The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendment) Act 2014, bestowed on the Council of Legal Education the singular mandate to recognize and approve legal education qualifications obtained abroad for individuals seeking admission to the Bar Programme and/or practice law in Kenya. Recognition and approval services are offered on formal application by any seeking to have his/her qualifications equated and approved.

Once Council has evaluated the qualification, it issues a recommendations on how the particular qualification compares with similar qualification or set of qualifications in the Kenyan Legal education system, labour market or the profession.

Application Requirements

Application for Accreditation Form CLE L 001

Application for Recognition and Approval of Foreign Qualifications