Professional Certification Courses in Nigeria for NYSC Corpers

Completing the NYSC programme without obtaining a professional certification is wrong.

It is necessary you know that the NYSC monthly stipend payment does not extend after your service year.

You must choose to learn a professional course from your field of study or another course of study.

As a corper, holding prospects of your family, friends and the society at large is unavoidable.

You need to be equipped with the knowledge needed so that you will be able to make ends meet after your service.

During my NYSC days, I didn’t compete within the labyrinth of the ever-extensive labour market.

Do you know why?

I studied a professional course while I was serving.

Immediately after I received my NYSC certificate, I resumed work the next week.

It will be unfortunate to ever think your first degree is adequate to nurture you during your job search, you sure need an extra certification to boost your curriculum vitae.

This is because you ever can tell where you might be needed to work.

Professional Courses in Nigeria for NYSC Corpers

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The following is the list of professional certification courses available for NYSC youth corpers in Nigeria;

  1. The Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)
  2. Home Safety Environment (HSE)
  3. Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria Certification (AGPMPN)
  4. Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN)
  5. Association of National Accountants of Nigeria Certification (ANAN)
  6. Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria Certification (CIM)
  7. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
  8. Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM)

The Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)

This is a professional course for coppers who studied commerce, government, and industrial management, just to mention but a few.

It was established in 1961, and its headquarters is situated in Lagos.

NIM makes you marketable, assists you accomplish better and raises your profile as you boost your CV.

How to Join

  1. Click on this website
  2. Pay for the form and click on “Apply Now”,
  3. Get your Degree/HND Results
  4. Detailed CV and active Gmail account
  5. Your NYSC Discharge/Exemption or Exclusion should be available.
  6. Get your evidence of Change of Name if you’re a married woman.
  7. After submitting the application form, await your SMS or email. you

Home Safety Environment (HSE)

This is one of the professional courses for engineering and environmental coppers.

It assists you with creating a positive and healthy relationship with investors, clients, and employees.

In life, all that is very necessary is safety.

For this reason, no business enterprise or firm in the world does not employ the service of a safety officer.

Instead of carrying files in search of a job, you can get that one to manage until you find your desired occupation.

How to Join

  1. Click on their website to know their requirements and course allocations.
  2. Must have a 2.2 CGPA in degree before you can apply.

Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria Certification (AGPMPN)

As the name implies, this professional course belongs to medical practitioners.

For instance ophthalmologists, orthopedists, otolaryngologists, dentists, and many more.

It was established in 1921. Its main aim is for the overall improvement of the profession.

To boost your curriculum vitae, you can go ahead and obtain an AGPMPN certificate.

How to Join

  1. Visit this website for proper direction.
  2. Get your proof as a medical practitioner.

Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN)

As a fresh copper who is still serving, I suggest you join this organization to get your certificate.

It is a way of getting known as a banker.

Generally, it is known that graduates or coppers with this certificate are competent bankers.

By doing so, you might gain the opportunity to work in the public or private sector like banks, etc.

How to Join

  • Corpers interested are expected to click on the website to be aware of all the requirements.
  • You must have a minimum of the first degree in any field of study.

Association of National Accountants of Nigeria Certification (ANAN)

As a banker graduate that is still serving his father’s land, it is advisable that you join this body.

Every accountant is expected to participate in it as it increases your employability opportunities and broadens your promotion possibilities.

How to Join

  1. Enrol as a student at the college
  2. Pass the professional exams for at least 9 months.
  3. Observe two years of mandatory Accountant in Training programs ( AIT)
  4. Induction as an ANAN member.

Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria Certification (CIM)

Corpers who studied marketing, mass communication, and any marketing-related course are expected to go for this course.

In this course, the sales and marketing directors, media planners, value builders, customer service managers, chief executive officers, and lots more are being trained.

For this reason, your possibility of being employed at any time is very great.

How to Belong

  1. Get yourself enrolled
  2. Get proof of your student status.

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

ICAN is another professional course for corpers who studied accountancy.

It was founded on September 1st, 1965 by Chief Akintola Williams. Its headquarters is situated in Lagos State.

Their motto is accuracy and integrity.

ICAN aims at encouraging accounting professionalism in Nigeria.

ICAN complements your accounting course at the university in the sense that you become a professional in it.

You will work in the public sector in the Federal Government from grade 6.
Promotion is guaranteed.

How to Become an ICAN Member

  • Visit any branch of banks stipulated on the ICAN website
  • Pay the required fees to obtain your PIN.
  • Log onto the website
  • Click on Students Professional Registration.
  • Fill out the form.

Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM)

This is an institution for coppers who studied Human Resource Management.

It was established in 1968 by the Association for Practitioners of Personnel Management (APPM) as the Personnel Management Association of Nigeria.

Five years later (1973) the name Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria was given to it.

In 1992, it was renamed the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) finally.

The reason to join this institute is to be competent and recognized as a professional HRM.

How to Join

  1. Click on Membership on the website http://www/
  2. Click “Create Profile”.
  3. Enter your valid email address and password and confirm the password.
  4. Complete the Membership Application Form and upload the required documents
  5. Click on Preview and then Proceed to Pay.
  6. Click submit and proceed to payment.

Institute of Public & Diplomacy Management (IPDM)

This course trains leaders and managers with a well-developed global attitude.

It is a strong entrepreneurial global business and diplomacy skills, and a deep responsibility for corporate governance and ethical procedure.

The reason to be certified in this course is to be trained in many entrepreneurial skills that could help you get a job easily.

How to Join

  • Click on the website to get to know their requirements.


Professional courses assist coppers in boosting their CV and training experience.

It reduces the time spent in the labour market.

According to the article, there are different professional courses you could be certified for during your service.

Ensure that you plan for your sustenance before it’s very late.

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