Professional courses in Nigeria

“Believe passionately in what you do, and never knowingly compromise your standards and values”.

Kenneth Obunadike

One of my most prominent quotes about professionalism in every job role, I personally encourage every fresh graduate to take a professional course in line with any career path you seek to pursue as professional courses would sharpen your skill and make you appear competent before prospective employers.

What are the
professional courses?

This refers to set of organized information (courses) designed to sharpen skills, improve ethics and professionalism of those about to enter the workforce in the corporate, government of individuals who desire to belong to a professional body.

Below is a list of professional courses in Nigeria.

The List of professional courses that conduct professional exams
along each career path in Nigeria;

Professional Courses
in Accounting

These are the list of professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in accounting or other account-related professions;

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
    (website: www.ican-ngr.org)
  • Association of National Accountants of Nigeria
    (website: http://www.anan.org.ng/)
  • Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (website: www.cisnigeria.com)
  • Certified Institute of Cost Management (website:
    www.icmn.org)
  • Certified Financial Analyst
  • Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Government Auditing Professional
    (CGAP)
  • Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Accredited Financial Examiner (AFE)
  • Certified Bank Auditor (CBA)
  • Certified Forensic Accountant (CFA)
  • Accredited Business Accountant (ABA)

Professional Courses
in Banking and finance

This refers to all professional institute for banking certifications for those who desire professional certifications in the banking industry or seeking a career in all discipline that deals with banking and finance professionals;

  • Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria
    (website: www.cibnonline.org)
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria
    (website: www.citn.org)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification.
  • Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Certification.
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Certification.
  • Financial Modeling Certification.
  • Certified Credit Professional (CCP)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Professional Courses
in Management

These are the list of professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in Management related profession;

  • Certified Assistant Project Management.
  • Institute for Sales and Marketing Management.
  • Nigeria Institute of Management.
  • Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria
    (website: www.ciinigeria.com)
  • Nigerian Institute of Management (website: www.managementnigeria.org)
  • Strategic Management Centre (website: www.smgnigeria.org)
  • West African Institute for Financial and
    Economic Management (website: www.waifem.org)
  • Society for human resource management
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel Management
  • Management Professional Certified Assistant
    Project Management
  • American Case Management Association
  • Certified International Investment Analyst

Professional Courses
for social science courses

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in social sciences related profession;

  • Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic
    Research (website: www.niser.org)

Professional courses
for Surveyors

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in quality survey or its related profession;

Professional courses
for Medical professionals

These are the list of professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in the medical related profession;

  • Association of General and Private Medical
    Practitioners of Nigeria (website: www.agmpn.org)
  • Medical and Dental Consultants Association of
    Nigeria (website: www.mdcan-ng.org)
  • Nigerian Medical Association (website: www.nigerianma.org)
  • West African College of Physicians (website: www.wac-phycisians.org)
  • Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (website: www.pcnng.org)

Professional courses
for Business Professional

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in the business-related profession;

  • Business Education Exams Council (website:
    www.beectraining.com)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (website:
    www.ciinigeria.com)

Professional courses
for Engineers

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in Engineering or any of its related profession;

•             Nigerian Society of Engineers
(website: www.nse.org.ng)

•             Council for the Regulation of
Engineering in Nigeria

•             AUTOCAD

Professional courses
for Digital Marketer

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in Digital Marketing related profession;

Professional Courses
for Lawyer

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in Law related profession;

  • Centre for Law and Development (website:
    www.clds.org)
  • Nigeria Bar Association (website:
    www.nigeriabar.com)

Professional courses
for (HR) Human Resources Personnel

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in HR (Human Resources) or its related profession;

Professional Courses
for Marketers

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in the marketing or its related profession;

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria
    (website: www.thenimn.org)
  • Project Institute for Sales and Marketing
  • The Institute of Sales and Marketing Management
    of Nigeria(ISMMN) (website: https://ismmn.com.ng)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing Management

Professional Courses
for Teacher

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in the teaching or its related profession

Professional Courses
for Directors

These are the list of courses and professional institutes
that offer professional courses for those who desire a career as a Director in
an organization.

Professional Courses
for Mass communication

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer professional courses for those who desire a career in communications or its related profession

  • Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria
    (website: www.apcon.gov.ng)
  • Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria
    (website: www.oaan.org)
  • Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
    (website: http://nipreko.org/)
  • Nigerian Institute of Public Relations
  • School of Media and Communication (website: http://smc.edu.ng)

Professional courses
for Secretaries

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career as a secretary in an organization in Nigeria

  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and
    Administrator Nigeria
  • Chartered Institute of Certified Secretaries and
    Reporters.
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and
    Administrator of Nigeria.
  • Nigerian Institute of Professional Secretaries.
  • The Institute of Women Secretaries of Nigeria.

Professional courses
for Manufacturers

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career in the manufacturing industry

Professional Courses
for Health and safety

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career as a Health and safety personnel.

  • The Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals
    (website: http://www.nispnigeria.com/)
  • HSE Training Institute in Nigeria (website: https://www.hsetrain.org/)

Professional Courses
in Information and technology

These are the list of Professional courses and institutes that offer certification for those who desire a career as an IT personnel depending on the area you want to focus on

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert
  • Certified Wireless Network Administrator
  •  Sun
    Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
  • Red Hat Certified Technician
  • Certified Information Security Auditor
  • LPI Level 1
  • SANS GIAC Security Essentials Certification
  • CompTIA+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Oracle Certifications
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library
  • Certified Information Systems Security
    Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
  • Sun Certified Java Developer
  • Oracle Certified Professional
  • Oracle Certified Master
  • Certified Wireless Network Professional
  • Certified Wireless Security Professional
  • Certified Information Security Manager
  • Cisco Certified Design Professional


Taking professional courses in Nigeria is not cheap, but would defiantly make your CV stand out especially when you are applying for a highly competitive role.

Do you know any professional certification, not listed leave a comment would love to learn from you

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