EXAMEXAMINATION DETAILS

The following courses are being taken in each stage of Institute’s Professional Examination.

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  • Mature Route
  • Experience Route
  • PCI
  • TPC
  • GDE
  • Probation
  • Intermediate
  • Logbook
  • Exemption

Mature Route

Prospective candidates must have or attain the under listed qualifications and eligibility criteria to be considered for Mature Candidates’ Interview:

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Experience Route

Prospective candidates must have/attain the under listed qualifications/requirements to be eligible for the Experience Candidates’ Examination/Interview:

S/No. FOCUS DESCRIPTION
1 ACADEMIC
QUALIFICATIONS
i. Five (5) Credits at G.C.E O-Level or SSCE/Equivalent which must include English, Mathematics and Physics.

ii. HND, and/or a degree in Quantity Surveying from an Institution accredited by QSRBN

2 EXPERIENCE i. Post graduate practical experience in Quantity Surveying related duties and functions must not be less than Ten (10) years as at the time of submitting the application.
3 CONTINUING
PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT
(CPD)
i. Evidence of 60 CPD points out of which 20 must have been obtained within the last five (5) years preceding the date of application

ii. In the alternative, applicant shall show evidence of having attended Approved Training Course/Module from the QS Academy.

iii. Evidence of active involvement at the Chapter’s level including financial contributions to the activities of the Institute

4 RECORD OF
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE
i. Candidates shall submit a Report of their activities in the last 10 years giving details of QS and QS related duties/functions they carried out or participated in and an essay/critical analysis of a QS or QS activity they undertook; MSc and PhD research carried out, etc – the Report should state challenges encountered, lessons learnt etc. The Report must be of a minimum of 2500 words but not more than 3500 words and must be endorsed by the Candidates’ Superior in their respective Establishment.
5 PROFESSIONAL
EXAMINATIONS
i. If successful, the Candidate shall be required to write in full the Test of Professional Competence (TPC) Examinations and thereafter sit for the Professional Competence Interview (PCI)
6 APPLICATION FEE i. Application Fee shall be as approved by the National Executive Council from time to time and must be paid in full and the evidence submitted together with the Application Form.

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Professional Competence Interview

The prospective candidates must have passed the written segment of Test of Professional Competence (TPC) and Professional Work Experience (PWE) as contained in the diaries and Log book covering a period of thirty-six months.

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Test of Professional Competence Examination

The prospective candidate who must be a Probationer Member of the Institute and must have Bachelors degree (Quantity Surveying) from an accredited University or must have passed the Graduateship Examination of the Institute. In addition, the candidates must have minimum of three years working experience after NYSC Service year.

Syllabus

List of accredited Institutions 

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Graduateship Examination

The prospective applicants who must be a Probationer Member of the Institute and should have at least HND in Quantity Surveying from accredited Polytechnics/College of Technology and a Technician Member of the Institute.

Syllabus

List of accredited Institutions 

Register for GDE Full

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Probation Examination

This Examination is open to:

  • Technicians of NIQS with HND/B.Sc/B.Tech qualification in Architecture, Building Technology/Engineering or other qualifications approved by the National Executive Council.
  • Candidates must have completed the One (1) National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

Intermediate Examination

This Examination is open to:

  • Technicians of NIQS who have passed the Probation Examination conducted by the Institute.

Guideline for Diary and Logbook Completion

The logbook programme is aimed at a systematic practical training of the probationer members of the institute for a period of thirty-six (36) months (3 years) . The process requires that probationer member will identify a mentor, preferably a corporate member with five years post qualification who will nurture him/her on professional ethics, basic Quantity Surveying duties, Construction technology and related training as contained in the logbook. The supervisor/mentor will review activities documented by candidate in the dairy/logbook, make corrections where necessary and approve content on the digital platform. The mentorship process will help candidate attain the desired level of competence required to render appropriate, standard, expected and acceptable professional services. The content of the Logbook/Dairy presents a coherent array of the various roles a QS is expected to play in the industry in terms of activities and their heads and sub-heads. It further puts in place a means of capturing in narrative the tutored experiences of the probationer member.

  1. The purpose of this exercise is to enable candidates present analysis of their professional work experience in a chronological order based on entries in their diaries, which will assist the assessors to determine if the candidate’s professional experience is adequate and properly balanced. It will also provide an easy reference to any particular aspect of the training as set out in the diary.
  1. Diaries and Logbooks are to be filled online as applicable to the candidate’s prospective examination up to Professional Competence Interview (PCI). Submissions are to be made annually in the month of January for the preceding year (first diet) and in the month of June for the preceding year (second diet). Assessment would be carried out in February and July while the results are expected to be released not later than six weeks after assessment respectively, both of the same year submission. Corrections and observations made by the assessors are expected to be reflected in the following stage(s) of the submission made by the candidate. The Only candidates qualified to sit for the Test of Professional Competence Interview are those who have completed and passed stage 3 of the Diary/Logbook assessment.
  1. Supervisors of Logbooks/Dairies must be members with a minimum of five (5) years post-MNIQS experience. The work of the supervisor is not merely to approve digital content but to guide, mentor, coach and tutor the candidtae through the process and then endorse the entires during the work progress and at the end of the exercies. It is advisable that supervisor and candidate interact as often as possible as may be convenient for both parties.
  1. Training codes and coverage areas in Diaries are not confined to QS in Consultancy and Contracting organisations.They also apply to QS Services in other organisations.
  1. Upon completion of each stage of 12 months, the time (in days) spent on each activity as reflected in the Diary and transferred to the analysis sheet of the Logbook is automatically totalled both horizontally and vertically.
  1. Logbooks are filled and submitted online in three (3) stages of twelve (12) months each for assessment. Before submitting the Logbook to the supervisor for assessment, the onus is on the candidate to carefully and properly fill the online documents. The details of the entries would be defended by the candidates at the end of each stage.
  1. While the vertical summary shows the total days spent on all activities per week, the horizontal summary shows the number of days spent on each activity throughout the duration of the practical experience.
  2. Diary Reporting: Each construction project undertaken or any other work carried out by the candidate or mentioned in the Diary shall be clearly described giving the project title, with brief description, location and at least name of one project team member with contact details (clients, consultants, and or contractor).
  1. Report Writing: At the end of each stage of twelve (12) months, the candidate is expected to write and submit a brief but articulate report of works undertaken in about 900 words. The report should have a clear;
    1. Introduction,
    2. Summary Of The Works Executed,
    3. Lessons Learnt and
    4. A Conclusion

It must be emphasized that candidates should avoid the use of personified words. The use of “Ditto” is also discouraged.

  1. It should be noted that no corrections can be made to the entries as soon as the supervisor ACCEPTS the entries in the Diary. The supervisor in turn will not have access to the Diary/Logbook as soon as he/she signs –off the e-logbook by submitting to the Education and Training Committee Chairman.

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RECORDING OF VIRTUAL TRAINING ON DIGITAL LOGBOOK

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Cadastral Zone B6, Mabushi District,
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OUR LOCATIONSWhere to find us?
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AbujaHead Office
No. 24, NIQS Crescent,
Off Michael Ama Nnachi Crescent,
Cadastral Zone B6, Mabushi District,
P. O. Box 10689 Garki,
Abuja, Nigeria.
LagosLiaison Office
Victor Akan QS House,
No. 17/19 Idowu Taylor Street,
Victoria Island,
P. O. Box 2666 Marina,
Lagos, Nigeria
GET IN TOUCHOur Social links
We are social, follow our handles for latest news and events

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