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DIRECT MEMBERSHIP AND MEMBERSHIP BY EXAMINATION: Induction of New Members 28th and 29th June, 2018 *** Read Now


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Induction of New Members, June 2018


The next induction of new members has been scheduled to hold on 28th and 29th June, 2018 at Golden Tulip Hotel, Old Durbar Hotel Road, Arnuwo-Odofin, Lagos State, from 9.00am. Candidates who satisfy the requirements specified below are invited to apply.

Chartered Institute of Administration is a professional and examining body chartered by Federal Government Act No. 103 of 1992 (now Act of National Assembly Cap C7 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004). The Act empowers the Institute to regulate the training in, and practice of, Administration within a professional framework throughout Nigeria.

The Institute's qualifications are accredited and graded by Federal Ministry of Education for employment in all sectors of the economy.

The Institute is governed by a Council of members including a representative of the Honourable Minister of Education, whose work is supported by a number of standing committees and a permanent staff; with the National Secretariat accommodated in a two storey office complex wholly owned by the Institute.

1. Membership confers professional status of distinction recognized by discerning employers for dynamic career progression; in addition to giving members professional identity that separates them from quacks.

2. Members are empowered with the Institute's practicing Licence, which guarantees them highly lucrative self employment as Chartered Administrators in Public Professional Practice.

Section 10 of Chartered Institute of Administration Act provides, among others, that a person shall be entitled to be registered as a member of the profession if:

a) He passes the qualifying examination for registration recognised or conducted by the Council under this Act and completes the practical training prescribed; or

b) He holds a qualification granted for the time being accepted by the Institute and satisfies the Council that he has had sufficient practical experience as a member of the profession

Membership by Examination: Candidates who have successfully completed the professional membership qualifying examination of the Institute, and met other requirements will be inducted as Associates.

Direct Membership: Direct membership is available in two grades, namely: Full Member, and Fellow. The general educational requirement is a Degree, or HND, or Final Professional Examination Certificate, in any Business Administration discipline, including Public Administration; in addition to the following specific requirements.

a) Full Members
Applicants must be at least 25 years of age and have had not less than five years working experience in senior administrative position.

b) Fellows
Applicants must be at least 35 years of age and have had not Jess than 10 years working experience in senior administrative functions, five of which must be in top executive appointment not below the rank of a Senior Manager or equivalent in a substantial organization.

Successful candidates will be required to pay the following membership induction fees when they receive our letter notifying them of their admission into membership: Associate N75,000; Full Members N171,000; Fellows N231,000.

Direct Membership: Candidates should submit completed Direct Membership Application Form
obtainable at the Institute's offices or downloaded on our website; accompanied with the required supporting documents; as well as bank deposit slip of N10,000 non-refundable compulsory processing fee paid direct into the bank account of the Institute with Zenith Bank(A/c No.1010155991).

Membership by Examination: Candidates should submit completed Membership by Examination Application Form obtainable at the Institute's offices, the Approved Teaching Centres (ATC's) or downloaded on our website; accompanied with all required enclosures.

Completed Application Forms with the required enclosures must be dispatched or emailed to reach us not later than 30th April, 2018.


  -------Adm. (Dr.) Akobundu Okoronkwo, FCIA -------

 Registrar/Chief Executive

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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