Brief Information to Candidates

The next induction of new members has been scheduled to hold on 9th and 10th July. 2020 at Golden Tulip Hotel, Old Durbar Hotel Road, Amuwo – Odofin, Lagos State, from 9:00am. Candidates who satisfy the requirements specified below are invited to apply.


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

The Institute’s qualifications are accredited and graded by Federal Ministry of Education for employment in all sectors of the economy.

The Institute is governed by a Council of members including a representative of the Honourable Minister of Education, whose work is supported by a number of standing committees and a permanent staff; with the National Secretariat accommodated in a two storey office complex wholly owned by the Institute


Benefit of Membership, among others, include the following:

1. Exceptional recognition for professional excellence by discerning organisation

2. Dynamic career opportunities and advancement

3. Empowerment with Practicing Licence for self employment in lucrative management consultancy services in Professional Administration specialisms.

4. Professional distinction separating members from quacks


Section 10 of Chartered Institute of Administration Act provides, among others, that a person shall be entitled to be registered as a member of the profession if:

a) He passes the qualifying examination for registration recognized or conducted by the Council under this Act and completes the practical training prescribed; or

b) He holds a qualification granted for the time being accepted by the Institute and satisfies the Council that he has sufficient practical experience as a member of the profession.


a) Membership by Examination
Candidates who have successfully completed the professional membership qualifying examination of the Institute, and met other requirements will be inducted in the grade of Associate.

b) Direct Membership
Direct membership is available in two grades, namely: Full Member, and Fellow. The general educational requirement is a degree, or HND, or Final Professional Examination Certificate, in any Business Administration discipline, including Public Administration; in addition to the following practical experience requirement.

a) Full Member
Applicants for election to this grade must be at least 25 years of age and have not less than five years working experience in senior administrative function.

a) Fellow
Successful applicants must be at least 35 years of age and have not less than 10 years working experience in senior administrative functions, five of which must be at the top echelon of executive appointment in a substantial organisation


Successful candidates will be required to pay the following membership induction fees upon being notified of their admission into membership: Associates ₦80,000; Full-Members ₦ 180,000; Fellows ₦ 250,000. Payment may be made instalmentally, but full payment must be completed before induction date.

1) Candidates for Membership by Examination should submit completed Application Form for Membership by Examination obtainable at our offices or downloaded on our website.


2)Candidates for Direct Membership should submit their comprehensive CVs detailing their education and career history; accompanied with bank deposit slip of N10,000 being non-refundable compulsory processing fee paid into the bank account of the Institute with Zenith Bank (A/C No. 1010155991) or First Bank (A/C No. 2012238864).


Completed Application Forms with the required enclosures must be dispatched or emailed to reach the Institute not later than 15th June, 2020.
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Adm. (Prof.) Akobundu Okoronkwo, FCIA
Registrar/Chief Executive

78 Old Ojo Road, Kuje Amuwo,
Lagos State, Nigeria
Tel: 08091505837,09038411001