Registration with the Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors

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Registration with the Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors

The Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) is an association that houses quantity surveyors in Nigeria. To register with the Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors the following requirements are necessary:

• Elected by the Institute as a full member for at least ten (10) years.
• Hold a responsible position for not less than ten (10) years and has attained the age of 45 years.
• Active participation in the affairs of the Institute at the National and State Chapter levels.
• Presentation of at least three (3) papers at seminars, workshops, or conferences organized by the National executive Council and Chapters, or written five (5) articles on matters involving the construction Industry in the Institutes Journal, National or Local Newspapers.
• Evident benevolence to the Institute by financial support or other philanthropic gestures or services on a continuous basis.
• He must not have been adjudged guilty or bankrupt by any court of law or previously suspended or expelled for misconduct by the Institute.
• Show that membership to the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria is current and up to date financially.
• Accumulated a minimum of 300 CPD points after election as Member.
• Evidence of active professional practice in the industry.
All applications shortlisted for upgrading are forwarded to the forum of Fellows by the NEC for screening in accordance with the provisions detailed in this and other sections of the constitution. A minimum of eleven (11) fellows of the Forum, with a minimum of seven (7) years standing nominated by the NEC, including the Chairman, shall screen all the applications and forward its recommendations to the NEC. Fellow application form costs $330 only.
Members
• Accumulated a minimum of 60 CPD points.
• Probationer/Technician who have passed Professional Competence Interview and logbook assessment.
• 60 Continuous Professional Development (CPD Units)
• Five (5) O’Level Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics (mandatory) and other 2 from (Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics, Commerce, Geography, Technical Drawing, Biology)
• All credentials enclosed must be endorsed by the referees who should be financially up-to-date with the Institute.
Member’s upgrade application Form Fee is $82.5.
Honorary Fellow

Prospective Honorary Fellow shall be persons who are not Quantity Surveyors by profession but who have by their actions contributed immensely to the achievement of the aims and objectives of the Institute and have been nominated by the National Policy Committee for an honorary membership as a Fellow in recognition of their contribution. Such members may only use the designatory letters “Hon. Fellow”

Probationer

Quantity Surveying Degree holders who are engaged solely in quantity surveying duties under the supervision of a Registered Quantity Surveyor. They shall be eligible to sit the Institute’s Test of Professional Competence Examination.
Quantity Surveying Higher National Diploma holders who are engaged solely in quantity surveying duties under the supervision of a Registered Quantity Surveyor. They shall be eligible to sit the Institute’s Graduateship Professional Examination.
Probationer’s application form costs $33.

Requirements:

• B.Sc., B/Tech /HND Quantity Surveying
• NYSC Discharge certificate or Exemption Certificate
• 5 O’Level Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics (mandatory) and other 2 from (Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics, Commerce, Geography, Technical Drawing, Biology)
• All credentials enclosed must be endorsed by the referees who should be financially-up-to-date with the Institute.
• Probationer membership form costs N10, 000 only.Technician
Cognate Degree holders of kindred professional bodies in the built environment Industry and who are engaged solely in quantity surveying duties under the supervision of a Registered Quantity Surveyor but do not meet the requirement for admission into any other grades of membership. They shall be eligible to sit the Institute’s appropriately prescribed Examination. Technician application form costs $33 only.

Requirements:

• B.Sc./HND from Allied profession (Building, Civil etc)
• NYSC Discharge certificate or Exemption Certificate
• 5 O’Level Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics (mandatory) and other 2 from (Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics, Commerce, Geography, Technical Drawing, Biology)
• All credentials enclosed must be endorsed by the referees who should be financially-up-to-date with the Institute.
• Technician membership form costs $33 only.

Students

Students shall be persons who have passed Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) as conducted by the West African examinations Council (WAEC) or National Examinations Council (NECO), with a credit in at least 5 (five) papers including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two relevant subjects. Or persons who are undergoing a course of study or training in approved Institutions or professional office or Qualified Member organization in Quantity Surveying.
Student Membership application form costs $9.9 only.

PRACTISING FIRMS

• Certificate of Incorporation from CAC
• Form 2 or 7 from CAC
• NIQS & QSRBN Diploma Certificates
• 5 Years post MNIQS experience
• CV of the Principal Partner & other Partner(s) if any.
• All credentials enclosed must be endorsed by the referees who should be `financially up-to-date with the Institute.
• Application Form Fee $330
• Firms Ltd by Share not registrable for now.
• Evidence of minimum of 100units of CPD.
The Partner(s) must be financially up-to-date with the Institute.

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