Find below membership requirements, criteria and subscription information of the Certified Society of Commerce.
Every Fellow member is entitled to describe himself as a BUSINESS (Commerce/Industry)
All classes of membership, on acceptance, must agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Society.
THE CREED OF THE SOCIETY
Every person accepted as a Personal Member of the Society must automatically, agree to the Society’s creed.
“Our aim to reach for and maintain the highest possible level of business/educational, ethical and moral activity for the purpose of generating wealth amongst the members of the Society”
CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP ACCEPTANCE
To be considered for membership, any applicant is subjected to the following criteria:-
- Business Experience not less than Ten years
- Academic and Professional Qualifications
- Present Studies or intended studies
- Agreement to the Society’s creed
- Minimum age of 25 years
LIABILITY OF MEMBERS
Every member of the society undertakes to contribute to the Assets of the society in the event of its being wound up whilst he is a member or within one year afterwards, for payment of debts and liabilities of the society contracted before he ceases to be a Member, and the costs, charges, and expenses of winding up and for the adjustment of the rights of contributories among themselves such amount as may be required not exceeding N10 ,000.
The council may refuse to admit any person to Membership and may refuse to give any reason for so doing. A person shall cease to be a Member if it shall be proved to the satisfaction upon information of the Council that he has been guilty of any act considered dishonourable or discreditable either prior to admission or subsequent thereto. Seven days’ notice in writing shall be given to such a member, posted to his last registered address, requiring the Member to either attend personally a Meeting of the Council specially convened for the purpose of considering the alleged dishonourable or discreditable conduct, or failing personal attendance to hand in a written statement for the purpose of enabling the Council to decide upon the alleged misconduct. If found guilty such person shall forth-with cease to be a Member or he may, at the discretion of the Council, be suspended from Membership for such period as the Council may decide. (Vide Memorandum and Articles of Association).
The secretary and the Executive Council will, within the powers vested in them, at all times be prepared to obtain information; and give guidance and advice on taxation and legal matters, place Members in contact with other Members who may be interested in similar activities or commercial occupation, the columns of the Official Journal are also open for correspondence and the contributions of articles are at all times willing to deal with any points raised in connection with their contributions such correspondence must necessarily be of commercial or industrial interest and entirely without political bias. Visits of Interest etc. are arranged from time to time in various districts and Members receive invitations accordingly.
There are representatives and correspondents in all parts of the world by means of which Members may obtain information regarding trade conditions, etc.
Subscriptions are due and payable in advance on the 1st July annually. Members elected after the 1st December pay half the Annual subscription and those elected after the 1st May pay the full subscription which will cover the ensuring year, commencing 1st July after Election.
The Certified Society of Commerce was granted legal status by The Federal Government of Nigeria on 9th April, 1991. Established under Decree 51 of 1968.
THE CERTIFIED SOCIETY OF COMMERCE CODE OF PRACTICE
- Professional conduct
- Protection of others
- Acceptance of Responsibilities
- Confidential information
- Factual information
The Society arranges induction workshop for all incoming members. The workshop is usually complemented and preceded with a pre-induction training at the end of which attendant certificate are awarded.
Updated on 2016-04-11T04:45:57+00:00, by .