FAQs

1. What is COI Examinations Department?

This is a department established by the College of Insurance to manage all insurance examinations offered in Kenya and the East African region. These examinations are:

  • Diploma in Insurance at both Associate and Fellowship levels
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Insurance (COP)
  • Certificate Course in Insurance (CCI)

2. What are the qualifications for undertaking examinations?

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS
CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN INSURANCE (COP) (a)   KCSE examination with an aggregate average of at least grade D+ (D plus) or its equivalent.

Those intending to sit for COP Paper 4 must  have a minimum of a diploma in automotive engineering

(b)   Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KNIEB.

CERTIFICATE COURSE  IN INSURANCE (CCI) (a)   KCSE aggregate average of at least C minus (C-) or its equivalent.

(b)   Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KNIEB.

DIPLOMA IN INSURANCE a)      Must be a registered member of the Insurance Institute of Kenya or any other insurance professional body in the country where he/she is resident recognized by the Insurance Examinations Board.

b)      In addition, the applicant must:

i.            Be a holder of a university degree from a recognized institution

ii.            Or must have attained grade C  in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and equivalents in Tanzania and Uganda

iii.            Or two principal passes in the Advanced Level Certificate

iv.            Or a General Certificate of Education (GCE) with passes in three subjects at Advanced Level

v.            Or Certificate Course in Insurance (CCI) –College of Insurance, or Dip CII of the Chartered Insurance Institute, United Kingdom.

vi.            Or Diploma from any institution offering Kenya National Examination Council Diploma Examinations

vii.            Or posses any other qualification as may be approved by KNIEB

3. What are the fees charged for COP?

The fees and other charges for COP is shown below:

Annual Registration Fees Ksh 2,000

Normal Examination Entry (per paper): Ksh  3,000

Late Entry Fees

These shall be 50% above the applicable normal entry fees

Exemption Fees for COP : Ksh 5,000

4. What are the fees charged for CCI?

The fees and other charges for CCI  is shown below:

Annual Registration Fees Ksh 2,000

Normal Examination Entry (per paper): Ksh  3, 000

Late Entry Fees

These shall be 50% above the applicable normal entry fees

Exemption Fees

The exemption fee shall be the same amount as the normal entry fee for the paper whose exemption is sought. Registration is a pre-condition for consideration for exemption.

5. What are the fees charged for Diploma in Insurance ?

The fees and other charges for Diploma In Insurance is shown below:

Annual Registration Fees (New Candidates only) Ksh 2,000

Annual Renewal Fee Ksh 2,000

Normal Examination Entry (per paper):

Module I                                           Ksh 4,000

Module II                                      Ksh 5,000

Module III                                      Ksh 6,000

IIK Annual Membership fee                        Ksh. 1,000 (Paid directly to IIK)

Late Entry Fees

These shall be 50% above the applicable normal entry fees

Exemption Fees

The exemption fee shall be the same amount as the normal entry fee for the paper whose exemption is sought. Registration is a pre-condition for consideration for exemption.

6. What are the dates for the examinations for 2014?

Examinations are held twice yearly in March/May and in September/November. The examination dates for 2014 are shown below:

EXAM NORMAL ENTRY
LATE ENTRY

EXAMINATION DATES
MARCH/MAY
COP 15th February 2014 1st March 2014 20th -  21th March 2014
CCI (Technical Module)

CCI (Management Module)

15th February 2014

15th February 2014

1st March 2014

1st March 2014

20th -  21th March 2014

6th -10th May 2014

DIPLOMA 15th March 2014 29th March 2014 6th -10th May 2014
SEPTEMBER/NOVEMBER
COP 9th August 2014 23rd August 2014 18th – 19th Sept 2014
CCI (Technical Module)

CCI (Management Module)

9th August 2014

9th August 2014

23rd August 2014

23rd August 2014

18th – 19th Sept 2014

4th  – 8th Nov 2014

DIPLOMA 20th Sept  2014 4th October 2014 4th  – 8th Nov 2014

7. How can I get exempted in a particular examination paper?

Exemptions are granted upon application with supporting documents and payment of requisite exemption fees. Details on exemptions that can be granted will be given upon enquiry

8. How long does it take to get a result notification/certificate after successful completion of the examinations?

The result notification slip is issued within two weeks after the examination results are issued. The COP Certificate is issued within six months of completing the COP examination. Successful candidates are notified in writing when the certificates are ready for collection?

9. Can one send somebody else to collect a certificate for him/her?

In view of the sensitivity of certificates, candidates are required to collect their certificates in person. However, a certificate may be posted to a candidate on request through registered mail using the address provided by the candidate upon fulfilling the conditions specified in the letter advising candidates that certificates are ready for collection.

10. Does COI give copies of certificates?

COI does not issue copies of certificates but provides a confirmation letter of the candidates pass history on request.

A certified copy of the result slip can be issued upon payment of a fee of Ksh 500. A sworn affidavit stating the circumstances of the loss is however required .

11. What is the time range when one wants to change an examination centre?

Requests for change of examination centres should be submitted at least two months before the examination dates. However, special consideration may be given to late requests on a case by case basis.

12. What documents should candidates produce in the examination room?

  • Admission permit
  • National Identity card / Passport.
  • Birth certificate in special cases.

13. Which institutions offer training in COI examinations?

  • College of Insurance.

13. Can one pay fees through the COI bank account?

Yes, payment can be made in form of bankers cheque or through our bank account as indicated below:

BANK:                                   KCB

BRANCH:                 KIPANDE HOUSE BRANCH

ACCOUNT NO:                  1103962531

ACCOUNT NAME: COLLEGE OF INSURANCE

Upon payment of the requisite fee to the bank, the deposit slip together with the completed registration/examination entry/ exemption/ annual registration renewal  should be submitted to COI.

14. Is it possible for COI to post the forms for registration, student identity card, registration renewal, examination entry and exemption to a student or a prospective student?

Yes on request. The forms are also available on the homepage of COI website www.coi.ac.ke.

15. Can a student sit for COI examinations outside Kenya?

Yes, a student can sit for the COP exams in Kampala, Uganda.

16. What are COI Exam Department operating hours?

Weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

17. Where is COI located?

We are located at the college of Insurance, Off Nairobi – Mombasa Rd, Belle-vue exit at South ‘C’ Nairobi. We have a branch in Mombasa, 3rd Floor, Petro Building, Moi Avenue.

KENYA NATIONAL INSURANCE EXAMINATION BOARD