Frequently Asked Questions    

1. How do I become a member of the Nigerian institute of shipping?
You will need to pass the Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE).
Candidate with a similar qualification with years of experience in the maritime industry will need to apply for exemption.

2. What if I have membership of other professional bodies that are similar in shipping?
If you are a member of other institute related in shipping and is recognized by the Africa institute of shipping, as well as a member by examination, we will exempt you on subject basis.

3. How do I become a fellow of Africa Institute of Shipping?
Members who meet the necessary criteria can apply to the zonal branches or direct to it’s headquartered in Lagos to be considered for upgradement to fellowship.

4. What are the benefits of having the initial FAISM after your name?
Chartered status is conferred on fellows who may describe themselves as chartered shipping practitioners.

5. What is the benefit being a MAISM?

-members belong to the largest network of professionals in the shipping Industry.
-all the activities of the institute will be charged at a lower rate.
-members are entitled to free quarterly journals and newsletter etc
-member can further their career to post graduate level at the various   
  Universities locally and international.

6. When is the subscription due for each year?
Subscriptions are due for January of each year.

7. What will happen if I have not paid subscription?
Member will be regarded as dormant and will be given grace. However, a member who has not paid for subscription for two (2) consequent years will be withdrawn. A member will not be entitled to any benefits and other incentives from the institute throughout the period of dormancy.

1.    How do I register?
Before you are qualify to write the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE). You are expected to fill the application form either from the zonal office or directly from the headquarters in Lagos.

2.    How do I enter for the examination?
After registration as a student member, candidate must complete and return the examination form with the appropriate fee to either the zonal office or the head office.

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