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ICDL was adopted into national law in Kenya in 2009. The Government of Kenya amended the Information and Communications Act with the following, ‘recognizing the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) Certification as the entry level computer certification designed to demonstrate competence in computer use’. 

This was the turning point for ICDL in Kenya, with national recognition, ICDL has become the standard offering for many organisations across the public and private sector. Today, there are more than 80 ICDL Accredited Test Centres (ATCs) offering training and testing across the country. Each year, over 10,000 new candidates register for the programme, taking over 50,000 certification tests annually. ICDL Africa operates through on office in Nairobi, with a team of 4 full time staff, providing support to the large network of ATCs.

Organisations wishing to become an ATC, must first be accredited by the Technical Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA). The network of ATCs covers wide variety of sectors, including schools, technical training institutions, universities, Government institutions, NGOs and commercial training organisations.

Most recently, ICDL Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kenya School of Government, to offer ICDL to public sector workers across the KSG campuses throughout Kenya. Empowering the public sector with the digital skills needed to perform their job roles effectively and efficiently. 

Every autumn, ICDL Africa hosts its annual ATC Forum, bringing together all ATCs, as well as key stakeholders in the ICT and education sector to discuss updates to the ICDL programme and share best practice from around the world.

Find a full list of ATCs in Kenya -

Contact the Kenya office directly -

Nairobi Forum