The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has recently introduced new guidelines that outlines the process for teachers to renew their lost registration certificates.
In a memo issued to regional offices earlier this year, teachers were instructed to submit their applications exclusively through the online platform to avoid overcrowding at the offices.
Reuben Nthamburi, the Director of Quality Assurance at TSC, emphasized that this new guideline would help teachers save money on travel expenses.
According to the memo, the Code of Regulation for Teachers (2015), specifically Regulation 32 (1) and (2), states that the commission can issue a duplicate certificate of registration to individuals who have lost, misplaced, or had their credentials destroyed. To obtain a replacement certificate, applicants must apply with a non-refundable fee of Ksh2,055.
The TSC is responsible for registering competent teachers and has implemented a system to facilitate the issuance of replacement certificates for those who have lost them.
Teachers must complete an online application through the website www.tsc.go.ke to obtain the certificate.
During the application procedure, applicants must provide a copy of the original police report confirming the loss of their certificate. In the case of name changes, marriage documents are required.
In addition to the fee, applicants must provide a valid National Identification card or passport.
After logging in, applicants need to enter their ID number to proceed to the next step, where they will be required to provide personal information such as their KRA PIN certificate, full name, and date of birth.
Once the necessary information has been entered, applicants move to the final page, where they can review and submit their details, including scanned copies of the original documents.
Teachers must provide accurate information during the application process, as the TSC requires. Failure to comply may result in penalties, including a fine of up to Ksh 100,000, imprisonment for twelve (12) months, or both.
Furthermore, the application fee must be deposited into a bank account, and a bank slip must be provided as proof of payment.