Mandate, Roles and Functions of the CPST

To Conduct courses for the exposition and enhancement of knowledge, skills and experience of members and Staff of Parliament and County Assemblies.

To Conduct courses on parliamentary practice and procedures to other stakeholders and to other publics on request and with approval of the Board

Provide directly or in collaboration with other institutions of higher learning, facilities for parliamentary research, studies and training.

To Participate in the preservation and transmission of Parliamentary knowledge in Kenya and beyond

To Conduct examinations for and grant academic awards as may be necessary in collaboration with Institution of Higher Learning

To Contribute to the effective and efficient execution by Parliament of its roles and functions in democratic governance

Prepare modules of training in legislation, representation and oversight roles of Parliament, in partnership with National Assembly and the Senate, other national or supranational parliaments, and other centres or institutes executing similar mandates.

Undertake any other business which is incidental to the performance of any of the foregoing functions.


CPST Strategic Plan

The CPST Strategic Plan 2013–2017 (Revised) is anchored on the Capacity Building and Training Pillar of the Parliamentary Service Commission Strategic Plan. It provides the blueprint on the key issues that the CPST needs to focus on.



Our Trainers

Trainers of the CPST are drawn from current and former Senior Staff of Parliament; the Academia and other professionals from key public and private sector institutions. Some of our trainers are also former Members of Parliament who served as chairpersons and members of various committees or as commissioners. All our trainers undergo Training of Trainers Courses to enhance their skills in training adult learners. The CPST uses a unique training model also known as "The CPST Way of Training".

Upcoming Trainings

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Our vision is to be the Centre of Excellence in Parliamentary Studies and Governance

Our Mission is to enhance the capacity of members and staff of Parliament, legislative assemblies and other stakeholders for effective and efficient execution of their mandate, roles and functions in democratic governance.
Professionalism: We shall strive to maintain a high level of competence while promoting teamwork and professionalism
Impartiality: We shall strive to always remain objective and impartial in the delivery of our services.
Excellence: We shall have high expectations in meeting the needs of our clients and remain committed to the highest standards of training, service and performance.
Accountability: We shall always be accountable for our actions, ensuring efficient and effective use of our resources.
Integrity: We shall maintain the highest level of ethics, transparency and integrity in discharging out duties.