Professional bodies and institutions are established for regulatory purposes. They decide, maintain, and regulate the ethics of practice and conduct of professionals in their respective profession. Below is a list of professional bodies in Nigeria with accreditation.
There are many professional bodies in Nigeria today. Professions like accounting, engineering, banking, surveyor, medicine, etc. all have professional bodies, associations, and institutions in Nigeria. Being a member of a professional body in your profession is very important. It advances your career and opens you up to a lot of opportunities to get to the peak level of your career in Nigeria.
Some of the professional bodies have short courses which award professional certificate to its members. These certificates are rated highly by employers and for executive positions in Nigeria. Below is a list of some of the professional bodies in Nigeria with accreditation.
Approved professional bodies in Nigeria
This is the list of professional bodies in Nigeria with their office address and website. It might not contain all of such bodies but it has some of the most important and popular ones.
African Institute for Applied Economics (AIAE)
African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA)
Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN)
Office address: 9, Sam Sonibare Street, Surulere, Lagos.
Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN)
Office address: 250, Herbert Macaulay Street, Alagomeji-Yaba, P.M.B 1011, Yaba, Lagos.
Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN)
Office address: Secretariat, 4th Floor, Wing B Plot 4, Oyetubo Street Off Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja -Lagos.
Abuja office: COREN Engineering Professional Development Centre. House 21/23, 14 Road, Off 1st Avenue Gwarimpa Phase 11 Abuja.
Business Education Exams Council (BEEC)
Office address: Palmline Building (1st Floor), 11, Wharf Road, Apapa, Lagos.
Centre for Law and Development (CLD)
Office address: 18 Babatunde Jose Street, (formerly Festival Road), off Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN)
Office address: Areta Plaza 1st Floor, 178, Aba Express Road, ABA ROAD, Port Harcourt, Rivers.
Chartered Institute of Certified Secretaries and Reporters (CICSR)
Office address: 6, Ladipo Adeyemi Street, Anthony Village, Lagos.
Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN)
Office address: Adeola Hopewell St, Eti Osa, Lagos.
Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA)
Office address: 78 Old Ojo Road, Kuje Amuwo-Odofin, Mile 2 Badagry Expressway, Lagos.
Certified Institute of Warehousing and Materials Management (CISM)
Office address: 57, Isheri Road, Country Bus Stop, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos.
Certified Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Nigeria (CICMA)
Office address: 7, Cicma House Kachia Road, Kaduna South, Kaduna.
Chartered Institute of Commerce of Nigeria (CICN)
Office address: Ashake House, 223 Old Abeokuta Motor Rd., Opp Railway Police Station, Total Bus Stop, Agege, Lagos.
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Nigeria
Office address: 75, Ojuelegba Road, (the 2nd Floor) Opposite Access Bank, Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos.
Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (CIMN)
Office address: 1, Osinbajo Close, Ikorodu Road, Obanikoro, Shomolu, Lagos.
Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN)
Office address: Km 40, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Asese Village, Ogun State.
Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM)
Office address: CIPM House, CIPM Avenue, Off Obafemi Awolowo way, Opp Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Lagos.
Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS)
Office address: 10th Floor, CSS Bookshop House, 50/52 Broad Street, Lagos.
Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)
Office address: 3rd and 4th Floor, 11, Ikorodu Road, Opp. CPI, Moore Ltd, Maryland, Maryland, Lagos.
Chartered Institute of Finance and Control of Nigeria (CIFCN)
Office address: 2nd Floor, 3 Balogun Street, Railway Crossing, Anifowose, Ikeja, Lagos.
Website: www.cifcnnig.org/, www.ifcnnig.org
Computer Forensics Institute of Nigeria, CFIN Computer and systems auditing and forensics
Office address: Rockshire House 16, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu Way (formerly Old Akute Road), Station Bus Stop, Iju, Ifako-ijaiye, Lagos State.
Website: www.computerforensicsinstitutenigeria.org. and www.cfinonline.org.
Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON)
Office address: Eric Moore Tower Complex, Games Village, Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos.
Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
Office address: Head Office: House 21/23, 14 Road, Off 1st Avenue, Gwarinpa Phase II, Wuse, Abuja.
CPI Education Training Center (CETC)
Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC)
Office address: FITC House 164/166 Murtala Mohammed way Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
Institute of Aviation and Maritime Studies (IAMS)
Office address: Opposite AP Filling Station, Oshodi, Oke – Afa, 52 Egbe Rd, P.O. Box 5195 Ejigbo, Lagos.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
Office address: Plot 16, Idowu Taylor Street, Professional Centre Layout, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Of Nigeria (ICSAN)
Office address: Elephant Cement Way, Alausa, P.O. box 15705, Ikeja, Lagos.
Institute of Credit & Risk Management (ICRM)
Office address: 5, Abeo Street, Off Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Lagos.
Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (I.C.E.N)
Office address: BZ 1&2, Sardauna Crescent, Kaduna.
Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria (IRAMN)
Office address: No. 7A Junction Road by Sardauna Crescent, Kaduna, Kaduna State.
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria (ICPAN)
Office address: 15, Isheri Street, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos.
Website: www.icpan.biz/, www.cpanigeria.org/education_prog.html
Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN)
Office address: BZ 1&2, Sardauna Crescent, Kaduna.
Institute of Business Technology Management of Nigeria (IBTM)
Office address: 5 and 6, Tidibodo Shopping Plaza, Akingbile, Moniya, Ibadan.
Website: www.ibtmedu.org, www.ibtmnigeria.org
Institute of Industrial Security and Safety of Nigeria (IISSN)
Office address: Awolowo Glass House, 2nd Floor, 29/31, Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos.
Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN)
Office address: Federal Secretariat, Phase 2, PMB 1001, Oshodi, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Institute of Public Management – Unique (IPM)
Office address: 37, Itire Road, Surulere, Lagos.
Website: www.ipm-unique.org, www.ipm-ng.org
Institute of Fraud Examiners (IFE)
Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN)
Office address: Plot 1A, Block B8, CMD/Jubilee Road, Magodo Brooks, Magodo, Lagos.
Website: www.ismng.org/, www.ismng.org/
Institute of Professional Recruitment Consultants, IPRC Nigeria (IPRC)
Office address: Suite 121, Edo House, Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos.
Institute of Data Processing Management of Nigeria (IDPMN)
Office address: 1, Colonel Obi Close, Ketu-Ijanikin, Lagos State.
Website: www.idpmng.org, www.idpmnigeria.org
Institute of Cost Management (ICMN)
Office address: Plot 546 Sultan Abubakar Way, Conakry Street Wuse Zone 3 Abuja.
Institute of Directors Nigeria (IOD)
Office address: 41, Glover Road, Ikoyi Lagos.
Institute of Management Consultancy (IMC)
Office address 18/19 Ahmadu Bello Way Kaduna.
Institute of Treasury Management (ITM)
Promoting Transparency, Accountability and Probility in the Management of the Treasury.
Office address MAN HOUSE, 77 Awolowo way, Ikeja, Lagos.on Road, Kaduna North, Kaduna State.
Manufacturer’s Association of Nigeria (MAN)
Office address: MAN HOUSE, 77 Awolowo way, Ikeja, Lagos.
Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN)
Office address: Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu, Imo.
Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)
Office address: Plot 1102, Cadastral Zone B11, Off Oladipo Diya Road, Behind Prince and Princess Estate, Kaura District, Abuja FCT.
Website: www.mdcn.gov.ng/, www.mdcnigeria.org/
Money Market Association of Nigeria (MMAN)
Office address: Plot 1398B, Tiamiyu Savage Street, P.O.Box 73078, V/I; Lagos.
Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN)
Office address: 22C, Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM)
Office address: Bavis House, 19, Gwani Street, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja.
National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN)
Office address: Niger Insurance House, 302/304 Ikorodu Road, Anthony, Lagos.
Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)
Office address: Plot 1261, Adeola Hopewall Street, P.M.B. 1261 Victoria Island, Lagos.
Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Office address: Supreme Court of Nigeria Complex Three Arms Zone, Abuja.
Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Otunba Payne St, Lagos
Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA)
Office address: 2 Kukawa Close, Garki II, Abuja.
Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV)
Office address: AISA HOUSE, 9 Ndande Crescent, Off Accra Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.
Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST)
Office address: Olajide Koleoso Laboratory Complex, FIIRO, NITEL Training Centre, Oshodi Lagos.
Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)
Office address: Management House, Plot 22, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
Office address: 19 Town Planning Way, Ilupeju, Lagos.
Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS)
Address: Plot 4029 Michael Opara Way, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.
Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT)
Address: Sango/U.I Road, Samonda, P.O Box 9764, U.I. Post Office, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP)
Nigeria Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER)
Office address: NISER, P.M.B. 5, U.I. Post Office, Ojoo, Oyo Road, Ibadan.
Website: www.niser.gov.ng/, www.niser.org
Nigeria Institute of Professional Secretaries (NIPS)
Office address: 18A Modele Street, Off Tejuosho Road by Barracks Bus Stop, Surulere, Lagos.
National Teachers’ Institute (NTI)
Address: KM 5 Kaduna – Zaria Express Way, Rigachikun, PMB 2191 Kaduna.
Nigeria Insurers Association (NIA)
Office address: NIA House, 42, Saka Tinubu Street, V/I, Victoria Island, Lagos, P.O. BOX 9551.
Website: www.nigeriainsurers.org, www.nigeriainsurers.com
Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB)
Office address: No. 7, Misau Crescent, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki II, Abuja.
Website: www.niobng.org, www.niobuilding.org
Nigeria Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP)
Office address: Ikotun – Idimu Road, Lagos.
Nigeria Institute of Industrial Management (NIIM)
Office address: 9A, Pade Odanye Crescent, Ikeja, Lagos.
Nigeria Institute of Civil Engineers (NICE)
Office address: National Headquarters: National Engineering Centre, Off National Mosque, Labour House Road, Central Business Area, Abuja.
Lagos Annex Office: 17/19, Oshopey Plaza, Allen, Ikeja, Lagos | No. 1, Engineering Close, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Website: www.nice-nigeria.org, www.icenigeria.org/
Nigeria Computer Society (NCS)
Address: Plot 10, Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Behind MKO Abiola Garden Alausa, Ikeja – Lagos.
Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)
Address: National Engineering Centre, Plot 1035 Cadastral, Off National Mosque Labour House Road, Central Business District. Garki.
Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN)
Office address: Kofo Kasumu Avenue, Lakeview phase 1 Estate, ICAN Bus Stop, Amuwo Odofin Lagos.
Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN)
Office address: Plot 7/9, Industrial Layout, Idu, P.M.B. 415, Garki, Abuja.
Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)
Office address: 32, Faramobi Ajike Street, Anthony Village, Lagos.
Pipeline Professionals’ Association of Nigeria (PLAN)
Office address: Plot 149, Trans Amadi Industrial Layout, Port Harcourt, Rivers.
Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN)
Office address: The STAN Place, Kwali, Abuja, P. M. B. 777, Garki Abuja.
Strategic Management Centre (SMC)
Office address: SMC House, Dele Adeyemi Street, Agungi, Lekki.
Society of Construction Industry Arbitrators of Nigeria (SCIAN)
Office address: 17, King George Road, Onikan, Lagos Island, Lagos.
The Nigeria Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP)
Office address: Ikotun – Idimu Road, Lagos.
The Institute of Certified Geographers of Nigeria (ICGN)
Office address: BZ 1 and 2 Sardauna Crescent, Off Junction Road, 1st Floor, ICEN Wing, P.O.Box 4333, Kaduna.
The Institute of Business Development (IBD)
Address: 3B Adewale Crescent, Oshodi, Lagos.
The Institute of Benefits and Trusts Management (IBTM)
Office address: 302/304, Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village, Shomolu, Lagos.
The Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN)
Office address: 2, Isijola Street, off Ikorodu Road, Behind Akintola Williams Deloitte House, Ilupeju, Lagos.
The Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria (ICA)
Office address: 213, Igbosere Street, 4th Floor, Lagos Island, Lagos.
The Institute of Company and Commercial Accounts of Nigeria (ICCAN)
Office address: 7, Agege Motor Road, (2nd Floor), Moshalasi, Yaba-Lagos. Opposite Ransome Kuti Memorial Grammar School.
The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
Office address: Plot 1035 Cadastral, Off National Mosque Labour House Road, Central Business District. Garki, Abuja.
The Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria (IRAMN)
Office address: No. 7A Junction Road by Sardauna Crescent, Kaduna, Kaduna State. Nigeria, West Africa Kaduna.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
Office address: 4th Floor, 15B, Awolowo Road, South West, Ikoyi, Eti Osa, Lagos.
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN)
Office address: 27, Shipeolu Street, Off Ikorodu Road, Onipanu Junction, Onipanu, Shomolu, Lagos.
The Institute of Business and Economic Analysts, Nigeria (IBEAN)
Office address: NK 8, Constitution Road Kaduna, Kaduna Town, Kaduna North, Kaduna.
West African College of Physicians
West African Institute of Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM)
Office address: Central Bank of Nigeria Training Centre, PMB 2001 Satellite Town, Lagos.
Institute of Human Resources and Strategic Management (IHRSM)
Office address: 328 Ikorodu Road by Idiroko Bus Stop, Lagos.
This is a comprehensive list of approved professional bodies in Nigeria. Visit the website of associations and institutions in your profession to learn how to become a member. All the best in your career.