Membership is either by examination or direct election upon meeting some stipulated criteria. Thus, whatever channel, every potential member must show sufficient evidence of practical experience to be qualify for election into any of the four categories of membership: Graduate-Member (G.inst.AM), Associate (A.inst.AM), Full-Member (M.inst.AM) and Fellow (F.inst.AM).
REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTION INTO THE FOUR CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP
GRADUATE MEMBER (G.inst.AM)
This memebrship grade is the entrance point for candidates who have completed the Institute's Professional Examination but do not have pre-requisite working relevant professional experiences to be elected to the Associate membership level.
Election as an Associate Member of the Institute, requires an applicant to be a Graduate of the Institute or a holder of HND, B.Sc or the Institute's graduate. The applicant must be at least 21 years of age and must have had not less than ten (10) years post graduate professional working experience.
To be considered as a full-member of the Institute, an applicant must be a graduate of the Institute or holder of Master degree. He/she must have had not less than fifteen (15) years relevant working experience, six of which must be of a Senior Administrative position.
This is the highest grade of membership. It is required that an applicant to this membership grade should have passed through the two preceding membership grade levels. The applicant must be at least thirty-five (35) years of age and must have had not less than twenty years relevant professional working experience, of which twenty-five (25) years must be in Senior Administrative position in a reputable private or public establishment.
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP AWARD
However, the requirement aforementioned for admission to membership (i.e. Graduate-Member, Associate, Full-Member or Fellow) not withstanding, the Board of Governor may using her discretion, award any of these membership grades to a suitable applicant who has shown a high sense of credibility coupled with evidence of high level of proficiency in administrative and/or entrepreneurial skills.