How to Apply For TSC Number Online, Requirements And How to Check Status of Application

Before any trained and qualified teacher is assigned duties in any public or private learning institution, the TSC act of 2012 requires that on must be registered by the Teachers Service Commission.

During the Matiang’i era in education ministry in 2016, he advised all county commisioners to ensure that only qualified and registered teachers are allowed to engage students in learning institution.

In this page, if you are a trained and qualified teacher and you not yet registered as a teacher with the teachers service Commission, you don’t have to worry because I got you covered. Am going to take you through the registration process so that you can easily be registered and granted powers to teach in any institution in the republic of Kenya.

Since TSC discouraged paper work and manual application, then it means that you must make your application online through the TSC online services.

Minimum Requirements For you to be registered as a teacher.

For those who have trained for certificate in education need a minimum of a C plain at KCSE level.

For Diploma and degree, one must have scored a C+ plus at KCSE level

In addition to the above requirements, a teacher who wish to teach in high school level, must have scored a C+ plus in the two teaching subjects. This is a mandatory requirement and if you don’t have this qualification, then your application will be rejected.

Required Documents

Before you start the application process online, you must have scanned the following documents ready for uploading.

  • All academic certificates i.e Primary, secondary and University or college
  • All official University transcripts
  • A passport, Photo size
  • Banking slip. You must pay a non-refundable fee of Ksh. 1055 if you are applying for the first time or 2055 if you are applying for a duplicate certificate. The fee is deposited in the following bank accounts;

National Bank of Kenya; account Number: 01001000905001

Simple Banking (M-Pesa) via the pay Bill business number 625625. Once you have paid and you have all the above documents, then you can start the application process, otherwise, it won’t go through.

NB: 1. You can only scan Original documents for uploading or obtain certified copies from the County Director of Education.

2. For expatriates, you must attach a clearance letter from the Education Vetting Committee.

How to Apply

Use the following steps in application.

  1. Visit the TSC online Portal
  2. Click on New Teacher registration; you will be directed to another page where you will be required to fill some details (Bio data)
  3. Fill all the required fields and click next
  4. You will be directed to another page where you will be required to proceed editing your application. Fill all the fields and then click next.
  5. Another page will open where you will be required to enter your ID number and surname then click next.
  6. Upload all the necessary documents in the next page and then click on submit. Your application will be submitted. You will wait for about a week or so and the TSC registration number will be sent to you via the SMS.

Section 44 of TSC act No. 20 of 2012 provides the penalty one will suffer if he/she provides false information. A penalty of up to Ksh. 100,000 or an imprisonment of 12 months or both will be meted on you.

How to check for the registration Status

Once you have submitted your online application, you can now keep tracking the progress of your registration.

To check, log on the TSC website and click on check registration Status. You will be required to fill your ID number and then click next. A page will open showing you whether your documents have been verified and the number has been generated.

After the registration number has been processed, then the registration certificate will be mailed to you through the postal address you provided during application. If you don’t receive the certificate, you can make a follow up with the Teachers Service Commission.

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