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  • Upcoming Events: April 21 – 22, 2016 : Comet Workshop

    April 21 – 22, 2016 : A 2-Day Continuing Membership Education & Training (Comet) Workshop Titled: Achieving Peak Performance Through Effective Financial Planning and Administration in a Recessed Economy

About Chartered Institute of Administration

The institute is a professional and examining body established in 1987 and chartered by Act No.103, published in the Federal Government of Nigeria Gazette No.76 Vol.79 of 31st December 1992. Also visit www.nigeria-law.org/LFN. The Act empowers the institute to, among other things; regulate the training and practice of Administration in public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy within a professional membership framework.  

As a profession in the centre of attraction and constantly in the mainstream of industrial development, the contributions of professional administration specialisms  to sustain and maintain a robust economy are very crucial and significant. As national development change with a tremendous relative rapidity, so do management and administrative approaches to cope and keep them afloat. It is inconceivable to think of any industrial and economic developments on their own without the contribution  of skilled administrators. 

In recent years, owing to the complexity of modern economic activity, private and public sectors of the economy increasingly demand professional qualified administrators who are versatile, with a broad business knowledge and administrative ability.

This demand is fully met by our members who through their sound systematic professional training competence and practical experience are versatile in organizational functions and the toast of every employer of labour.

Objectives of the Institute

  1. Based on its enabling instrument, the institute has the following objectives
  2. Promoting the techniques of Management/Administration
  3. To encourage, advance and disseminate knowledge, education, practical training and research in the profession
  4. To exercise effective control of the profession of administration in Nigeria
  5. Determine what standards of knowledge and skills are to be attained by persons seeking to become members of the profession and improve those standards from time to time
  6. Establish uniform or acceptable minimum qualification for entry into the profession
  7. To inform and educate the public of its activities and future programmes through well organized workshop, seminars, publications and conferences
  8. To promote the interest of its members from time to time
  9. Formulate acceptable code of professional conduct, and ethics and to discipline erring members
  10. To carry out other responsibilities as may be defined by council from time to time



Membership of our Institute can be gained only by passing the institute’s professional membership qualifying examination the ACIA and fulfilling the practical experience requirement.


Diploma in Business Studies (DBS)

Its Objective is to develop fundamental knowledge in the theory and practice of general business organization, the Nigeria business organization, and the functional areas of business organization


ACIA Professional Certificate

Its objectives are to:

  1. Train Chartered Administrators for entitites in manufacturing, commercial or service organizations, in the public or private sector of the economy
  2. To examine whether prospective members have an adequate knowledge, understanding and mastery of the stated body of knowledge or skills
  3. To complement the institute's practical experience requirements