Professional Qualification and Career Prospects – List of Professional Bodies in Nigeria

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Getting practical training with a professional or vocational qualification can fast-track you towards your dream job. Professional training is ideal if you’ve a clear career objective, as they’re geared towards improving your capability to do a particular occupation.

What is a professional qualification?

Professional qualifications focus on developing the skills you need to work in a specific industry or job. Awarded by professional bodies, they generally give you the chance to gain valuable on-the-job experience through vocational training. Many courses follow on from a degree or equivalent qualification; however, such academic experience isn’t always required.

Countless careers demand you possess a professional qualification. For example, it’s impossible to become a qualified barister without taking a Cetificate of Call to Bar – issues by the Nigerian Law School. Alternatively, you may wish to study a professional qualification simply to achieve a higher level of competence in your field and improve your chances of reaching the top.

There are many professional institutions in Nigeria that regulate different professions ranging from accounting to engineering and to marketing. Some of these institutions also administer certification examinations to members depending on their charter. Passing these examinations are seen as symbol of professional accomplishments and lend credence to the competence of the individuals who have passed the examinations. The institutions also set ethical standards and standard of professional conducts for members including benchmarks and best practices. They are quasi regulatory agencies and can administer disciplinary actions for members’ misconducts. The list below represents some but not all such bodies in Nigeria

Nigerian Professional Institutes and their Web addresses
01 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria http://www.ican-ngr.org
02 Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria http://www.cibnonline.org
03 Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria http://www.citn.org
04 Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveyors & Valuers http://www.niesv.org
05 Association of General & Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria http://www.agmpn.org
06 Association of National Accountants of Nigeria http://www.ananigeria.org
07 Business Education Exams Council http://www.beectraining.com
08 Centre for Law & Development http://www.clds.org
09 Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria http://www.pensioninstitute.com
10 Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria http://www.thenimn.org
11 Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria http://www.ciinigeria.com
12 Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria http://www.cipmnigeria.org
13 Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers http://www.cisnigeria.com
14 Institute of Cost Management http://www.icmn.org
15 Medical & Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria http://www.mdcan-ng.org
16 Nigeria Bar Association http://www.nigeriabar.com
17 Nigerian Institute of Management http://www.managementnigeria.org
18 Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors http://www.niqs.org
19 Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research http://www.niser.org
20 Nigerian Institute of Town Planners http://www.nitp-ng.org
21 Nigerian Medical Association http://www.nigerianma.org
22 Nigerian Society of Engineers http://www.nse.org.ng
23 Science Teachers Association of Nigeria http://www.stan.org.ng
24 Strategic Management Centre http://www.smgnigeria.org
25 West African College of Physicians http://www.wac-phycisians.org
26 Institute of Directors http://www.iodnigeria.com
27 Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria http://www.apcon.gov.ng
28 Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria http://www.oaan.org
29 Manufacturers Association of Nigeria http://www.manufacturersnigeria.com
30 The Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals http://www.nispnigeria.com
31 Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) http://www.nipreko.org
32 Pharmacist Council of Nigeria http://www.pcnng.org
33 West African Institute for Financial & Economic Management http://www.waifem.org
34 Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC) http://www.fitc-ng.com
35 Money Market Association of Nigeria http://www.moneymarketng.com
36 African Institute for Applied Economics http://www.aiae-nigeria.org
37 Nigeria Computer Society http://www.ncs.org.ng
38 Institute of Credit & Risk Management http://www.icrmng.org
39 Portfolio & Debt Management Institute http://www.pdmin.org
40 Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria http://www.icennig.org
41 Association of National Accountants of Nigeria http://www.anan.org.ng
42 Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria  http://www.regdmanager.org
43 The Institute of Certified Geographers of Nigeria http://www.icgnig.org
44 The Institute of Business Development http://www.ibd-ng.org
45 The Institute of Benefits and Trusts Management http://www.institute-benefits.org
46 The Institute of Pensions Management http://www.penmgt.org
47 Chartered Institute of Administration http://www.cia-ng.org
48 Nigerian Institute of Professional Secretaries http://www.nipsecretaries.org
49 Pipeline Professionals’ Association of Nigeria (PLAN) plan-ng.com
50 National Teachers’ Institute http://www.ntinigeria.org
51 Nigeria Institute of Public Relations http://www.nipr-ng.org
52 Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria http://www.ps-nigeria.org
53 The Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Nigeria http://www.icsan.org
54 Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) http://www.corenng.org
55 Nigerian Institute of Architects http://www.niarchitects.org
56 Nigeria Insurers Association http://www.nigeriainsurers.com
57 Nigerian Institute of Building http://www.niobuilding.org
58 Nigeria Computer Society http://www.ncs.org.ng
59 Information Technology Association of Nigeria http://www.itan.org.ng
60 Certified Institute of Warehousing & Materials Management http://www.cism-ng.org
61 Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria http://www.cpanigeria.org
62 Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria http://www.pensioninstituteng.com
63 Money Market Association of Nigeria http://www.moneymarketng.com
64 Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria http://www.icennig.org
65 Institute of Forensic Accountants of Nigeria http://www.ifa-ng.org
66 Chartered Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Nigeria http://www.cicma-ng.org
67 The Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria http://www.icanigeria.com
68 The Institute of Company & Commercial Accountants of Nigeria iccaofnigeria.org
69 The Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria regdmanager.org
70 The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply http://www.cips.org
71 Institute of Industrial Security & Safety of Nigeria http://www.iissn.org
72 Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria http://www.ipanng.org
73 Institute of Investment Management & Research http://www.investment-fa.com
74 Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP) http://www.nispnigeria.com
75 Institute of Public Management (Unique) http://www.ipm-unique.org
76 Institute of Fraud Examiners http://www.acfeng.org
77 Nigerian Institute of Industrial Management http://www.niim.org
78 Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria http://www.mdcnigeria.org
79 Association of West African Professional Economists Bodies http://www.awapeb.org
80 Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria http://www.ismng.org
81 Institute of Professional Recruitment Consultants, IPRC Nigeria http://www.iprcng.net
82 Institute of Finance & Control of Nigeria http://www.ifcnnig.org
83 The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport http://www.ciltnigeria.org

84 The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria. http://www.cipsmn.com

 

Search for International equivalents online or visit this Wikipedia link

  • wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_certification

 

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  1. #1 by UberUmbra on August 29, 2016 - 9:29 PM

    tnx

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