See the list of Professional Bodies in Nigeria and their Websites

A professional, according to the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, refers to any person whose education and training allow for his judgment to be relied upon and possesses a certification issued by a recognised professional body or association and is currently working or wishing to work in Nigeria. In this article, EduCeleb.com focuses on professional bodies in Nigeria.

 

As an aspiring professional in your chosen field, you need to relate with fellows with vast experience in it. That’s why professional bodies do exist. In your career, it is very important to be a member of a professional body. In case you’re wondering what professional bodies are, read further.

 

What you should know about professional bodies

Why would you consider joining some professional body? The choice of joining a professional body might not have been in your plan but you just have to get it that they are what keep these professions as professions. They are the soul of the professions. They check, license, sanction and reward professionals who have chosen to be associated with them.

Professionalism

 

You have to join one of them because:

  • They make you accepted full-fledged into your respective profession. If you don’t belong there, you have nothing doing there. You should be aware that an Accountant who, for instance, is not Chartered is not honoured equally like a Chartered Accountant;
  • They are also regulatory agencies in the profession and do administer necessary disciplinary actions against erring members;
  • They set ethical standards and standard of professional conducts for members including benchmarks and best practices;
  • Some of them administer certification examinations to members depending on their rules. Success in such examination shows some level of competence and professional accomplishments in the profession;
  • As experience increases, your rank increases with your membership rights;
  • They expose members to career advancement events such as trainings, workshops and seminars;
  • Membership is open to you whether as a student, practitioner or corporate body.

 

It is important to state that:

  • Some are established by government, others by groups of individuals
  • They influence government policies in the profession.
  • They charge annual membership/subscription dues.
  • Most of the professional bodies listed below have their headquarters in places probably far from you. So, their websites are the closest mediums to reach out to them.
  • You can always choose the one that suits your professional specialty and seek more information about it via its website.
  • Some bodies’ websites weren’t mentioned because they seem not to exist though I know the bodies exist.

 

You would observe that related professional bodies are grouped together based on the titles I find suitable.

 

If you have any suggestion of additional ones not included yet, kindly use the comment box to do so. Cheers!

 

Professional Bodies in Nigeria and their Websites

S/N Name Website

Agriculture

 
1. Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON) http://www.aesonnigeria.org
2. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) http://www.iita.org
3. Nigeria Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE) http://www.niae.net
4. African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) http://www.aaae-africa.org
5. Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN) http://www.fb.com/agricsocietynigeria
6. Nigerian Institute of Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS)
7. Association of Organic Agricultural Practitioners of Nigeria (NOAN) http://www.noannigeria.net
8. Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN) http://www.animalscienceassociation.org.ng
9. Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) http://www.nias.org.ng
10. Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HSN) http://www.hortson.org
11. National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI) http://www.arcnigeria.org
12. National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCI) http://www.nrci.gov.ng
13. Nigerian Cassava Growers Association (NCGA)
14. International Farm Management Association – Nigeria (IFMA) http://www.ifmaonline.org
15. Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) http://www.armti.com
16. Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IART) http://www.iart-ngonline.org
17. Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN)
18. Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) http://www.cfa-international.org
19. Weed Science Society of Nigeria (WSSN)

Arts

20. Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) http://www.readingassociation.org.ng/about.html
21. Nigerian English Studies Association (NESA)
22. Acoustical Society of Nigeria (ASA) http://www.acousticsnigeria.org
23. Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) http://www.historicalsocietynigeria.org
24. Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) http://www.ana-nigeria.com/
25. Nigerian Philosophical Association (NPA) http://www.npa-edu.org
26. Nigerian Institute of Translators and Interpreters (NITI) http://www.nitinigeria.net
27. Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN)

Computer and ICT

28. Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) http://www.ncs.org.ng/admission/membership-qualification/
29. Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN) http://www.itan.org.ng/aboutus.htm
30. Institute of Data Processing Management of Nigeria (IDPMN) http://www.idpmnigeria.org
31. Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) http://www.nifst.org/
32. Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPRCN) http://www.cprcn.org/
33. Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) http://www.nig.org.ng/
 
Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN) http://www.ispan.org.ng/
   

Education

35. Science Teachers Association of Nigeria http://www.stan.org.ng
36. Business Education Exams Council http://www.beectraining.com
37. National Teachers’ Institute http://www.ntinigeria.org/about.html
38. Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) http://www.trcn.gov.ng
39. Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research http://www.niser.org
40. Nigeria Library Association http://www.nla-ng.org
41. Association of Business Educators of Nigeria (ABEN) http://www.abennigeria.org
42. Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria http://www.lrcn.gov.ng
43. Institute of Mentoring and Career Coaching Nigeria (IMCCN) http://www.imccng.org
44. Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) http://www.cassonnigeria.org
45. Early Childhood Association of Nigeria (ECAN)
46. Curriculum Organisation of Nigeria
47. Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa http://www.ernwarca.org
48. Higher Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET) http://www.herp-net.org
49. National Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators http://www.naere.org.ng
50. Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD) http://www.nitad.org
51. National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) http://www.niepa-ng.org
52. Nigerian Academy of Engineering http://www.nae.org.ng
53. Nigerian Academy of Education
54. Nigerian Academy of Letters http://www.nal-ng.org
55. Nigerian Academy of Science http://www.nas.org.ng
56. University French Teachers Association http://www.uftanigeria.org
   

Engineering

57. Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) http://www.corenng.org/index.html
58. Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) http://www.nse.org.ng
59. Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria – http://www.apwen.org/
60. Nigeria Institute of Civil Engineers http://www.nice-nigeria.org/
61. Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers http://www.nistructe-ng.org
62. Pipeline Professionals’ Association of Nigeria (PLAN) http://www.plan-ng.com/index.php
63. Oil and Gas Design Engineers of Nigeria (OGDEN)
64. National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) http://www.naptin.org.ng/index.php/about-us/
65. Solar Energy Society of Nigeria http://www.sesn-ng.org
   

Entrepreneurship

66. Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs (INCENT) www.classicentrepreneurs.com
67.   College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (CESBUM) www.cesbumedu.com
68.   African Society for Female Entrepreneurship (ASOFENT) http://entrepreneurs.com/asofent
67.
 
Society for Agropreneurship and Agribusiness http://entrepreneurs.com/sofaag
70.
International Association of Technopreneurs (IATECH) http://entrepreneurs.com/iatech
 
Association of African Entrepreneurs (AAE) www.aaeafrica.org

Environmental Sciences

72. Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) http://www.niesv.org
73. Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) http://www.estatemanagementfpa.org
74. Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) http://www.niqs.org.ng
75. Professional Quantity Surveyors (International) Network  (proQS) http://www.proqs.net
76. Nigerian Institute of Surveyors (NIS) http://www.nis.org.ng
77. Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) http://www.niarchitects.org/
78. Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) http://www.niobuilding.org/
79. Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON)  c/o NIOB
80. Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) http://www.nitp-ng.org/

Health

81. Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) http://www.nationalnma.org
82. Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria (APHPN) http://www.aphpn.org
83. Association of General & Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGMPN) http://www.agmpn.org
84. Medical & Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) http://www.mdcan-ng.org
85. West African College of Physicians (WACP) http://www.wac-phycisians.org
86. Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) http://www.pcnng.org
87. Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) http://www.ps-nigeria.org/
88. Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) http://www.ps-nigeria.org
89. Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria http://www.mdcn.gov.ng/
90. National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) http://www.nannm.com/
91. Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria http://www.nmcn.gov.ng/
92. Nigerian Dental Association (NDA) http://www.nigdentalasso.org
93. Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (NSP) http://www.nigeriaphysio.org
94. Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON) http://www.wamason.net
95. Society of Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians of Nigeria (SOEHPON) http://www.soehpon.org

Law

96. Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) http://www.nigeriabar.com
97. Centre for Law & Development http://www.clds.org
98. Society of Construction Industry Arbitrators of Nigeria (SCIARB) http://www.sciarb.com/index.html
99. Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) http://www.nials-nigeria.org

Management

100. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) http://www.ican-ngr.org
101. Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) http://www.ananigeria.org
102. Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria (CPA) http://www.cpanigeria.org/
103. Institute of Forensic Accountants (IFA) http://www.ww.ifa.org.ng
104. Chartered Institute of International Accountants of Nigeria (CAIAN) http://www.caian.org
105. Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (CICMA)
106. Association of Management Accountants of Nigeria (ACMA)  http://www.acma-ng.org/
107. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Nigeria http://www.cimanigeria.com/
108. The Institute of Company & Commercial Accountants of Nigeria (ICCA) http://www.iccaofnigeria.org/about.htm
109. Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) http://www.cibng.org
110. Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) http://www.citn.org
111. Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN) http://www.pensioninstitute.com
112. Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria http://www.ciinigeria.com
113. Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) http://www.cisnigeria.com
114. National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) http://www.thenimn.org/
115. Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) http://www.managementnigeria.org
116. Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN) http://www.cipmnigeria.org
117. Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria (IMCN) http://www.imcnig.org
118. Institute of Corporate Administrators (ICA)
119. Institute of Investment Management and Research http://www.investment-fa.com
120. Institute of Business Technology Management of Nigeria (IBTM) http://www.ibtmnigeria.org
121. Nigerian Institute of Industrial Management (NIIM) http://www.niim.org/index.htm
122. Institute of Treasury Management (ITM) http://www.instituteoftreasurymanagement.com
123. Certified Institute of Cost Management (ICMN) http://www.icmn.org
124. Institute of Directors (IOD) http://www.iodnigeria.com
125. Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC) http://www.fitc-ng.com
126. Institute of Credit & Risk Management (ICRM) http://www.icrmng.org/index.html
127. Portfolio & Debt Management Institute (PDMIN) http://www.pdmin.org
128. Money Market Association of Nigeria (MMAN) http://www.moneymarketng.com
129. Institute of Business Development (IBD) http://www.ibd-ng.org
130. Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria (IRAMN) http://www.regdmanager.org/
131. Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria  (ICAN) http://www.icanigeria.com/
132. Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management of Nigeria (CILRM) http://www.cilrm-ng.org
133. Certified Institute of Warehousing and Materials Management (CIWMM) http://www.cism-ng.org/
134. Institute of Benefits and Trusts Management (IBTM) http://www.institute-benefits.org
135. Institute of Pensions Management (IPM) http://www.penmgt.org
136. Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN) http://www.pensioninstituteng.com/about.html
137. West African Institute for Financial & Economic Management (WAIFEM) http://www.waifem.org
138. Nigerian Institute of Professional Secretaries (NIPS) http://www.nipsecretaries.org/
139. Chartered Institute of Administration of Nigeria (CIAN) http://www.cia-ng.org/
140. Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) http://www.cips.org/
141. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN) http://www.cipsmn.com
142. Certified Institute of Purchasing and Supply Administrators of Nigeria http://www.cipsmn.net/membership.html
143. Institute of Finance & Control of Nigeria (IFCN) http://www.ifcnnig.org
144. Nigeria Insurers Association (NIA) http://www.nigeriainsurers.com/
145. The Institute of Business and Economic Analysts, Nigeria (IBEAN) http://www.ibeann.org

Pure Sciences

146. Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN)
147. Nigerian Mathematical Society http://www.nigerianmathematicalsociety.org
148. Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) http://www.manufacturersnigeria.com/
149. Nigerian Institute of Industrial Statisticians http://www.niisng.org
150. Nigerian Statistical Association http://www.nsang.org
151. Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP) http://www.nipng.org
152. National Association of Mathematical Physics (NAMP) http://www.tnamp.org
153. Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCN) http://www.iccon.org.ng
154. Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria http://www.mlscn.gov.ng
155. Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN)
156. Association of Medical Lab Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) http://www.amlsn.org
157. Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) http://www.nislt.gov.ng
158. Biotechnological Association of Nigeria (BAN) http://www.biotechsocietynigeria.org

Religion

159. Organisation of Nigerian Chaplains http://www.nigerianchaplains.org
160. Association of Muslim Professionals http://www.ampnigeria.org

Safety and Security

161. Institute of Industrial Security & Safety of Nigeria http://www.iissn.org/about_us.html
162. Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP) http://www.nispnigeria.com/
163. Institute of Fraud Examiners http://www.acfeng.org/membership.php
164. Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria http://www.isponnigeria.org/index.php/membership
165. World Safety Organization http://www.worldsafety.org.ng/

Social Sciences

166. African Institute for Applied Economics (AIAE) http://www.aiae-nigeria.org
167. Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN) http://www.icennig.org
168. Association of West African Professional Economists Bodies (AWAPEB) http://www.awapeb.org
169. Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) http://www.apcon.gov.ng
170. Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) http://www.oaan.org
171. Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) http://www.nipr-ng.org/
172. Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ)
173. The Institute of Certified Geographers of Nigeria (ICGN) http://www.icgnig.org
174. Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
175. Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) http://www.icsan.org/about.html
176. National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) http://www.nipsskuru.gov.ng
177. Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (ISMNG) http://www.ismng.org/
178. Strategic Management Centre (SMC) http://www.smgnigeria.org
179. Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN) http://www.ipanng.org/
180. Institute of Public Management (Unique) http://www.ipm-unique.org
181. Institute of Professional Recruitment Consultants (IPRC) http://www.iprcng.net
182. The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) http://www.ciltnigeria.org/index.php
183. Institute of Mass Communication & Information Management of Nigeria (IMIM) http://www.imim-ng.org/
184. Institute of Information Management, Africa (IIM-Africa) http://www.iim-africa.org/home.php
185. Chartered Institute of Commerce of Nigeria (CICNG) http://www.cicng.org/
186. Certified Marketing Communications Institute of Nigeria (CMCIN) http://www.cmcin.org/
187. Institute of Customer Service of Nigeria (ICSN) http://www.customerservicenigeria.org
188. The Institute Of Customer Relationship Management, Nigeria (ICRM) http://www.customermgt.org/
189. Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration of Nigeria (CILGPAN) http://www.cilgpan.org/
190. Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria (IPAN) http://www.ipan-ng.org
191. Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) http://www.niianet.org
192. Institute of Social Work of Nigeria (ISOWN) http://www.isownigeria.org
193. Nigeria Association of Social Workers (NASOW) http://www.nasowabuja.org.ng
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10 thoughts on “See the list of Professional Bodies in Nigeria and their Websites

  1. Good job…..Please add…. Nigerian Institute of Production Management ( NIPM)and The Certified Institute of Applied Management and Administration (CIAMA). Thanks

      1. Please add SCIENCE ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (SAN) as the principal ie. first in the category of Pure Sciences.
        Thank you for an excellent effort

  2. l really appreciate your efforts and contributions… but you have not included a lot of professional groups… please add THE CREATIVE ART BODIES as follows: Society of Nigerian artists( SNA) association of professional creative art and designers (APCAD) association of female artists of Nigeria.(AFAN)

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