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About KEBS Certification body

The Kenya Bureau of Standards Certification Body (KEBS CB) is one of the leading Certification bodies in the East and Central African Region.

The KEBS CB is a department of the Kenya Bureau of standards which is an organization established by an Act of parliament, The Standards Act, Cap 496 of the laws of Kenya.

The KEBS CB started its operations in August 2002 and provides audit and certification services in the following areas:

·         ISO 9001 Quality Management systems

·         ISO 14001 Environmental Management systems

·         HACCP Food safety Management systems

·         ISO 22000 Food safety Management systems

·         OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

·         ISO 27001 information security management systems

·         ISO 20000-1 IT service Management certification

·         KS 2573 -  hygiene certification for food establishments and restaurants

·         FSSC 22000 food safety certification

·         ISO 39001 – Road Transport safety management systems

·         ISO 50001 Energy management system

·         ISO 13485 – medical devices certification


The CB also provides the following additional services:

·         Personnel Certification compliant with ISO 17024

·         QMS automation system using the KEBS TQM software


The KEBS CB is located at the Kenya Bureau of Standard Headquarters situated along Kapiti Road, South C, Nairobi


Our Commitment

·         Treat our customers with dignity, courtesy and respect

·         Acknowledge applications for certification within 3 days of receipt

·         Use only competent personnel to carry out audit activities

·         Conduct certification and surveillance audits as per the contract

·         Acknowledge any compliant received within 5 days and ensure that appropriate correction and corrective actions are taken as a result

·         Provide timely information on the audit, certification process and certification status

·         Keep client information confidential

·         Give clients due notice of any change to the requirements for certification

·         Upon request correctly state the status of the clients’ management system


Core Values

·         impartiality,

·         competence,

·         responsibility,

·         openness,

·         confidentiality, and

·         responsiveness to complaints



The KEBS CB is Accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council, RVA to ISO /IEC 17021: Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of Management systems. RVA is a full member of good repute of the International Accreditation Forum, IAF


The accreditation certificate number is C 578. This accreditation may be validated by checking on the RVA website: