(A) DIRECT MEMBERSHIP

Membership to this group is based on academic, professional qualifications and years of field experience. No examination is required for grading and upward grading but seminars and conferences are germane for consideration. 

S/N

Grade

Requirements

Designation

Status

1

Fellow Member

Minimum of 15 years field experience

FFPS

Certified Member

2

Full Member

5 to 15 years field experience

MFPS

Certified Member

3

Licentiate Member

Not less than 5 years field experience

LFPS

Registered Member

(B) GRADUATE MEMBERSHIP

Membership to this group is examination based. This group is for students, non-professionals and graduates of Mass Communication that are willing to become Members of the Fourth-Estate Professional Society (FPS)

ADMISSION PLACEMENT SYSTEM

 S/N

 Entry Qualification

 Admission Grade

Basic Professional Examination (BPE)

Mandatory Professional Examination (MPE)

 Grade after (MPE)

1

OND/HND

(any discipline)

Student

Yes

Yes

Licentiate

2

NCE (any discipline)

Student

Yes

Yes

Licentiate

3

Any first degree

Student

Yes

Yes

Licentiate

4

OND Mass Communication

Student

Yes

Yes

Licentiate

5

HND Mass Communication

Licentiate

Exempted

Yes

Member

6

B.Sc. Mass Communication/

Communication Arts

Licentiate

Exempted

Yes

Member

7

M.Sc. Mass Communication/

Communication Arts

Licentiate

Exempted

Exempted

Not Applicable

8

Ph.D. Mass Communication/

Communication Arts

Licentiate

Exempted

Exempted

Not Applicable

NB: The Professional Examinations are in affiliation with the University of Ibadan Consultancy Services Unit.

FEES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

Grade

Induction Fee

(one-time payment)

Annual Subscription

ID Card (Every other year)

Fellow Member

N25,000

N12,000

N5,000

Full Member

N15,000

N12,000

N5,000

Licentiate Member

N10,000

N12,000

N5,000

Student Member

Nil

N2,500

N2,500

STATE AFFILIATION FEE

Each State Chapter is to pay a one -time payment of N20,000 Affiliation fee

Each State Chapter is subjected to an annual N10, 000 State subscription fee.

CAMPUS AFFILIATION FEE

Each Campus Unit of the FPS is to pay a one-time payment of N10,000 Affiliation fee

Each Campus Unit of the FPS is subjected to an annual N5,000 Unit subscription fee.

PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION FEES

  1. Basic Professional Certificate (BPC) Examination (Part I and II): N20,000
  2. Mandatory Professional Diploma (MPD) Examination (Part I and II): N30,000

NB: The fee does not include Study Materials