you can imagine. Click here to join

14. Kenya National Association of Private Colleges

Kenya National Association of Private Colleges (KENAPCO) is a registered society in the Republic of Kenya under the registration certificate number 34720. It is a society whose main objective is to collaborate with Government to ensure quality standards in training in private middle-level colleges in accordance with government set out standard. Click here to join

15. Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions

The Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions (KATTI) is the body that co-ordinates the activities of Technical Training Institutes all over the country. It was started in the year 1997.
The Association provides a common forum for identifying common interests to the institutions and determining strategies for addressing such issues for the purpose of the qualitative and quality improvement of Technical Education and Training in Kenya. Click here to join

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