NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY (NCA) in Kenya is geared towards streamlining, overhauling and regulating an industry that has for many years suffered poor legislative framework and been dominated by unqualified persons.

NCA has issued project registration guidelines that apply to all qualified contractors in Kenya.

Project registration is an important step towards streamlining of the construction industry. Developing a projects register will facilitate planning and maintaining of construction records that makes quality assurance easier and more systematic.

The Authority also aims at facilitating a capacity building culture for the benefit of the industry’s stakeholders and the promotion of best practices of international repute and standard in the local construction industry through its core functions which are;

• To promote and stimulate the development of the construction industry to enable it to meet development aspirations Of Kenya and to facilitate its competitiveness in the region through the exportation of construction services;

• To register and regulate the performance of local and foreign contractors and accredit skilled construction workers and site supervisors;

• To encourage the standardization and improvement of construction techniques and materials;

• To promote and coordinate training programmes in the construction industry organized by accredited public and private training institutions as well as to provide consultancy and advisory services;

• To coordinate research in the construction industry, disseminate research findings and establish a construction industry information system

• To promote quality assurance and develop and publish a code of conduct for the construction industry


Here are the steps that National Construction Authority (NCA) requires all contractors to follow in order to register their construction project and make payment for the levy;

  • Step 1: You will need to fill the project registration form with all relevant information that is being requested.
  • Step 2: After filling the form, you will need to submit the form with signed contract document or letter of award or signed agreement form and BOQ summary
  • Step 3: National Construction Authority will then process your application within one working day depending on its workload.
  • Step 4: The Levy Payment Notification Letter and the invoice will be issued to you.
  • Step 5: Once you make the payment towards the invoice, the Compliance Certificate will be issued to you.
  • Step 6: You can now proceed to start your construction project upon receiving your Compliance Certificate.
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