By Adedapo Adesanya
The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) has opened its portal for interested persons within and outside the insurance industry to apply for the October 2020 professional examination batch from today, September 18 to October 18, 2020.
It stated this in a document signed by its Director-General, Mrs Abimbola Tiamiyu, adding that all persons desirous of sitting for the institute’s examination are required as pre-requisite to register as members of the institute.
The CIIN posited that candidates seeking to commence the examination must have passed the SSCE or GCE examinations with credits in five subjects including English language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
On the fees, it said student membership fee (new members) is N4,000; annual subscription, N3,000; building fee, as applicable; annual library fee, N2,000; exemption fee (same as course fee); non-refundable entry fee, N12,500; transcript fee, N10,000 (within Nigeria) and N20,000 outside Nigeria; certificate course fee, N7,500.
Others are; diploma course fee, N9,500; advance diploma course fee, N15,000; late entry fee, N5,000; change of examination centre fee, N5,000 and change of course fee, N5,000.
The institute said international candidates also have the same timelines, except that the fee is in Dollars.
It said the rebates on fees are available to undergraduates of any discipline from an accredited institution in Nigeria by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) and that 15 per cent early payment discount on examination course fee exists for only candidates who register and pay between September 18 and 25, 2020.
According to the CIIN, course books are available at the secretariat, while external tutorial classes are advised.
It said the request for change of subject and/or centre, will not be entertained after October 9, 2020, stressing that withdrawal from examination after October 9, 2020, will lead to the forfeiture of all fees paid for the examination and that application for exemptions should be forwarded to the secretariat for central processing.
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