The strongest mark of a professional is continuous learning. This is why the Nigerian constitution demands that ONLY chartered Public Relations (PR) professionals can practice PR in Nigeria. They are chartered because they are professionals. Now, to be chartered, you will go through NIPR certification exams.
THE PROCESS OF BECOMING CHARTERED
The PR certification process involves registering as an NIPR student, studying on your own, in an NIPR school, or with study groups and professional tutorials, writing NIPR exams, and becoming chartered if you pass the exams.
There are 2 levels to go through: The Professional 1 level, where you take 10 courses; and the Professional 11 level, with 5 advanced PR subjects.
You must pass all Professional 1 subjects before you can register for Professional 11. NIPR however can exempt people with certain academic qualifications and/or job experience. Graduates of Marketing, Communication Arts, Mass Communications, Business Admin are commonly excused from Professional 1.
Exams hold every 6 months. The studentship expires after 3 years. Within this period, students are expected to pass all 15 (or 5) courses.
HND, BSC EQUIVALENT, NYSC EXEMPTION
The certification & professional Diploma is strong enough to give you admission for Post Graduate Diploma in some renowned Universities in Nigeria & overseas, not withstanding whether you have BSC, HND, OND, ND or whatever.You are also entitled to an NYSC exemption certificate. Obtaining this is however tedious, given tight bureaucratic factors.
With the Professional Diploma, and with 2-5 years work experience, you can apply for MSc in some foreign Universities. This has been boosted by the membership of NIPR in the Global Alliance for PR practice.
NOW, BACK TO YOU
Because of you, we have established a study group in Uyo, to prepare intending PR practitioners in the South-South, South-East region of Nigeria. If you live in Uyo, Eket, Calabar, Ikot Ekpene, Port Harcourt, Umuahia, Owerri, Abakiliki, Aba, you no longer have to travel to Lagos, Abuja, or Ibadan for studies; you can study with us in Uyo. We will help you register at the NIPR office in Lagos, and then you can go to Lagos/Abuja for the examinations which holds 6 monthly.
Catch us at 19 Udi Street (1st room, 1st floor) or call/text/whatsapp 08162403610.
WHO NEEDS THIS TRAINING/CERTIFICATION?
This programme is for any one interested in Public Relations, Marketing, or Advertising; also anyone interested in Media consulting, CSR, Lobbying, Customer Relations, Human Relations, Stakeholder management, Public Affairs officers, PROs, Personnel Management, Government and Corporate Policy, Social Media, Media relations, Financial PR, Market and Marketing Research, Business Communications, Event management, Project management, Business writing and all related disciplines.
PROFESSIONAL 1 (CERTIFICATION)
(1. Principles of PR
(2. Biz Admin & Mgt
(3. Principles of Psychology & Sociology
(4. PR Media & Methods
(5. Communication theories & practice
(7. PR for Private & Public Sectors.
(8. PR in Govt
(9. Research & Evaluation in PR
(10. Comparative PR systems
PROFESSIONAL 11 (DIPLOMA)
(11. PR, Policy, Planning & Strategy
(12. Corporate/Product Brand Mgt
(13. Media Relations Dynamics & Mgt
(14. Stakeholder Relations Mgt
(15. Marketing & Advertising Mgt in PR
For Professional 1, the least one can pay is #29,000, which is cost of registration as a student, and cost of lectures, materials and exams for just ONE SUBJECT. The maximum total is #110,000.
For Professional 11, the least would be #44,000, which is cost for registering for the level, and cost of lectures, materials and exams for just ONE SUBJECT. The maximum total is #120,000.
At Jabborro PR, the payment method allows for flexibility.
Call +2348162403610, +2348027675065
In Government or in the private sector, please do not practice or continue to practice a profession that the Law clearly prohibits you from, whether it is PR, Medicine, Architecture, Pharmacy, Law, Advertising or Engineering.
Pay the price and get the legal backing in the form of licenses so you can grow unhindered in that profession.
At the discretion of the NIPR, any defaulters can be apprehended with a law suit any time. This may lead to embarrassment, loss of customers, fines and penalties and diverse effects of litigation.
CSR – CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
PR – PUBLIC RELATIONS
MGT – MANAGEMENT
NIPR – NIGERIA INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRO – PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
BSC – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, OR BA, BEnG, BPharm, any FIRST DEGREE IN UNIVERSITY
OND – ORDINARY NATIONAL DIPLOMA
HND – HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA