Contact: Mr. Adeleke Hassan, the Registrar CIAN 

Tel: +234 802 826 7488

Download, complete and submit your membership Application and record form with a non-refundable payment of N5000 + enrollment/certificate fee, only payable to the institute account.

First Bank Plc
Account Number: 2020317027
Account Name: Certified Institute of Auctioneers



  • Raised professional status and recognition as a Certified Auctioneer. Becoming a member of the institute qualifies you as a Certified Auctioneer and the right to use the designation letters of FCAI, MCAI, and ACAI.
  • Affiliation with other international auctioneering institutes around the globe. NAA (USA), SAIA etc .
  • Merchandise Opportunities. Members will have access to auction opportunities in government institutions (Federal, States and local) Government agencies and parastatals, banks in Nigeria, port and customs, local and international companies, etc .
  • Training Opportunities : Attend Local and international training Courses, seminars and workshops.
  • Networking and mentoring forum with other professionals.
  • Access to the Nigerian Certified Auctioneer Magazine and Website etc.
  • Right to use the Institute’s official logo in business correspondence .
  • Protection from the public exploitation, harassment and intimidation in the course of performing bonafide and legitimate professional auctioneering activities.
  • Individualized seal, plaque, clips etc.


Basic Requirement for Corporate Membership of CIAN
1.Certificate of incorporation or business name registration ( Photocopy )
2. Form CO 2 or CO7 showing list of directors with at least one as a certified auctioneer ( photocopy)
3. Company letter head paper with operating business address
5. Photocopy of individual CIAN membership certificate
4. Passport photograph of the director( s)
5. The institute officials may visit the company's office after submission of necessary documents before certification .
6. Evidence of payment of Registration fees 50k to the Certified institute of Auctioneers First Bank 2020317027 .

PLEASE TAKE NOTE : This Certification is for auction companies and others whose core objectives in the memorandum include auctions and Auctioneering.





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


Full Member: These are categories of individuals with registrable qualifications and have been practicing for a continuous period of three (3) years as auctioneers or in a related business profession. Members of professional bodies such as Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyor and Valuers, Institute of Bankers etc.


Associate: These are categories of individuals with sufficient  qualifications but not with enough experience in auction industry or in a related business profession such as: HND, Bsc, Msc, LLB, LLM, BL, MPA, ACA, ACIB, ACIS, RSV, NIESV, etc.

Entry Requirement

1. Advanced Diploma, Higher National Diploma, First Degree (B.Sc), PGD, MBA, ACA, ACIB, ACIS, LLB, M.Sc, and Professional Qualifications in Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Estate Management, Credit management, Law etc.

2. Matured Candidates with 3 years experience and above in auction industry or in a related business profession but with lower educational qualifications are encouraged to apply.

3. Get Trained and become a Certified Auctioneer.

Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics

The institute maintain strict code of professional conduct and competence which ensures highest standards of professional work and integrity. Therefore, in applying to join the institute, every member of the institute is bound, under the articles of association, to observe all the rules, bye-laws and regulation


Maintaining an unimpeachable standard of integrity in all their business relationship. 

Maintaining highest possible standard of professional competence expected of a professional auctioneer. 

Complying both with the letter and the spirit of law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Rejecting any business proposal, the propriety of which might be open to doubt.

Declaration of personal interest that may give rise to impartiality in any auction business

In case of any member is reported to have breached any rule of the institute as stated above, it will be investigated by a disciplinary committee appointed by the council. Where a case is proven and established, a member may depending on the circumstances and gravity of the case, be admonished, suspended from membership or removed entirely from membership. Cases which any member is found in breach may be notified in a National Newspaper.



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