Part 1 Section 1 (i) of the Act of 2003 set up the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria as a corporate body with perpetual succession, a common seal, power to sue and be sued; hold, acquire and dispose of any morable and immorable property.
Section 1 (ii) charges the Institute with the responsibility of:
- determining who are members
- determining what standards of knowledge and skills are to be obtained by persons seeking to be members of the marketing profession
- regulating and controlling the practice of marketing in Nigeria
- maintaining, in accordance with the Act, discipline within the profession
- the establishment and maintenance of the register of members of all grades, and categories, including Corporate Members.
To be legal marketers, a person must be admitted and registered as a member in the category of:
There followings are grades of membership of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria. These are:
- CORPORATE MEMBER
- FULL MEMBER
- STUDENT MEMBER
Corporate membership of the Institute is designed for organizations in the private or public sector engaged in marketing and related fields.
Fellow of the Institute is conferred on individual, indigene or expatriate who is not less than 35 years of age. The individual must have completed the professional examinations of the Institute or its equivalent from a recognized Institution locally and or overseas. Also, the applicant for fellow of the Institute must have at least 8 years working experience at senior management level in marketing or related organization or has held a senior lecturer position in a higher educational institution for not less than 8 years.
Fellow members of the Institute are expected to assume responsibility for grooming prospective practitioners in the industry directly or indirectly through supervision and other various activities which they may be required to perform by the Institute.
Honorary fellow membership may also be awarded to a person who has contributed to the promotion and development of marketing and adjudged to have attained such level in industry, commerce and public administration to be emulated by other members.
Conferment of Fellow membership on any person is the prerogative of the Council of the National institute of Marketing of Nigeria.
Full membership of the National institute of Marketing of Nigeria is conferred on an individual who has completed the professional examination of the Institute or its equivalent or an individual who has successfully completed the conversion programme or any other programme of assessment deemed adequate for that purpose by the Council of the Institute. In addition, a prospective full member of the Institute must have attained the age of 25 years of age and possesses a period of not less than five years post qualification experience in marketing or related fields.
Associate membership of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria is conferred on an individual who has completed the professional examination of the Institute or its equivalent or any conversion programme of assessment deemed adequate by the Council of the Institute. In addition, prospective Associates of the Institute must have attained the age of 23 years and possesses a minimum of two years working experience in marketing or related fields.
Graduate membership of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria is awarded to any individual who has attained a minimum age of 18 years and who has successfully completed the final stage of the professional examination of the Institute. Graduate of the Institute is expected to upgrade to Associate membership of the National institute of Marketing of Nigeria after possessing two years cognate working experience and be conferred chartered member of the institute.
Candidates are admitted as Student members of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria if they meet the specified educational and/or experience here understated.
For all practical purposes, requirement for admission to student member of the Institute are:
- Candidates must be at least sixteen years of age.
- He should possess a minimum of five passes at credit level in the West African Secondary School leaving examinations or the GCE O’levels
- The five passes must not be more than in two consecutive sittings and must include English Language and Mathematics.
- Candidates are also expected to demonstrate willingness to attend formal tuition on a full-time or part-time basis in Institution duly approved by the Council of the Institute.
Members of the Institute are designated according to the level of membership. The designatory letters approved by the Council are as follows.
- Fellow – fnimn
- Full Member – mnimn
- Associate Member – animn