Professional Courses in Nigeria: The Ultimate List

One of the best ways to take your academic standards to the next level is via professional courses. In actual fact, those who go for professional courses in Nigeria tend to have better chances of getting great jobs.


Many employers will push aside your bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma degree, but will consider your professional certificate ahead of your other certificates. Many employers believe that those whit professional certificates are experts in the field in comparison with those with no professional certificate.

In this write-up, you will be hinted about the various professional bodies in Nigeria that offer these professional courses that can take you to the next level in academic fulfillment.

Institute of chartered accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

You can become a professional accountant by liaising with ICAN. Many employers prefer to employ someone with ICAN certificate in place of someone with ordinary B Sc. in Accounting.

They are presently operating in Nigeria, but they have the vision to become 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

Chartered institute of taxation of Nigeria

This body was established on February 4, 1982 and it was formerly Association of Tax Administrator and Practitioners.  Their intention is to build an institution that can promote the advancement of taxation in Nigeria. They offer MPTP certificate and this can enhance the professional credibility of their graduates.

They are interested 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

Chartered institute of bankers in Nigeria

It is the professional body for bankers. Many banks would prefer those with certificate offered by this body compared to those who have BSc. in Accounting. This is because these professionals are considered to have better training and better understanding of banking operation.

If you want to be a well recognized banker or you want to get job faster in a Nigerian bank, you will do will to go for this course as it will link you up to great and well-paying baking jobs.  Their website is at

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Nigeria institute of estate surveyors & Valuers

As an estate surveyor who wants to make an impact in his/her industry, you need to go for this professional course. It will stand you out and make you more impactful. It will also help you get job faster.

If you are already employed in an estate Surveyor & Valuers company, you will not have problem getting promotion. All you need to do is to go or 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

Association of General & Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria

This is yet another professional organization and it is the best for any medical practitioner desiring to specialize.

The basic medical degree is never enough to make you great in the medical field; you need to go for this professional course as it will set you apart and take you on the journey to professional recognition.

Better pay is certain at the end of the training. Without this certificate, you may never be able to rise beyond the lower level in the medical field, except if you decide to go into private practice. Their website is at

Association of National Accountants of Nigeria

Every accountant in Nigeria needs to go for this particular course as it will take the individual to the next level in the accounting profession. Those in need of promotion need to go for this course.

It is not the only accounting professional course around, but this one too is highly recognized. Their website is at

Business Education Exams Council

Are you interested in going into business and you need to be properly trained so as to succeed in your choice of business? Then you need to go for this course. It 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.

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Those who are employed in one form of business organization or the other can also go for this course as it will help quicken their promotion and bring in more pay.  Their website is at

Center for Law and Development   

This is another forefront professional body in Nigeria and they provide required training for legal practitioners, who seek to attain the next level of professional qualifications. Many law firms and government establishments will give more recognition to those who have this certificate in comparison with those who do not have the certificate.

If you desire quick promotion in your legal professional, then it is in your best interest to go for this course.  Their website is at

Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria

Every pension manager will benefit a great deal from this professional course. In fact, 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. If you want to be employed in a pension management organization, this certificate will set you apart and make the job easy for you to get.  Their website is at

Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria 

This is the professional course of choice for those who are interested in any form of marketing. Whether you are interested in setting up your own marketing firm or you want to get employed in a marketing organization, this certificate will take you to places.

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

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