Members of the Institute are drawn from tertiary Institutions in the country and other sectors of commerce and industry including the public service.
Membership is open to seasoned and experienced administrators who have distinguished themselves in their various careers, either in politics, engineering, academics, finance, general research and administration with empirical proofs both in private and public sectors of the economy including those who are holding strategic leadership roles in their organizations.
- Certified Administrator or Researcher
- Recognition as a Professional
- Networking and interacting with fellow certified professionals in Administration and Research
- Research consultancy/administration consultancy in the area of recruitment and training .
- Practical experience in the industry.
- Periodical provision of sound professional training to members to update and equip members.
- Additional educational/professional qualification, eg CFIAR after your names.
- Influencing government policies in the interest of the general public as far as research, development and administration are concerned.
The Membership Grades of the Institute are categorized into the following:
- CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP:
It is open to organizations that engage in producing/selling/promoting goods or services thereby embarking on research and administration in Nigeria. Such organizations shall be admitted as corporate members at the discretion of the Governing Council of the Institute.
- HONOURARY FELLOW MEMBERSHIP:
The Honourary Fellowship award of the Institute is a practical professional award to outstanding achievers, authorities and successful practitioners of administration and research in Nigeria and elsewhere. The selection of persons for the award is purely at the discretion of the Governing Council of the Institute.
All persons awarded the Honourary Fellowship of the Institute are regarded as patrons and Grand Patrons of the institute and accordingly, they are not bound by the Institute regulations and Mandatory Continuous Professional Education (MCPE) programmes and annual subscription payment. They are however expected to continue to assist the professional and infrastructural development of the Institute.
- FELLOW MEMBERSHIP:
This membership is open to persons of eminent achievement in the practice of Administration and Research and occupy prominent positions in the field of Administration and research or contribute outstandingly to administration and research knowledge or they have been Full Members of the Institute for a minimum of five (5) years.
- FULL MEMBERSHIP:
This grade of membership is open to persons not less than 35 years of age and possess minimum of HND/Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent qualifications or Professional qualifications with a minimum of seven (7) years and above working experience as functional Administrators and Researchers or they have been Associate Members for a minimum of 4 years.
- ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP:
By Examination: As soon as a student member passes all the parts of the qualifying examinations and also satisfies all other requirements as may be prescribed by the Governing Council of the Institute, they shall be admitted to the grade of Associate Membership.
The minimum entry qualification is five (5) credits in WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO/NABTEB O’level at not more than two sittings. Applicants with higher qualifications may be exempted either on subject by subject basis or total exemption form certain levels of the qualifying examinations depending on such qualifications.