The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV)

How to become a member of: The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV)

Membership of The Institution is open to all Nigerians, and in certain cases to foreigners, trained in approved Institutions both in the country and abroad.  There are six grades of Membership, namely Fellow, Associate, Graduate, Probationer, Student, Honorary Fellow and Corporate member.  Professional Members, made up of Associates and Fellows, are those who have undergone the prescribed training, passed the qualifying examinations, obtained the necessary practical experience and taken the appropriate professional tests.  Non-Professional Members, comprising Graduates, Probationers and Students, are persons in the process of taking the qualifying professional tests and examination, but are attached to the Institution meanwhile for the furtherance of their professional education.  Honorary Fellows are persons who are not engaged in the practice of the profession, but by reason of their position, experience or eminence assist in promoting the objects of The Institution, have been admitted as such as the Institution Corporate members relate to corporate bodies duly admitted by the Institution.

The Grand Patron of The Institution is the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  The State Governors or Military Administrators, as the case may be, are the Patrons of The Institution.  A past President of The Institution may have after his name the designatory initials PPNIVS, a Fellow may use the abbreviation FNIVS, and Associate may employ the letters ANIVS while an Honorary Member may attach after his name the initials HNIVS.

Members of The Institutions are employed in the services of Federal, State and Local Governments; Parastatal establishments; Banks and other financial institutions; trading and manufacturing firms; property development and investment companies; and in private professional practice.

Source:  [obtained on: Date 21:04:2012]


For more information contact: NIESV dIrectly

Address: The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyours and Valuers. Plot 750 Independence Avenue (Bassan Plaza), Central Business District, Abuja. P.M.B. 5175, Wuse Post Office, Abuja.

Telephone : +234 (9) 460 4710, +234 (9) 460 4711

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