CIAN Introduction

Certified Institute of Auctioneers is the largest professional body for auctioneers in Nigeria. It is a not for profit organization that exist for the public. It has the largest membership of Auction professionals both in the public and private sectors in Nigeria including Art and Artifact auctions, Real estate auction, automobile, business liquidations, and public sector auctions among others

The Certified Institute of Auctioneers, Nigeria is the centre of expertise in Nigeria for all matters relating to Auctions and Auctioneering.

About CIAN

THE CERTIFIED INSTITUTE OF AUCTIONEERS NIGERIA (CIAN)

The Certified Institute of Auctioneers, Nigeria is the centre of expertise in Nigeria for all matters relating to Auctions and Auctioneering.

Established to provide professional qualifications of the highest standards through its training courses and seminars, sharing of experiences, and ideas and development of contacts between members nationally and other auctioneers’ institutes around the globe.
Accordingly, the institute places great emphasis on education and on recruiting and preparing people for a career in auctioneering. 

In view of the foregoing, CIAN sponsored and lobbied for the passage of “The Chartered Institute of Auctioneers of Nigeria” – HB 599. This bill was passed into law by the Federal House of Representatives in 2018 with concurrence by the Senate in 2019 during the 8th National Assembly and currently awaiting the President’s assent.

CIAN Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits:

1. Join the largest Professional body of Auctioneers in Nigeria and Africa.

2 . Obtain the most Recognized Professional Auctioneers qualification in Nigeria and Africa.

3. Become A Certified and Government licensed Auctioneer.

4 . Qualified for auction jobs in any Government Institutions ( Federal, States or local ) international organizations , MDAs , Organized Private Sector Companies , Embassies auction job nationwide.

5 .Networking and sharing experience with other Certified Auctioneers across the nation and join a your local chapter auctioneers Nationwide.

6 Use the Professional Designation of Certified Auctioneers after your name and all official documents as a Professional symbol Fellow .. FCAI,
Full Member. .MCAI .. Associate...ACAI.

7.  You will enjoy access to free webinars and discounted events for members such as National Conference, seminars and continuous development courses of the institute.

8. Opportunities to attend international Auctioneers conferences in USA, UK , South Africa etc

9. CIAN Official plaques, Enamel official lapels, Customized Corporate Awards , Trophies etc.

10. CIAN membership will Enhance your career progression and status as a Professional Auctioneer.

11. Access the institute e- library , podcast, auction books and Auctioneers manual.

Executives

Adeleke Hassan
Executive
MBA FCAI CAI (USA) Registrar / CEO
Akoh Salifu
Executive
PhD, MBA, FCNA MCIA, FIMC
Bar Ayodotun Folajuwon Banjo
Executive
FCAI
Hillary Nwaukor
Executive
Bsc , MBA, FIMC , FCAI
Jokosenumi Babatunji Adebowale
Executive
Bsc , FCAI
Deji Akinso
Executive
DBA, FCIB, FCAI, CES (USA), MCMI (UK)
Abeji Olushola
Executive
FNIVS, FCAI
Sanni Muhammad
Executive
Bsc , MSc , FCAI
Fidelis Adibe
Executive
Msc, MBA, FCAI

Objectives of the Institute

Established to provide professional qualifications of the highest standards through its training courses and seminars, sharing of experiences, and ideas and development of contacts between members nationally and other auctioneers’ institutes around the globe.
1. Sets the Professional standard, train and educate individuals as the case may be in the act of auctioneering practise in Nigeria.
2. Provides proficiency training for auctioneers and award trainees with proficiency certificates.
3. Organise conferences, seminars, training, and workshops to impact more knowledge and issue attendees the certificate of participation.
4. To issue and award professional training certificate qualifications in auctioneering to members.
5. To make auctioneering a teaching subject and course of study in Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics.
6. Restores discipline by way of re-instating decorum in auctioneering practice in Nigeria.
7. Conducts research and publish the outcome of such in auctioneering.
8. Conducts and provides consultancy services to individuals and organisations in auctioneering.
9. Increases public awareness and understanding of auctioneering as a vital business factor with a contribution to make to the nation and prosperity of Nigerians.
10. At the same time, it seeks to participate in National Public Affairs by representing the Government at all levels and other national bodies for the common good of the auction industry and national prosperity.

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1st Lagos State Auctioneers Forum & Distinguished Fellowship Awards

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Key Dates

Professional Auctioneers Course for prospective individual & corporate institutions ( Virtual) 
 
Date induction 
Feb 6th to 8th Feb 15
 
April 2nd to 4th Ap 16 
 
May 28th to 30th Jun 6
 
July 16th to 18th Ju 25
 
Continuous Professional Education Courses (Virtual)
 
March 14th
May 8th 
June 19th 
 

CIAN QUALIFICATIONS

CIAN qualifications are recognized as a symbol of professionalism in Auction. It provides knowledge, support, network and growth for every Auctioneers

All the institute courses are available online ,virtual and face to face classroom.

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Certified Institute of Auctioneers Nigeria

Founded to provide professional qualifications of highest standard through its training courses and seminars, sharing of experience, ideas and development of contacts between members nationally and other auctioneers' institutes around the world.
Active Members
5000 +
Online Courses
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State Chapters
2

Memberships

There are three (3) classes of memberships:

ASSOCIATE

  • Every applicant for Associateship grade must be over 21 years of age.
  • Must possess at least Advanced Diploma, HND, BSc, or a recognised Professional Qualification. 
  • Completion of CIAN Professional Examination or Advanced Diploma in Property Auctioneering

FULL MEMBER

No member should be enrolled as a Full Member of the Institute unless: 

  • He/she possess a minimum of HND, BSc, LLB, MSc, MBA, or recognised professional qualifications such as ACA, ACIB, ACII, ANISV, ACIS, RSV, etc.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience in auctioneering or related field in the private or public sector. 
  • Completion of CIAN Professional Examination or Advanced Diploma in Property Auctioneering

FELLOWSHIP

This is the highest grade of professional auction qualification. Open to those who have distinguished themselves in the practice of auctioneering or related business profession in Nigeria.

  • He/she must possess a minimum of HND, BSc, LLB, MSc, LLM, MBA, MPA, PhD, or a recognised professional qualification i.e. FCA, FCIB, FNISV, FNIM, FCIS, etc. with not less than 15 years post qualification experience in Private sector of Government institutions.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

An Auctioneer is a recognized professional under relevant laws in Nigeria whose business is selling of moveable and unmovable goods  through open competitive bids to the highest bidder at the fall of the gavel.
 
There are three grade of membership in the institute
 
1. Associate
2. Full Member
3. Fellow
 
Fellowship . This is the highest grade of professional auction qualification in Nigeria. It  is awarded to distinguished auctioneers annually on recommendation of  at least 2 existing fellows . They are entitled to use the disgnatory letters of FCAI after their names and all official documents
 
Full Member. These are individual with sufficient experience not less than 5 years as practicing auctioneers in Nigeria . They are entitled to use MCAI designatory letters after their names and all official documents. Most associate upgrade to become full after 3 years on associateship grade
 
Associate... Holders of CIAN Professional Auctioneers Courses , advanced Diploma in Property Auctioneering, Bsc , LLB etc duly certified having passed the auction multiple choice questions exams of the institute.
Yes , CIAN Members attend yearly international conferences, workshop and seminars in the United States of America, South Africa, United Kingdom etc around the globe . Dates are always published to members.

How can I become a member of the institute?

Step 1. Download the membership application form of the institute
Step 2. Complete the membership application form of the institute , attach your passport photograph and credentials
Step 3. Return the completed membership application form and photocopies of your credentials to the national office or nearby state  chapter’s  offices across Nigeria
Step 4. Attend the Professional Auctioneers class program
Step 5.  Complete your membership enrollment and induction process.

How do I register my company as an auction company?

Step 1. Ensure your company is duly registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria
Ensure at least one of the company directors is a recognized auctioneer by the institute ( attach CIAN membership certificate)
Step 2. Obtain / download Corporate Membership Application form from the institute website.
Step 3. Complete the Corporate Membership Application form and attach all relevant document