Membership Qualifications

The requirements for each class of membership shall be under continuous review in order that the Society may respond rapidly to changing situations arising from new developments

Fellow (FNCS):
The grade of Fellowship is granted only to a member who can prove his/her professional activities, justify his/her acceptance as an authority in his/her particular field of computing; has made significant contribution to the growth of the Society; and has in addition fulfilled the following requirements:

  • Must have been a registered member of NCS for at least ten years
  • Must be a registered Member of the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN)
  • Must be at least thirty five years of age and has not less than ten years of relevant professional working experience, and at least five of which must have been in positions of managerial responsibility.
  • Must be a holder of a certificate of an examination or examinations recognized by the society for the membership grade.

The application in this category must be sponsored by two Fellows in writing and in such manner as the Society may, from time to time, prescribe.

Fellowship is not considered until the applicant has been a Member for at least 10 (ten) years, and at least 2 (two) years out of the last 3(three) years  of regular attendance/ participation in the activities of the Society can be verified

Member (MNCS):
Prospective applicant to be admitted as Member must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • B.Sc./HND in Computer Science/Information Technology or related courses (from approved institutions) with at least five years of proven post graduation professional experience in Computing/IT
  • M.Sc./M.Tech in Computer Science/Information Technology or related courses with at least three years of proven post graduation experience in Computing/Information Technology
  • B.SC./HND in non related courses in addition to Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Computer Science/Information Technology with not less than three years post PGD professional experience
  • Must have passed the Computer Professionals Examination (CPE) III

Associate (AMNCS):
Prospective applicants to be admitted at this level must possess at least one of the following requirements:

  • B.Sc./HND in Computer Science/Information Technology or related courses with not less than three years of proven post graduation professional experience in Computing/Information Technology
  • MSc in Computer Science/Information Technology or related courses with not less than two years of proven post graduation professional experience
  • B.Sc/HND in non related courses in addition to Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Computer Science/Information Technology with not less than two years of proven post PGD professional experience
  • Must have passed the Computer professional Examination (CPE) II

Graduate Member:
Prospective applicants to be admitted at this level must possess the following requirements:

  • B.Sc/HND in Computer Science/Information Technology or related courses with less than three years of proven post graduation professional experience

Technologist:
Prospective applicant must have at least one of the following qualifications:

  • National Diploma for recognized institution
  • Computer Professional Examination (CPE) I
  • Certification Examinations e.g. Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle etc

Student Member:

  • Students is currently undergoing a course of study in computer science/ Computer Engineering/Information Technology or related course in a University or Polytechnic or other Institutions of Higher learning recognized by the Society.


Honourary Fellow:

This is just as the name implies. They are individuals that have contributed in one way or the other to the growth of Information Technology in the Country.

Corporate Member:

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