Membership of The Institute

Subject to the provisions of section 4 (1) of the establishing Act, persons admitted into the membership of the Institute shall be registered as members and possess adequate knowledge, experience and qualifications in the science of intermodal transportation and other related disciplines specified under this Act, and be enrolled in the category of-

a) Fellows;

b) Members;

c) Associate members;

d) Graduate Members;

e) Students; and

f) Corporate (Institutional) members

a) Fellows, if the applicants satisfy the Council that;

i) They have held the grade of ‘‘Full Membership’’ for at least 10 years and have rendered over a long period, an outstanding service to the Institute.

ii) They are transport practitioners of the age of 40 years and above with an approved academic qualifications; and have been in a continuous practice and, or directly concerned with the business or management and administration of transport and logistics functions for a period not less than ten (15) years in a senior executive/or directorate level in a substantial transport sector or allied organization; and has in the opinion of the Council found to be fit and proper persons, and have rendered special or outstanding service to the Institute or the industry at large.

 

b) Members, if the applicants satisfy the Council that;

i) They have successfully completed the final level qualifying examinations conducted by the Institute with a research project; and have in addition, demonstrated an ability to function effectively in positions of high managerial responsibility within the transport industry.

ii) They have held the grade of Associate Member actively as professional transport managers for a period not less than three (3) years.

iii) They are transport practitioners of the age of 40 years and above with an approved academic qualifications; and has been in a continuous practice in the transport industry or allied organization and the Armed Services, and directly concerned with the management of transport and logistics functions for a period not less than ten (10) years, five (5) years of which must be in a senior management level; and who in the opinion of the Council, are found to be fit and proper person.

 

c) Associate members, if the applicants satisfy the Council that;

i) They are student, and or graduate Members and have successfully passed the professional level three qualifying examination conducted by the Institute; hold equivalent qualifications from recognized institutions of higher education and are otherwise however found to be fit and proper persons by the Council.

ii) They are transport practitioners of the age of 30 years and above with an approved academic qualifications; and has been in a continuous practice in the transport industry, the professions and the Armed Services, and directly concerned with the management of transport and logistics functions for a period not less than five (5) consecutive years in a middle management level; and who in the opinion of the Council, are found to be fit and proper person.

 

d) Graduate Members, if the applicants satisfy the Council that;

They possess an undergraduate degree in transport or allied disciplines accredited by the Institute or have completed an accredited conversion course where 60% is related to transportation and logistics studies. Graduate membership is based on qualification rather than experience. Initial applications should normally be accompanied by qualification transcript(s).

 

e) Students, if they are;

i) Registered for CIOTA Professional Qualifying Examination scheme, and having a minimum of five (5) credits passes in SSCE, NECO and GCE O’Level including English Language, Mathematics or its equivalent.

ii) Undergraduates currently undergoing a course of study in transport studies in tertiary Institutions in Nigeria or Oversees. All students registered for recognized training schemes in transport studies shall become professional members only after passing prescribed examinations as approved by the Council or bye‑laws of the Institute.

 

f) Corporate members’ if-

i) they are body corporate and satisfies the Council that it is eligible to be so registered,

ii) It satisfies all other criteria as may be specified by the Council from time to time.

iii) A corporate member of the Institute shall be entitled to receive, from the Council, a certificate and a plaque in such a form as the Council may approve for that purpose.

All newly admitted members into the relevant grades of membership shall undergo membership induction programmes before the confirmation of their admission into such grades level.

Membership Application Procedure

Prospective members of the institute must obtain membership application form @ N5,000, provide all the details in the form and as well pay in full all an annual subscription and other prescribed fees upon joining.  Completed application forms are to be returned together with following documents to the Institute for processing by our Membership Committee.

  1. Two recent passport size photo of your;
  2. A copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) detailing proof of employment/profession, in any form;
  3. A copy of your academic achievements) (e.g. certificates of graduation) and copies of membership proof you have with other professional Institutes, if any; and
  4. Duly completed and signed application form (as enclosed)