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Membership

Membership Grade

1. Students Membership
2. Associate Membership
3. Full Membership
4. Fellow membership
5. Corporate membership


Membership fees

Associate :  $250
Full Member : $300
Fellow :  $500
Corporate membership :  $1000

Annual Subscription fees:
Associate :  $50
Full Member : $70
Fellow :  $100
Corporate :  $500

 

A. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME BY EXAMINATION ONLY WITH FEES

1.  Foundation Examination ( 5 papers)  -   $20 U.S Dollars per paper
2.  Intermediate Examination (5 papers) -  $20  U.S Dollars per paper
3.   P.E 1 (5 Papers)  -  $20 U.S Dollars per paper
4.   P.E 2  (5 papers)  -  $20 U.S Dollars per paper

 
B. DIRECT MEMBERSHIP STILL AVAILABLE TO VETERANS ONLY

 

C. PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA, HIGHER DIPLOMA AND POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA  PROGRAMME AVAILABLE

 

D. MODE OF STUDY:   Full Time,  Part Time(weekend programme) and Distance Learning available.

 

E. VITAL INFORMATION FOR DIRECT ENTRY STUDENTS/APPLICANTS INTO POMA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS UNIVERSITY AND OXFORD UNIVERSITY OF NAMIBIA.

Candidates that have successfully passed all the following professional examination leading to associate member of any of the  institutes or diploma holder of any of these professional bodies listed below shall be admitted into 200/300 level of any POMA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS UNIVERSITY AND OXFORD UNIVERSITY OF NAMIBIA CAMPUSES.

1.    AFRICA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP  (www.aicml.org)
2.    AFRICA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT   (www.aicpm.org)
3.    AFRICA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED BANKERS  (www.aicbankers.org)
4.    AFRICA INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND TECHNOLOGISTS  (www.aipetechnologistists.org)
5.    AFRICA INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL SCIENTISTS  (www.aipscientists.org)
6.    AFRICA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED JOURNALISM   (www.aijournalism.org )
7.    AFRICA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ENTREPRENEURSHIP MANAGEMENT  ( www.aicem.org)
8.    AFRICA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED PSYCHOLOGISTS AND CRIMINOLOGISTS  (www.aicpc.org)
9.    AFRICA  INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED POLITICAL SCIENTISTS   (www.aicps.org)
10.   AFRICA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS   (www.aicea.org)
11.   AFRICA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED MARKETERS   (www.aicmarketers.org)
12.   AFRICA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED PURCHASING MANAGEMENT    (www.aicpm.org)
13.   AFRICA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION   (www.aicpm.org)
14.   AFRICA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT    (www.aictlm.org)
15.   AFRICA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SOCIOLOGISTS AND ANTHROPOLOGISTS      (www.aicsa.org)
16.   CAMBRIDGE INSTITUTE OF WORLD CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS     (www.ciwca.org)
17.   LONDON INSTITUTE OF AFRICA CHARTERED ECONOMISTS      ( www.liace.org)
18.   OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AFRICA CHARTERED  ACCOUNTANTS      (www.oiacccountants.org)
19.   ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF WORLD CHARTERED ECONOMISTS     (www.eiwce.org)
20.   INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ECONOMISTS OF NIGERIA


F. DURATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA , HIGHER DIPLOMA AND POST GRADUATE DIOLOMA PROGRAMMES

CERTIFICATE COURSES:    Three(3) months
DIPLOMA:    Four (4) semesters
HIGHER DIPLOMA:   Four(4) semesters
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA:    Two(2)  Semesters.
MASTERS:    Three (3) semesters
Doctorate:      Eight (8) semesters

 

G. ENTRY / ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Professional certificate: SSCE, GCE or any international equivalent certificate
Diploma: 5 O' level credit pass  (GCE/WAEC Or any equivalent international qualification
Higher Diploma: Diploma or any equivalent professional certificate from a recognised institution
Post Graduate Diploma: Higher Diploma, HND, BSc or any equivalent international qualification
Master: BSc, PGD or any professional equivalent qualification
Doctorate: Master Degree,  Fellow member of any recognised local or international professional bodies.

Membership
The Institute welcomes applications from members of all professions, who while not necessarily aspiring to Fellowship or practicing as an arbitrator have become involved with commercial dispute resolution as part of their primary professional role. Membership of the Institute provides a greater understanding of the procedures and practices of dispute resolution.

The Institute provides education and training to help you attain all these levels. The courses are taught by experienced arbitrators and academics. Entry is through the Associate grade. For those with little or no knowledge of dispute resolution, it is necessary to complete an entry course for Associate Membership. Suitably experienced lawyers may qualify for Fellowship by completing the Fast Track Programme

 

Associate (AAICA)

This entry-level Introductory Certificate qualification is ideal for those with a limited knowledge of ADR and keen to take the first step into a dispute resolution career. Joining as an Associate allows you to use the post-nominal letters AAICA and provides access to all AICA’s member benefits.

ENTRY COURSE
YOUR FIRST STEP TO BECOMING AN ASSOCIATE
The Entry Course is an introduction to Arbitration and is designed for those with little or no Knowledge of Arbitration (Programme can be based on either domestic or international arbitration or mixture of both).

The Entry Course is done over a period of two (2) days. A post-course assignment is given after the lecture period. The successful completion of the course qualifies you to apply for the Associate Grade (AAICA) of the Institute.

Membership of the branch is based on:

(i) Passing the Entry Course for the acceptance into the grade of Associate Membership (unless exempted).

(ii) Passing through the Membership Course for the membership grade.

(iii) Passing through the qualifying procedures for the Fellowship grade.

(iv) Elevation into the status of Chartered Arbitrator.

 

ACCELERATED MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME
This course is an alternative method of qualifying as a member.

PLEASE NOTE, this is not a teaching course but an evaluation and assessment of your knowledge of basic law of dispute resolution and your ability to deal with given situations. You do not need to be an Associate member in order to attend the course.

Admission to the Course is open to those who:
Are Associates and non-members of the Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsHave a Law Degree (5 Years Post Call)Have been involved on a regular basis in dispute resolution for at least 3 years. This may be as an Advocate, Arbitrator, Mediator, Adjudicator or a Party Representative.Or have a Law Degree and are Associates Members of the Institute with 3 years dispute resolution experience.The course consists of a reading list and a pre course assignment which must be carried out before attendance of the course. The participants take part in five oral assessment workshops. Assessment of this element is on a pass or fail basis and a 3 hour written examination with questions on a defined syllabus.

This course is an alternative method of qualifying as a member.
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PLEASE NOTE, this is not a teaching course but an evaluation and assessment of your knowledge of basic law of dispute resolution and your ability to deal with given situations. You do not need to be an Associate member in order to attend the course.

Admission to the Course is open to those who:
Are Associates and non-members of the AICA. Have a Law Degree (5 Years Post Call)Have been involved on a regular basis in dispute resolution for at least 3 years. This may be as an Advocate, Arbitrator, Mediator, Adjudicator or a Party Representative. Or have a Law Degree and are Associates Members of the Institute with 3 years dispute resolution experience. The course consists of a reading list and a pre course assignment which must be carried out before attendance of the course. The participants take part in five oral assessment workshops. Assessment of this element is on a pass or fail basis and a 3 hour written examination with questions on a defined syllabus.

ACCELERATED FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
The Accelerated Fellowship Program (“AFP”) is meant for those who have:
1. Passed the Part III Examination, of the Institute consisting:
• the law of tort
• the law of contract
• the law, practice and procedure of arbitration
• writing an order/directions

2. Those who are members of the Institute and have been practising arbitration after
qualifying as members.

This programme is the first stage for qualifying for FAICA of the Institute. It is a non teaching course and is done over a period of two (2) days.The course consists of an interactive 2 day practice-cum-assessment series of workshops and written exercises before and during the 2-day workshops. A reading list is available for the course. Those who successfully complete this course are qualified for Award Writing.

Award Writing
Award writing is the second stage in the qualifying series under fellowship programmes. The course duration is five (5) months. The course consists of three private study, two face to face tutorials and two stages of examinations. The joining instructions, notes and workbook are given to candidates for private study. Those who successfully complete this course are qualified for Peer Interview.

Peer Interview
This is the third and the last stage of the qualifying process under fellowship.
It is a one day interactive programme.

It is designed for candidate to demonstrate the following:

1. The understanding and appreciation of the AICA and the Branch where applicable
2. The understanding and appreciation of objectives of the AICA and the Branch where applicable
3. The understanding and appreciation AICA's Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct and its application.

Exemptions for the first two stages can be granted if the intended applicant possesses masters degree qualification in Arbitration which will be considered upon the submission of a curriculum vitae.

ENTRY COURSE
YOUR FIRST STEP TO BECOMING AN ASSOCIATE
The Entry Course is an introduction to Arbitration and is designed for those with little or no Knowledge of Arbitration (Programme can be based on either domestic or international arbitration or mixture of both).

The Entry Course is done over a period of two (2) days. A post-course assignment is given after the lecture period. The successful completion of the course qualifies you to apply for the Associate Grade (AAICA) of the Institute.
ENTRY COURSE, LAGOS
Membership of the branch is based on:

(i) Passing the Entry Course for the acceptance into the grade of Associate Membership (unless exempted).

(ii) Passing through the Membership Course for the membership grade.

(iii) Passing through the qualifying procedures for the Fellowship grade.

(iv) Elevation into the status of Chartered Arbitrator.

DISPUTE APPOINTMENT SERVICES
We offer a complete range of ADR methods including arbitration, adjudication, mediation and independent expert determination and can deal with many types of disputes in diverse areas.
The service is made up of highly trained and experienced ADR practitioners selected from our membership that can deal with both commercial and civil disputes.
Members who are Chartered Arbitrators, Accredited Mediators and Accredited Construction Adjudicators must have demonstrated to the Institute they have a high level of knowledge, skill and experience in their discipline; they have undertaken an appropriate programme of continuous training and personal professional development and that they are committed to high ethical and professional standards.
If you have a contract clause that nominates AICA's Nigeria Branch Chairman to appoint (as appropriate) an arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator or independent expert/determinator, or both parties agree to resolve a dispute through ADR.

Please write a letter of request addressed to:

The Chairman
AICA.

A prompt appointment will be made thereafter.
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1. Minimized Fees and Pre-determined Costs:- The scheme offers convenience of pre-determined, low budget arbitration costs. Arbitrators' fees are fixed. Also, maximum arbitration and parties expenses recoverable by one from another are known from the onset.

2. Speed:- Arbitration is concluded and award issued within shortest possible time.

3. Minimized Formalities:- Formal procedural steps are kept to a minimum.

4. Simplicity:- The scheme is so simple, legal representation may be unnecessary.

5. Privacy and Confidentiality:- The process is private and confidential.

6. Enforceability:- An award from the Scheme is final, binding and can be enforced like any court judgment

 

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