Membership Upgrade

To qualify for admission into any of these grades by existing member, the applicant must have fulfilled all the conditions for award as explained in detail in the membership categories. Please see below the requirements for progression from a lower grade to the next.

  Fellow

All professionals admitted to the grade of Fellow of this Institute are expected to have spent a minimum of five (5) years in that position (Member) from the date of admission before any application for upgrade may be entertained.

  1. The applicant must have within this period attended the Institute’s Training Programmes for at least three times within the period.
  2. Provide evidence of work experience within this period.
  3. Must have paid the Institute’s subscription dues up to date.
  4. Must have applied and application attested to by at least two senior professional colleagues of the Institute.
  5. Fellow category is by an extended thesis of about 5, 000 to 10, 000 words on a subject approved by the Institute. In addition, candidates will present a 20,000-30,000 words dissertation on a business model of their choice.
  6. Complete the upgrade request form.

Member

All professionals admitted to the grade of Member of this Institute are expected to have spent a minimum of five (5) years in that position (Associate) from the date of admission before any application for upgrade may be entertained.

  1. The applicant must have within this period attended the Institute’s Training Programmes for at least three times within the period.
  2. Provide evidence of work experience within this period.
  3. Must have paid the Institute’s subscription dues up to date.
  4. Must have applied and application attested to by at least two senior professional colleagues of the Institute.
  5. Complete the upgrade request form.

Associate

All professionals admitted to the grade of Member of this Institute are expected to have spent a minimum of five (5) years in that position (Graduate) from the date of admission before any application for upgrade may be entertained.

  1. The applicant must have within this period attended the Institute’s Training Programmes for at least three times within the period.
  2. Provide evidence of work experience within this period.
  3. Must have paid the Institute’s subscription dues up to date.
  4. Must have applied and application attested to by at least two senior professional colleagues of the Institute.
  5. Complete the upgrade request form.

Graduate

All professionals admitted to the grade of Graduate of this Institute are expected to have graduated from a recognized higher institution approved by ICBC Nigeria before any application for upgrade may be entertained by a student member seeking such upgrade.

  1. The applicant must have within this period attended the Institute’s Training Programmes for at least two times within the period.
  2. Provide evidence of Certificates and NYSC Completion/Exemption Certificate.
  3. Must have paid the Institute’s subscription dues up to date.
  4. Must have applied and application attested to by at least two senior professional colleagues of the Institute.
  5. Complete the upgrade request form.