PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION’S CREDIT SYSTEM

TEN-YEAR RULE WAIVER

The Council of the Institute has waived the Ten-Year Rule which mandatorily required candidates to complete all parts of the Institute’s qualifying examination within a period of ten years, from the date of sitting the examination for the first time, as part of its credit system for those taking its professional examinations.

FIVE-YEAR RULE

In place of the Ten-Year Rule, the Council has approved a Five-Year Rule which now applies only to candidates at the Professional Level of the examinations.

The Five-Year Rule requires that candidates must pass all the papers in the Professional Level within five years from the date they obtain the first credit or will forfeit such credits that were obtained beyond five years.

All credits obtained at this level will therefore be valid for only five years (ten diets) after which they will lapse.  The implication is that candidates are expected to write and pass the Professional Level examinations within five years from the diet they obtain their first credit.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION

The Five-Year Rule will take effect from May 2017 diet.

Credits earned at the Professional level will begin to count from May 2017 diet of the Institute’s Professional examination.

For further enquiries contact: professionalexams@ican.org.ng  or 09053847526