As many times as possible, I would always say that it is important for any individual in his/her career to be recognized or registered by a professional body in their career field. It is really evident in the economic situation and trends of the country that we should note that it is important to be a part of one professional body or the other to help you boost your chances of growing in your career and also have an edge over others in searching for a job.


Most careers always insist on those who are involved in the career line to be registered as a professional with the appropriate bodies, examples of such careers are Accountants, Engineers and Scientists.

Why do you join a professional body?

  1. To be able to boost your career growth
  2. To gain recognition amongst your peers
  3. Improve your skills in line with your job
  4. To build a good working relationship across various locations with other professionals in your field.
  5. Some careers make it essential for you to be part of the professional body for you to be able to get contracts or job offers.

There are also other reasons for you to join a professional body in line with your career, depending on where you fall into.


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 Practitioners 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 Management
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 Nigeria
69 The Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria
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 Nigeria
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