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  • Welcome to the CISI

    The Professional Body of Choice for the Financial Services Sector

    The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment is the leading professional body for securities, investment, wealth and financial planning professionals. The CISI has been dedicated to professionalism since it emerged from the London Stock Exchange in 1992. Now recognised in 46 different countries we are delighted to now have a significant presence in Africa

    We encourage all of our members, and all who strive for the highest professional standards, to stand tall – proud of the values they hold and the work they do each day.

    The CISI in Nigeria

Why study with the CISI?

We offer a range of qualifications which are designed for you to learn and enter the financial services sector. Our well received study pathways in Operations, Wealth Management, Compliance/Risk, Capital Markets/Corporate Finance, Financial Planning and Islamic Finance, will provide you the specialist understanding needed to start out and progress in your chosen discipline.

The knowledge you gain can be immediately transferred to business activities and client-facing advisory functions, helping you to stand out among your peers. The CISI exams are taken in over 100 countries and offer flexibility to suit your job requirements. Our qualifications are designed, developed and reviewed regularly by senior practitioners to ensure they are purpose built for the market and remain relevant. Major banks and financial organisations worldwide use our qualifications to benchmark the knowledge of their staff.

I am a proud member of Chartered Institute For Securities and Investment (CSI) because of its global acceptance. CISI is also well accepted by Covenant University; the leading private university in Nigeria and West Africa.This is because of global recognition of the certificate and Covenant is on the verge of signing an MOU with CISI.

Prof. Ikpefan, O.Ailemen (FCA, FCIB, ACS,ACSI,FNIM) Dept. of Banking and Finance, Covenant University,Ota,Ogun State, Nigeria

CISI....breeding world class professionals with the highest level of competence and integrity that enhance investment value. Membership affords access to valuable wealth of material through innovative technology.

Adedoyin Johnson, ACSI

This Institution has a valuable trove of research and contemporary materials available to members on it's website, I find it great for CPD

Raphael Okpala, ACSI

With CISI Certification, your integrity and ethical compliance to best global practices is second to none. The benefits are multifaceted such as a career projections, discount with recognized brands in the United Kingdom etc.

Mr Tunde Apena, Chartered MCSI. Group Head, Learning/Development/CCPD/e-learning/Centre for Financial Studies, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.


All CISI examinations and memberships are available to candidates in Nigeria at a 50% discount on the listed international fees, these discounts will be applied automatically when you book online. If you wish to book via phone please let our representatives know you are based in Nigeria.


Candidates are able to self-study for CISI qualifications using the official CISI workbook which they receive upon booking on for a CISI examination. However, should candidates want to receive either face to face or online training support, they are able to do so through one of CISI’s Accredited Training Partners (ATPs) in Nigeria:


The majority of CISI’s suite of examinations are available by computer-based testing via a Prometric test centre in Lagos at:

NCWS House, 14 Ahmed Onibudo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

CISI’s higher-level examinations are written / narrative examinations available every January and June. These are usually available to sit at he British Council in Nigeria.

Are you looking to become a CISI Accredited Training Partner?

To become accredited with the CISI, you need to demonstrate training capacity and have a proven training history. All our trainers are experienced in their field and must have completed the relevant CISI exams. For more information and the application form, please contact: cisi.nigeria@cisi.org.

Quick survey

A recent report on menopause in the workplace showed that financial services firms are losing women from their pipelines of senior leaders because of a lack of workplace support for those women going through menopause.

Do you believe this is or has been an issue in your firm?

Which of the following measures has your firm put in place, or is working to put in place, to counter this reported lack of support (tick all that apply)

Over 45,000 Members in over 100 countries
c. 40,000 Exams taken in 81 countries

CISI Membership

CISI membership is a compelling marker of professionalism in the financial services sector. Joining us shows colleagues, clients and the wider professional sphere that you are committed to the highest standards of knowledge, skills and behaviour.

Individuals are able to become CISI members by:

Passing a relevant CISI qualification

Holding a non-CISI qualification that CISI recognises for membership

Being a member of a professional body whose membership the CISI recognises for members

In Nigeria, the CISI recognises qualifications and membership from CIBN, CIS and ICAN. For more information on this and other qualifications and membership recognised by CISI, please see the following lists.:


Become a CISI member today and be part of a global network with 45,000 members in 104 countries, with a local presence in Cyprus. We can help you meet CySEC's CPD hours, and develop yourself with our range of membership benefits some of which are highlighted below.

E-Learning modules, such as
  • Cyprus AML
  • Cyprus Risk
  • Integrity & Ethics 
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
CPD Events, which last year included
  • An overview of major regulatory develpoments ahead
  • Suitability in the Financial Sector
CISITV programmes, such as
  • Outlook for the Euro area
  • MiFID II, a sideways view
The Review articles, such as
  • How EMIR will impact curency hedging
  • Russian Financial Markets: a post trade success story
CPD Scheme
  • All CISI activities are automatically recorded in your personal online CPD Log
  • This can be printed or emailed for appraisals, or monitoring by the regulator
View our range of membership benefits How to join


The CISI is proud to have entered into partnerships with the following professional bodies in Nigeria to enable their members to access CISI membership and professional qualifications:

Meet the Nigeria National Advisory Council

Bola Ajomale

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Abiodun Adebimpe ACSI

Head: Custody, RMB Nigeria

Brigadier General AA Adekoya MCSI, FCTI, FCA MBA, MSS

Managing Director,
Nigerian Army Welfare Insurance Company

Ade Buraimo

Group Managing Director,
Alpha Morgan Capital Group

Nkoli Ernestina Edoka MA, MBA, ANIM, FCS, ACSI

Managing Director/CEO,
Cowry Securities Limited

Obinna S. Okafor FCA, ACTI, ACSI, CAMS, MPMI, FCIN, M.Sc, MBA, B.Sc

Managing Consultant, CEO,
Vicosbin Consult Ltd

Ijeoma Onwu MCSI

Audit Partner with Deloitte,
West Africa

John Osuoha ACSI

CISI Nigeria Representative

Olubukanla Rufai ACSI

Assistant Director and Head of Operations Directorate,
SEC Lagos Zonal Office

Obianuju V. Udoka-Ezike ACSI

Assistant Manager – Market Admin Analyst,
Nigeria Stock Exchange

Oloruntola Florence Umoh

Executive Director,
Teakwood Advisory Partners

Adewojo ‘Yemi FCA, ACTI, MPDM, ACCM, ACSI, MBA, B.Sc

Business Development Executive, (MRO)


Dr John Osuoha
CISI Nigeria Representative
 +234 815 074 0720
 +234 802 339 0700

Sebastian Oliver 

Sebastian Oliver
CISI International Executive
 +44 7810 157 640
 +44 20 7645 0789