How much does it cost to register with member Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE and COREN? Here are the Financial Implications

Yes, NSE Corporate Membership Registration requires series of payments. One need to ask questions properly, and never assume that the 20k that you may see online at the onset is all that may be required!

For B1/B2 Candidates, the following payments may be required:

  1. Online Application Fee – N20,000 – to be paid online . This goes to NSE HQ
    Formal Registration with NSE Branch nearest to you. Branch Registrations may vary from Branch to Branch. Ikeja Branch, for instance would require about N11,000, which may include souvenirs.
  2. Formal Registration with your Division – Materials, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, etc. This will also require money – about N20,000 or less or more for most Divisions.
  3. Some Branches/Divisions do organise a Seminar to prepare the candidates. Though not always compulsory, but encouraged. The cost of such Preparatory Seminar is between N10,000 to N20,000, depending on the Branch/Division or location.
  4. Mandatory Continuing Professional Education (MCPE) – a 3 day refresher Course organised by NSE HQ for all prospective Corporate Members. The cost for this is presently N30,000, payable online at the appropriate time.
  5. When successful in the Interview/Examinations, and Elected as a Corporate Member, there’s also a payment of N56,300 (or N61,300 for those graduation is up to 10 years) called Election Fee. This is also payable online.
  6. Induction Fee – Most Branches do organise Induction Ceremony for successful candidates. Expectedly the Certificates are released to candidates during this Induction Ceremony. Thus many Branches require about N20,000 to N30,000 from candidates for this. Find out exact figure for your Branch.
  7. At this point, the litany of payments have ended. You will only be required to be paying an Annual Subscription of N9,000 to remain up-to-date!

For C1 Candidates, the following payments may be required:

  • Application Fee online – N70,00 – payable online.
  • Formal Registration with NSE Branch nearest to you. This fee required of them for formal registration with the Branch is usually also higher than that of B1/B2.
  • Formal Registration with your Division – Materials, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, etc. Some Divisions also require higher amounts from C1 candidates than from as B1 and B2.
  • The Branch/Division preparatory Seminars may also be useful for them, even though they won’t sit for any exam, but as they will also submit Report of Engineering Experience and defend same, of Engineering Experience.
  • Continuing Professional Education for Executive Engineers (CoPEEE) – a 2 day mandatory Seminar for all C1 candidates. This is organised by NSE HQ, and attract a fee of N50,000
  • When successful and Elected as a Corporate Member, there’s a payment of N61,300 called Election Fee. This is payable online as well.
  • Induction Fee – Remember, Induction is at the Branch. It may attract payment for C1 if not already included in their Branch Registration.
  • Annual Subscription of N9,000 to remain up-to-date also applies.

More Information about Registration

The Corporate Membership Application is now open every quarter. So in essence, one can register at any time.

Note that as it may be called February Diet, for instance, does not mean you will be making the Application in February. The Application will be open as early as December, but the processes will span through February. Kindly visit the website often and attend your Branch/Divisions meetings to be aware of deadlines.

Registration is entirely online, but there are two hard copy forms – a page each, that you will download, fill diligently and carefully, and upload on your Account.

These Forms are called:

  1. Acknowledgement Form; and
  2. Statement of Experience Form

Filling of the Acknowledgement Form

This Form has 2 sections: That’s sections for Branch Chairman and Division Chairman to sign, after duly registering with the Branch/Division

.Filling of the Statement of Experience Form

Here, you simply and briefly list your experience – name and place of project, date, your role, and cost. Very importantly, this Form must be endorsed by a COREN Registered Engineer.

Upon completion of the Acknowledgement Form and Statement of Experience Form, you will be required to upload same in your portal – along with other credentials.

Please note that ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES are what should be uploaded. Statement of Result will not be accepted! Ensure you have got the original certificates beforehand. Otherwise only Transcript sent by your institution directly to NSE can serve as a substitute for Original Certificate.

Those that have Foreign Certificates are advised to apply early enough, as verification of the certificates are sometimes required.

Additional Information of Registration

Proposers – While completing your information online, there is a place to enter the NSE Membership Registration Numbers of 2 Proposers. Kindly ensure that such persons are financially up-to-date! You may not be allowed to change them after submission; and your application may be delayed in the event that any of them is in debt, until the debt is cleared. Please confirm and reconfirm that they are OK!

Attendance to Meetings

Attendance to Branch Meetings are open for both registered and intending members. Students and Graduate Members are also eligible to attend meetings. Participation in Branch activities and meetings will give you access to much more information that will enhance professional development.

Dear Young Engineers,

Mostly importantly, I write to my fellow Young Engineers, not to run away from the activities of NSE after undergoing the above rigorous processes of becoming a member. Try and be active so as to make some impacts. If we keep paying deaf ears, then we shall perpetually complain that those grey hair Engineers are not performing satisfactorily well in developing this our noble profession.

As much as your work would allow you, kindly participate; hold offices, attend conference, network. Perhaps things can take shape someday, counting on your little efforts.

Just imagine how our counterparts in the Medical Profession uphold at a very high esteem their own profession. Forget that many things have gone wrong, and wrong, and wrong in Engineering. The status can change someday with some collective efforts by concerned Young Engineers, you inclusive!

COREN Registration

There’s nothing much to talk here. Once you’ve got your NSE, you simply need to apply; no other exam is required! COREN Application Fee is purely Online; a user friendly website and almost a real time update on the progress of your registration.

Note that there’s also the Proposer and Experience Forms for COREN registration; upload necessary documents – including NSE Certificate, Degree Certificates, a maximum of three pages summary of the Report of your Engineering Experience.

You’re will also be required to order your school to forward your Transcript directly to COREN – either by Courier or via e-mail. For more, visit the COREN website

COREN Application Fee is only N12,000; while you pay about N38,500 for Full Registration – certificate, stamp, seal – when the Council approves your name. COREN Approval is quarterly – March, June, September and December. Thus application is continuous. Your approval will only come when you have met the necessary conditions within any the Quarters.

For additional information, kindly consult the NSE/COREN websites or the NSE Branches nearest to you. Thank you very much for going through the above long talks.

NOTE the Registration fess are subject to change by NSE and COREN



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