Training and Membership Institutions

Training And Membership Institutions


The Institute registered as a professional body by the Federal Government on the 20th July, 1998, founded in 1987 with the vision that survival, competitiveness, profitability and growth in the face of changes now and in the world of the future would require professionalism in production and operations management. Today, thousands of organizations are beneficiaries of this vision in Nigeria and Africa.

If you practice production and operations management the Nigeria Institute of Production Management (NIPM) is the organization you should belong. Aside from being the professional regulatory body of all production, operations and supply chain managers in the country, it is imperative to acknowledge that NIPM has impacted greatly on the Nation’s industrial development through capacity building, advocacy and  working with the Federal Government, State Governments, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria among other public and private sector organizations. NIPM Societies focus on specialized aspects of production and operations management in line with the Institute’s mandate, grants Fellowship Awards to deserving Top Operations Management practitioners and academics, registers organizations as corporate members and production/operations directors, managers and engineers into different grades as Full Member (MNIPM), Associate Member (ANIPM). Members can also enroll for distance learning/project-based Professional Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Post-Graduate Diploma in Production and Operations Management. The Institute conducts professional examinations and organizes training programmes for Operations/Supply Chain Managers, Factory/Manufacturing Managers, Supervisors and Operatives. NIPM Membership and Diploma Certificates are popularly specified for Production/Operations Management jobs.


The Institute of Operations Management Development (IoMD) provides the much needed cutting edge you need to successfully glide through your Professional Career whether you are in manufacturing or service sector, or perhaps you are an educationist/academic, consultant or HR/Training/Manpower Development Manager or an entrepreneur. IoMD sets high professional ethical standards. IoMD helps you to boost your Operations Management competencies as a practitioner and strengthens your capability for research, teaching and consulting if you are into education and consultancy practice. IoMD  is a non-profit membership-based  Operations Management institution and centre established by the College of Production & Operations Management COPOM, a higher education provider registered by the Federal Government in 2003 to provide management and technical education to meet national manpower development  needs and national development with the mandate to establish Institutions and centres and to award qualifications to deserving persons.  IoMD will train you to acquire Professional Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Post-Graduate Diploma and Membership Certification (FIoMD,



MIoMD, AIoMD), IoMD provides training services that can help to improve workforce performance in your organization.

The focus of the Institute is the education and professional development of human resources in the field of Operations Management and persons engaged in the training, education and capacity development of Production/Operations Managers and workers in manufacturing and service organizations. IoMD: Where HR and Operations Functions Meet.


The Society for Certified Quality Management (SCQM) was established under the aegis of Nigerian Institute of Production Management (NIPM) in 2001 following the participation of the Standards organization of Nigerian (SON) in the Institute’s National Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja on 21st June 2000, declared open by Senator Bola Hammed Tinubu, Executive Governor of Lagos State. Members of the Institute who had responsibility for the management of quality including scientists, technologists, process/quality controllers, quality assurance managers, technical service managers, quality auditors and quality management consultants identified the need to have specialist professional group for articulating, propagating and sharing knowledge and global best practices of Quality and Reliability Management. It is the trite of the Society that only professionally certified persons should be allowed to perform quality management jobs in organizations. Only professionally certified managers and workers can defend the integrity of an ISO certified organization.

The Society has been involved in professional training and certification of quality management practitioners over the years. It conducts open workshops and in-house courses. It admits quality practitioners to its Membership as Fellows, Members, Associates, Affiliates and Graduates. Also the Society conducts Professional Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Post-Graduate Diploma in Quality Management by course work/weekend classes, on-line/correspondence tuition and research project (problem-based) in collaboration with the College of Production & Operations Management of Nigeria (COPOM).  SCQM gives Certified Quality Manager (CQM) and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) qualifications. SCQM is determined to promote the status of quality as a recognized profession like medicine, pharmacy, engineering, accountancy and administration. Quality Management practitioners must constantly engage in professional continuing education. Employers are advised to support continuous training, professional membership and development of their labour force as a means of securing the long-term interest of their organizations.


The College of Production & Operations Management (COPOM) is a higher education providing professional institution registered  by the Federal Government in 2003 to provide training, qualifications and resources for career and entrepreneurial development for 15 years, COPOM has partnered with the Nigerian Institute of Production Management(NIPM) and Optimum Resources Limited to conduct practical training programmes for multinational, international and indigenous manufacturing and service organizations nationwide with outstanding results  COPOM has offered practice-oriented educational programmes leading to the award of Professional Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Production And Operations Management (POM) with specialization in General Production And Operations Management, Manufacturing Management and Quality Management. Other specializations include Strategic Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics And Transport Operations Management, Purchasing And Materials Management, Engineering Operations Management, Maintenance Operations Management, Project Operations Management, Technology Management And Industrialization, Occupational Health, Safety And Environmental Management, Power Production Management, Agricultural Operations Management, Energy Operations Management, Oil and Gas Production Management, Mining Operations Management, Construction Operations Management and Public Sector Operations Management. Our students come from such leading


companies like Guinness Nigeria Plc, Flour Mills Nigeria Plc and Nigeria Breweries Plc. Other reputable companies that have sponsored their directors and senior executives to participate in COPOM Certification and Diploma Programmes include Johnson wax Nigeria Ltd, Jos International Breweries Plc, Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc, Nigeria Security Minting Printing Company Plc, Swisspharma Nigeria Ltd, the first Nigerian Pharmaceutical company to bag ISO Certification, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc, NN Fems Industries Ltd, Lisabi Mills Nigeria Ltd, Sosaco Nigeria Ltd, Onward Paper Mill Nigeria Ltd, Dangote Groups as well as BUA Group, a number of the Senior and Principal Lecturers of higher institutions such as Federal Polytechnics, Ede and Osun State Polytechnics, Osogbo are also COPOM graduates.


The Society of Certified Operations Management is an Operations Management body that focuses on making Operations professionals design, produce and maintain processes and systems that create competitive advantage for their organizations. Members of SCOM organize fora to educate, train and share best professional practices in Operations Management.


The Society of Certified Manufacturing Management is the professional education, networking and advocacy arm of NIPM which focuses on manufacturing best practices, knowledge, standardization, training, certification and productivity of persons engaged in manufacturing careers. Manufacturing jobs are found in the factory, plant, mill or any other environment where materials or components are transformed into finished products to satisfy the needs of the customers profitably. Skills gap or poor performance of the workforce in manufacturing could spell doom for organizations due to uncompetitiveness. The manufacturing society helps organizations to increase productivity.

  • POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT. The College of Production & Operations Management (COPOM) offers quality practitioners the unique opportunity to become true professionals with a world class training package on Quality Management at Professional Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Post-Graduate Diploma Register today and experience a new paradigm in professional self-development without disruption to work.
  • ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT. The Nigerian Institute of Production Management (NIPM) organizes weekend classes or by distance learning Professional Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Post-Graduate Diploma programmes in Production and Operations Management.
  • DIPLOMA IN MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT. The Diploma in Manufacturing Management is offered by the College of Production & Operations Management (COPOM) in collaboration with the Manufacturing Society to advance the knowledge, skills and competencies of persons who which to increase career prospect or become successful entrepreneurs and industrialists. Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Post-Graduate Diploma programmes are also available.
  • MEMBERSHIP OF SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED QUALITY MANAGEMENT (SCQM). Join your colleagues and share information, problems and best practices. The Society of Certified Quality Management (SCQM) issues certificate of membership to qualified Quality Management practitioners as a symbol of professional attainment and excellence.
  • MEMBERSHIP OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE. As a natural career progression quality professionals often move into Operations. Become a member of the Operations Management Development Institute and expand the scope of your knowledge, skills and expertise for new career opportunities in Operations.