Kenya Bureau of Standards commonly known as KEBS is a statutory organisation that was formed through an Act of
Parliament, Cap 496 Laws of Kenya, given the role to promote standardisation in industry and
Commerce in Kenya and East Africa. It is the sole Standardization Body in Kenya responsible for development of Standards,
Maintenance of Measurement Standards (Metrology), Dissemination of Standards related
information (WTO Inquiry Point) and Implementation of Standards for the facilitation of trade and
protection of consumers and environment.
Steps to apply for a KEBS Standardization Mark Permit
1. Fill all the credentials in the standardisation mark application form ( STA 1). You can download the form here
2. Fill all the credentials in initial factory assessment form ( STA 10) (New applicants) Download here
Any persons applying for KEBS certification is required to fill all credentials in the STA 10 form and submit it to KEBS before an inspection is done.
3. Fill all the credentials to duplicate the standards levy notification form( SL1). You can download the form here
4. Issue a valid copy of the company registration form, i.e. CR12 for Ltd Companies and evidence for registration for CBOS, Cooperatives societies, self-help groups etc
5. Pay the required product certification fees
Please note that no product samples are expected at the time of submitting your application. Additionally,you can obtain STA1, STA 10, and SL1 forms at the nearest KEBS office.
One of Kenya Bureau of Standards quality assurance officers will pay a visit to your production outlet to carry out industrial inspection, take samples for analysis, agree on the scheme of supervision and control.
Your product samples will be analyzed at Kenya Bureau of Standards laboratories or any other, other accredited laboratories to check compliance
with Kenyan standards. In the event that the samples taken comply and inspection officer’s report indicate compliance with codes of practice, a recommendation will be made for issuance of the permit to use standardization mark to the Permit Standardization committee (PSC) for standardization Mark.
In the event that the quality assurance team confirms that all requirements have been met, a permit will be issued. If your establishment’s product samples are not compliant, retesting will be done free of charge, and if the product complies, a permit to use standardization mark will be issued. In the event that the samples do not comply in the second instance and subsequent tests, testing will be carried at the expense of the manufacturer.
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Certification Fees
1. All Large Firms
20,000 for the firm plus Kshs. 7,500 per product/ brand.
This applies to firms with a turnover of between Kshs.200, 000 and Kshs. 500,000 per annum.
2. Medium Enterprises
10,000 for three products and Kshs. 5,000 for any extra product
This applies to firms with a turnover of below Kshs.200, 000 per annum.
3. Jua kali artisan and Small Enterprises
5,000 for three products and Kshs. 5,000 for any extra product.
All the payments for standardization mark application are made at the time of application. For any given change request the on the permit, the client shall pay Ksh.1000 upon evaluation and change granted.
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Contacts
Kenya Bureau of Standards,
Popo Road, Off Mombasa Road,
P.O. Box 54974 – 00200,
Tel: +254 020 6948000,+ 254 722202137,
+ 254 734600471