Professional Bodies in Nigeria Fully Accredited in 2021 | Complete List

Professional Bodies in Nigeria Fully Accredited in 2021 | Complete List.

There are a lot of professional bodies in Nigeria. Many are registered and accredited while some are not. This article will focus on all the professional bodies in Nigeria that are fully registered and accredited. You will also be furnished with the information on these bodies including their functions and contact details.

Professional Bodies in Nigeria Fully Accredited
Professional Bodies in Nigeria Fully Accredited

The essence of these professional bodies is to make sure that the activities of professionals under the body are regulated. The bodies also ensure that you are certified and well trained before you practice the craft of your profession.

These bodies ensure that members go for short courses and are awarded with professional certificates. These certificates are rated highly by employers and increase the chances of one being employed.

Important Things You Should note about Professional Bodies

Joining a professional body is the soul of your profession. You have to join one in order to progress in your career.

These are the reasons why you should join a professional body.

  • They make you fully accepted into your profession. For example, an accountant that is chartered is more honored that the one that is not.
  • These professional bodies have regulations, ethics, conducts, and codes and they take disciplinary action against erring members, and we can say that they help maintain discipline among members in the profession.
  • They set ethical standards and standard of professional conducts for members including benchmarks and best practices;
  • Some of these professional bodies administer examinations to members depending on their rules. Success in this examination proves the level of your competence in the profession.
  • As you increase in experience, your rank in membership increases.
  • 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.

Accredited and Registered Professional Bodies in Nigeria 2021

Now these are the list of professional bodies in Nigeria that are approved, registered and accredited fully.

1 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria

2 Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria

3 Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria

4 Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveyors & Valuers

5 Association of General & Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria

6 Association of National Accountants of Nigeria

7 Business Education Exams Council

8 Centre for Law & Development

9 Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria

10 Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria

11 Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria

12 Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria

13 Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers

14 Certified Institute of Cost Management

15 Medical & Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria

16 Nigeria Bar Association

17 Nigerian Institute of Management

18 Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors

19 Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research

20 Nigerian Institute of Town Planners

21 Nigerian Medical Association

22 Nigerian Society of Engineers

23 Science Teachers Association of Nigeria

24 Strategic Management Centre

25 West African College of Physicians

26 Institute of Directors

27 Advertising Practioners Council of Nigeria

28 Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria

29 Manufacturers Association of Nigeria

30 The Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals

31 Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)

32 Pharmacist Council of Nigeria

33 West African Institute for Financial & Economic Management

34 Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC)

35 Money Market Association of Nigeria

36 African Institute for Applied Economics

37 Nigeria Computer Society

38 Institute of Credit & Risk Managment

39 Portfolio & Debt Management Institute

40 Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria

41 Association of National Accountants of Nigeria

42 Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of


43 The Institute of Certified Geographers of Nigeria

44 The Institute of Business Development

45 The Institute of Benefits and Trusts Management

46 The Institute of Pensions Management

47 Chartered Institute of Administration

48 Nigerian Institute of Professional Secretaries

49 Pipeline Professionals’ Association of Nigeria (PLAN)

50 National Teachers’ Institute

51 Nigeria Institute of Public Relations

52 Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria

53 The Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Nigeria

54 Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria


55 Nigerian Institute of Architects

56 Nigeria Insurers Association

57 Nigerian Institute of Building

58 Nigeria Computer Society

59 Information Technology Association of Nigeria

60 Certified Institute of Warehousing & Materials Management

61 Institute of Certified Public Accountants of


62 Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria

63 Money Market Association of Nigeria

64 Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria

65 Institute of Forensic Accountants of Nigeria

66 Chartered Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Nigeria

67 The Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria

68 The Institute of Company & Commercial Accountants of


69 The Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of


70 The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

71 Institute of Industrial Security & Safety of Nigeria

72 Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria

73 Institute of Investment Management & Research

74 Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP)

75 Institute of Public Management (Unique)

76 Institute of Fraud Examiners

77 Nigerian Institute of Industrial Management

78 Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria

79 Association of West African Professional Economists Bodies

80 Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria

81 Institute of Professional Recruitment Consultants, IPRC Nigeria

82 Institute of Finance & Control of Nigeria

83 The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

84 Institute of Treasury Management

85 The Chartered institute of Purchasing and supply management of


86 Chartered Institute of Commerce of Nigeria

87 Nigeria Institute of Civil Engineers

88 Institute of Data Processing Management of Nigeria

89 Society of Construction Industry Arbitrators of Nigeria

In Conclusion

Having seen the importance of joining a professional body, do your utmost best to ensure that you join one related to your field or profession. The benefits of joining a professional body cannot be overestimated. Apart from the professional benefits, it will improve your life personally in a practical and social way. See you at the top, best wishes from Past Question PDF.


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