Membership Categories

We welcome membership applications from a wide variety of people. Are you:

• A fully qualified and practising business psychologist?
• An HR professional?
• A psychologist from another discipline who works in business?
• A manager with an interest in applying psychology to your workplace?
• A management consultant?
• An OD practitioner?
• A student in business or occupational psychology?
• Or simply someone who has an interest in people’s behaviour at work?

Whatever your background we offer a level of membership to suit you.

Levels of Membership

The IBP membership reflects our move towards giving more equal weight to the knowledge of business psychology and social sciences (i.e. a relevant qualification) and the practice of business psychology and methods, models and frameworks used in social sciences (i.e. experience).

These categories of membership reflect our recognition of your expertise in the field of people’s life at work, and may have arisen from a wide variety of backgrounds:

 

         

  • Companion

    To achieve the Companion grade, a person is required to have been a Fellow before being considered for upgrade to our highest status. A PhD Degree in social science with not less than 25 years working  as a Business Psychologist or using psychology and social sciences principles, methods and framework, in their work.

    Companion is someone of honour and respect in the field , companions have already made their mark. They are leaders who, throughout their careers, have managed successful organisations and demonstrated exceptional management skills.

    By becoming a Companion of IBP they join an exclusive network of the most senior business leaders. They use their experience and influence to raise the standard of management and psychology in Nigeria and help shape the future of the profession.

     Although under exceptional circumstances the President may invite a distinguished and exceptional individual to enter at Companion level with the agreement of the Management Council.

 

 

  • Fellow: Fully postgraduate qualified practitioner combining formal education in psychology or social sciences (such as: anthropology, behavioural economics, political science, economics, sociology, archaeology, culture) with extensive professional experience.

    In practice this means a minimum of 15 years’ experience as a Business Psychologist or as a qualified user of psychology and social sciences principles, models, methods and framework, as an extensive part of your work. Able to operate professionally without supervision, as well as having a postgraduate qualification in psychology, social sciences or equivalent.

  •  Principal Practitioner: Fully qualified practitioner with a Degree  in psychology or social sciences (such as: anthropology, behavioural economics, political science, economics, sociology, archaeology, culture) with extensive professional experience.


    In practice this means a minimum of 10 years experience as a Business Psychologist or as a qualified user of psychology and social sciences principles, models, methods and framework, as an extensive part of your work. Able to operate professionally without supervision, as well as having a postgraduate qualification in psychology, social sciences or equivalent.

 

  • Practitioner: Degree level qualified practitioner, working as a Business Psychologist or using psychology and social sciences principles, methods and framework, in their work.

    In practice, this means minimum 5 years experience in a role where the application of principles of psychology has made an important contribution to your work, as well as a degree in business psychology or other social sciences, or equivalent.

  • Associate: Degree level qualified practitioner, working as a Business Psychologist or using psychology and social sciences principles, methods and framework, in their work.

    In practice, this means minimum 2 years experience in a role where the application of principles of psychology has made an important contribution to your work, as well as a degree in business psychology or other social sciences, or equivalent.

  • Affiliate member: People who have an interest in business psychology and/or people who are currently undertaking degree level education in business psychology, or relevant social sciences (such as: anthropology, behavioural economics, political science, economics, sociology, archaeology, culture) but do not yet meet the criteria for the categories above.

  • Corporate membership: The IBP is pursuing a growth strategy: we would like to grow our membership by developing our offer for organisations such as yours. Our purpose is to drive engagement between the IBP, consultancies and companies interested in Business Psychology.

 

Membership Upgrades

We encourage members to continue to gain both knowledge and experience, and as such we welcome applications for upgrades through the various membership categories, as you gain additional formal knowledge and depth of experience.

Fees Structure

Membership Grade

First Year

Subscription(s)

Companion

#150,000

#15,000

Fellow

#65,000

#10,000

Principal Practitioner

#55,000

#10,000

Practitioner

#45,000

#5,000

Associate

#25,000

#3,000

Affiliate

#10,000

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Application Fee

#5000

 

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About IBP

The Institute of Business Psychology (IBP) is an examining and a professional body established to regulate the practice of Personnel, Industrial, Occupational and Organisational Psychologists..

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