QUALIFY AS A CHARTERED ADMINISTRATOR (ACIA) – Professional Examination Route

ACIA PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
—–GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING COURSE—–
Programme Brochure

The Graduates Qualifying Examination Course is available at Nigerian College of Administration, as well as at Approved Teaching Centres (ATC’s) throughout the Federation; commencing in January and July each year, or on such dates as advertised by the College. The programme leads to the following awards of Chartered Institute of Administration:

a) Chartered Administrators Examination Diploma in Professional Administration specialisms;
b) Associate Professional Membership (ACIA);
c) Chartered Administrators Practising Licence for Entrepreneurs in Public Professional Consultancy Practice.

CORPORATE PROFILE

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

The Institute is governed by a Council of members, including a representative of the Honourable Minister of Education.

ACIA Professional Qualification is a mark of distinction and professionalism officially recognised and graded by Federal Ministry of Education for employment in all sectors of the economy. ACIA is a multi-disciplinary professional qualification that equips members with rare multiple skills empowering them to perform variety of functions in several positions of responsibility in all professional administration specialisms of Accounting, Finance, Management, Human Resource, Marketing, Purchasing & Supply, Public Sector Administration, and many other areas.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure comprises the following:
1. Four levels of professional examinations, with 6 subjects each, namely:
1.1 Fundamentals of Administration (FA)
1.2 Professional Qualifying Examination 1 (PQE 1)
1.3 Professional Qualifying Examination 2 (PQE 2)
1.4 Professional Practice Examination (PPE)

2. Three streams of professional administration specialisms, for students to choose which stream to follow, namely:
2.1 Corporate Administration
2.2 Financial Administration
2.3 Public Administration

SUBJECT OF STUDY

1. The subjects of study for Fundamentals of Administration (FA) which must be studied by all candidates of all streams, less any exemptions granted are:
1.1 Business Communication
1.2 Business and Corporate Law
1.3 Business Organisation
1.4 Cost Accounting
1.5 Economics
1.6 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

2. The subjects of study for each of the Professional Qualifying Examinations 1 and 2, and the Professional Practice Examination, are listed on the Table of Distribution of Courses printed on page 3 of this Programme Brochure.

Candidates will study only the subjects listed in their chosen professional administration stream, less any exemptions awarded.

Detailed Syllabus will be issued free to all registered students.

ENTRY QUALIFICATION

Intending candidates are required to have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, or HND, in any discipline, obtained from institutions recognised by National Universities Commission and National Board for Technical Education, respectively.

EXEMPTIONS

Candidates with qualifications in business-related disciplines can be exempted from the whole of FA, PQE1, and PQE2, levels as appropraite in theirrespective steams of specialisation.

Candidates with qualifications in non-business disciplines can be awarded exemptions on subject for subject basis from courses of FA, PQE1, and PQE2, if their qualifications indicate sufficient coverage of the Institute’s Syllabus.

No exemptions are granted from the courses of PPE.

TABLE OF DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES

LEVELS CORPORATE ADMINISTRATION FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC ADMINSTRATION
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING EXAMINATION 1
(PQE 1)

Enterprise Management

Financial Accounting

Management Accounting

Distribution and Logistics

Marketing Operations

Procurement & Supply Operations

Enterprise Management

Financial Accounting

Management Accounting

Business Finance

Principles of Auditing

Principle of Banking

Community & Rural Development

Constitutional and Administrative Law

Principles of Co-operatives

Nigerian Government and Politics

Social and Economic Development

Theories of Administration and Management

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING EXAMINATION 2
( PQE 2)

Human Resource Management

Marketing Communications

Performance Management

Production & Inventory

Taxation

Research Methods

Financial Reporting

Pensions Management

Performance Management

Taxation

Research Methods

Public Sector Accounting & Finance

Development Administration

Local Government
Administration & Finance

Nigerian Government and
Administration

Nigerian Public Service

Research Methods

Public Sector Accounting and
Finance

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
EXAMINATION (PPE)

Corporate Control, Ethics & Governance Strategy

Corporate Strategic Administration

Strategic Financial Administration

Strategic Marketing Administration

Strategic Procurement and
Supply Chain Administration

Strategic Performance Administration

Corporate Control, Ethics & Governance Strategy

Corporate Strategic Administration

Strategic Financial Administration

Strategic Corporate Reporting

Corporate Taxation

Strategic Performance Administration

Corporate Control, Ethics & Governance Strategy

Corporate Strategic Administration

Public Enterprises Management

Comparative Public
Administration

International Relations and
Foreign Policy

Public Policy Making and Analysis

METHOD OF STUDY
AND APPROVED TEACHING CENTRES

The programme is available on Part Time (Weekends) at Nigerian College of Administration, and at Approved Teaching Centres (ATC’s) throughout the Federation. Candidates should visit our website for list of Approved Teaching Centres nearest to them, where they can also write the professional examinations.

Distance Learning is offered exclusively by Nigerian College of Administration. Candidates on distance learning will read our simplified Study Packs in the comfort of their homes, in consultation with their assigned personal tutors and supervisors. Distance Learning Students outside Lagos State will write their professional examinations in June and December at outside examination centres nearest to them.

STUDY PERIOD

Duration is a minimum of 16 weekends of classroom lectures for each level of the programme, followed with the Professional Examination and a short break. Total duration for the four levels is 64 weekends, if there are no exemptions granted.

HOW TO APPLY

Application Form is obtainable at our offices, as well as at our Approved Teaching Centres or download it on our website; to be completed and returned with bank deposit/transfer slip for non-refundable application fee of ₦10,000; paid direct into the bank account of Nigerian College of Administration with First Bank (A/c No. 2018190845) or Zenith Bank (A/c No. 1010223085).

COURSE FEES

The following fees will be paid by candidates studying with Nigerian College of Administration, Lagos:

1. Application/Student Registration Form ————————————————————————– ₦10,000

2. Tuition Fee for each Level of the Programme Payable before joining classes:
2.1 Part Time Study —————————————————————————————————— ₦50,000
2.2 Distance Learning ————————————————————————————————— ₦60,000

3. Examination/Exemption Fee Per Subject payable before examination registration —————- ₦5,000

4. Project Research Supervision fee payable before approval of project topic ————————– ₦15,000

5. Mandatory Terminal Workshop payable on completion of course ————————————– ₦20,000

6. Professional Membership Induction fee to be determined by Governing Council of Chartered Institute of Administration on completion of course.

Candidates studying with Approved Teaching Centres will pay the same fees listed above except tuition fee which is charged by individual teaching centres.

METHOD OF PAYMENT

Candidates should pay all fees in cash direct into the bank account of Nigerian College of Administration with First Bank (A/c No. 2018190845) or Zenith Bank (A/c No. 1010223085); and thereafter submit the bank deposit/transfer slip to the College for processing.

CLOSING DATE

Candidates should process their admissions including payment of tuition fees at least one week before the commencing date of the programme.

 

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Note that..

The Practice of Administration without the CIA factor is a PROFESSIONAL FRAUD!

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