Taking your academic standards to the next level is enhanced through professional courses and certificates. Truth be told, those who pursue professional courses in Nigeria tend to have better chances of getting lucrative jobs.
Many employers tend to overlook your first degree or Higher National Diploma, but will consider your professional certificate ahead of your other certificates. They believe that those with professional certificates are experts in their fields and have more exposure as opposed to those with no professional certificate.
This information will enlighten you about the various professional bodies in Nigeria that offer these professional courses that can take you to the next level in academic fulfillment and career this 2017.
Institute of chartered accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
You can become a professional accountant by liaising with ICAN. Many employers prefer to employ a chartered accountant with ICAN certificate than employ someone with ordinary B Sc. in Accounting/Accountancy.
ICAN, which stands for Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria presently operate solely in Nigeria Nigeria, but they have the vision to spread their tentacles outside Nigeria with the aim of becoming leaders on global scale. Their Motto is Accuracy and Integrity.
They are focused on producing world-class Chartered Accountants and to regulate ethical standards and technical competence in the accounting industry. their website is www.ican-ngr.org .
Chartered institute of taxation of Nigeria
Established on February 4, 1982, it was formerly known as Association of Tax Administrator and Practitioners. They intend to build an institution that can promote the advancement of taxation in Nigeria. They offer MPTP certificate which surely enhances the professional credibility of their graduates.
Their interest lies in raising, maintaining and regulating taxation standard. They are concerned with promoting professional efficiency and ethics in the tax practice and administration in Nigeria. Their website is www.citn.org .
Chartered institute of bankers in Nigeria
Obviously a professional body for bankers. Many banks would prefer to employ those with certificates offered by this body compared to those who have BSc. in Accounting/Accountancy. This is because these professionals are considered to have better training and better understanding of the banking system.
Their website is at www.cibnonline.org .
Nigeria institute of Estate Surveyors And Valuers
If you really want to be recognised as an authority in estate surveying, it is advisable to go enrol with this professional body and pick up their certificate to boost your competence and make your CV look impressive from the word “go”.
Are you already employed in an estate Surveyor and Valuers company? No need to worry, even with your B.Sc you will not have problem being promoted as long as you enrol for the course and then submit your professional certificate once you have completed the course.
With this certificate, it will not take you long to rise on the professional ladder. Their website is at www.niesv.org .
Association of General And Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria
Basic medical degree is never enough to make you great in the medical field; you need to grab this professional course as it will set you apart from your equals and take you on the journey to professional recognition.
This certificate guarantees better pay and steady rise in level in the medical field, except if you decide to go into private practice. Their website is www.anan.org.ng .
Association of National Accountants of Nigeria
This may not be the only accounting professional course around, but this one too is highly recognised and adds value to the accounting graduate seeking better things. Their website is www.anan.org.ng .
Business Education Exams Council
Is there a need for you to venture into business and you need to be properly grounded so as to succeed in your business choice? Look no further, Business Education Exams Council is here. This course will open your eyes to certain secrets that can help take your business to the next level and make you an astute and productive business person towards making your business profitable.
Their website is www.beectraining.com .
Center for Law and Development
This centre provides the required training for legal practitioners who are determined to move to the next level in their career. Many law firms and government establishments give more preference to those who have this certificate as opposed to those who do not have the certificate.
If you desire steady promotion in your legal profession, then it is in your best interest to go for this course. Their website is www.clds.org .
Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria
Every pension manager has a great deal of benefit from this professional course. You should know that your pension management business may not be registered by the CAC if you do not present certificate of qualification from this organization.
If you are employed in such an organization, you need to obtain this certificate. To be employed in a pension management organization, this certificate will set you apart and make the job yours. Their website is www.pensioninstitute.com .
Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria
If you are interested in any form of marketing, this professional course will give you an edge. Whether you are interested in setting up your own marketing firm or you want to get employed in a marketing organization, this certificate will guarantee your safe passage to the next level.
It will enable you organize your personal marketing business in a professional manner for better profit making and will also help you get job faster if you need marketing employment. Your promotion is equally certain with this certificate. Their website is at www.thenimn.org .