About National Quality Institute

Who is National Quality Institute ( NQI)

The National Quality Institute (NQI), which is a Department of the Kenya Bureau of Standards was established on February 18th, 2008 and officially launched on July 24th, 2008 by the ISO Secretary General, Alan Bryden.

The National Quality Institute’s functions are intended to entrench a culture that ensures practical application of standards in everyday life of Kenyans so that this becomes a norm rather than an exception.

In addition to this noble duty, NQI also promotes the application of management principles, practices and techniques within the Kenyan industry in support of vision 2030, Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

NQI is the leading provider of training based on management systems standards and related courses in East Africa Region.

Specific Services of NQI


NQI Provides in-house programs and scheduled annual training to advance knowledge of and the practice of standards in industry


NQI Membership is a voluntary registration scheme to recognize and develop individuals desiring to advance their knowledge and practice of management system standards

Kenya Quality Awards

The Kenya Bureau of Standards through NQI recognizes and awards Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises committed to excellence

Collaboration and Consultancy Services

NQI collaborates with sector specific regulators and industry to promote practical application of standards


NQI undertake research to determine the status and trends of quality practices in Kenya

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