Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria

Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria also known as Council of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria is established under the Act 1 Cap 59 of 1990 as limited by Guarantee Company. The Institute establishment is bore out of interest of her promoters to advance the practice of Administrative Management (a staff function of management which emphases organization, system, procedures, and methods). Promoters and management of the Institute are aware that “Knowledge custodians should be socially responsible in it use; hence, a call to professionalism is a call to an obligation on when and how knowledge is applied. Otherwise, the evils of free market societies will be echoed at the expense of good tidings of capitalism”.

As such, as an Institute, it creates platforms that seek to promote her members’ intellectual insight. This is to apart from updating members knowledge and skills on trending competences, and constantly, put in their consciousness that their success shall be valued by how their  professional prowess imparted positively on the physical and social environment, while at same time balancing other stakeholders’ interest.  


To be the most referred Institute on matters that bother on administrative practice


To entrench best practice of organization and methods in every work environment


The Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria is a professional Institute which is established principally to promote the practice of Administrative Management in Nigeria. This mandate of manpower development in Administrative practices is given through the Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federation, upon ratification of her objectives by the Federal Executive Council in the year 2005.


The primary objective of the Institute is to have an association of men and women who are equipped and constantly keeping abreast with evolving skills, knowledge and experiences in management and administrative practices that are encouraged to be applied by members to their individual and corporate administrative challenges for the ultimate well being of the society.

Hereunder are some objectives that the Institute is statutory empowered

To promote and develop for the public benefit, the art and science of Administrative Management.

To provide an organization that is national and international in scope for all Administrative Managers in Ministries, Parastatal, and Corporations, Private and Public organizations.

To help bring to the consciousness of small and medium scale enterprises the desirability of information management for effective administrative management decision making purposes.

To hold examination in Administrative Management and other allied subjects relevant to the profession and to issue certificates of merit on result thereof and to make other awards as desirable.

To promote and encourage the study of Administrative Management, so as to increase it knowledge and skills for better practice.

To collaborate with any organization that has similar objective as the Institute for overall promotion of the profession.

To hold conferences, seminars, symposia and other meetings pertaining to discussions of administrative management.


To achieve aforementioned objectives and have clear-cut areas of practice, the Institute has identified five mandatory administrative competences for her members. These are:

  • Organization System Development.
  • Office Space and Facilities Management.
  • Job Analysis to support Human Resource Management Functions.
  • Meetings Management.
  • Office Information and Records Management.

These competences form the framework of our professional membership qualifying examination and members’ capacity development programmes


The Institute in line with its mandate to promote the practice of Administrative Management, it registers eligible persons who meet requirements for registration. The register of members as at year 2018 stands five thousand professional members and two thousand student members.

The Institute maintains register for five (5) categories of members. These are  Fellows (f.inst.AM, Full Members (F.inst.AM), Associates(A.inst.AM), Graduate Members  (G.inst.AM)and Student Members.

A person may be register either through the Institute Professional membership examination or by direct elections. The direct membership criteria are as follows:


GENERAL:- Except by special award by the Governing board, admission to Membership shall be by passing the prescribe professional examination of the Institute.

Acronym for each of the Membership levels (Fellow, Full-Member and Associate) are: f.inst.AM, M.inst.AM and A.inst.AM respectively.


 FELLOW (F.inst.AM)

This is the highest grade of membership, it is required that an applicant to this category should have passed through the two preceding membership levels. A prospecting of the Institute must be at least fourty-five years of age and must have had not less than twenty-five (25) years relevant professional working experience of which ten (10) years must be in a Senior Administrative position in a reputable private or public establishment.


To be considered as a full-member of the Institute, an applicant must have had not less than fifteen (15) years relevant working experience, six of which must be of a Senior Administrative position.


For election as an Associate Member of the Institute, an applicant must have passed the Institute’s professional membership qualifying examination and be at least twenty-five (25) years of age and must not have had less than ten years post graduate professional working experience.

 Graduate Members (G.inst.AM)

Candidates who have successfully completed the Institute professional membership examination but do not satisfy work experience requirements are registered as graduate members pending when they fulfill the requirements.

 NOTE: Regular attendance of the Institute’s professional capacity development trainings and other obligations may fast track elevation of a member to higher level



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