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Education and Research


Education and Research is a core directorate of the Council. It comprises of the following departments


The Council was in 2010 admitted into The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). Also in 2010 the Council was admitted in the World Body of Freight Forwarders, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) as Nigeria’s representative.


In keeping with our statutory mandate, we commenced training and empowerment programs in 2012. The programs have been designed to address new entrants in the industry, general practitioners and the executive cadre. The under-listed programs have been approved by the Council:

1. Certificate in Freight Forwarding (CIFF):

The certificate course is specifically designed for those who do not meet the entry requirements for the FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Management. Successful completion of this programs qualifies candidates for the FIATA Diploma admission. Course duration is six (6) months.

2. Executive Professional Diploma in Freight Forwarding (EPD) Supply Chain Management:

This programme is designed as an executive pathway for Certificate of Experience as provided in the CRFFN ACT to validate the experience and update the knowledge of experienced Chief Executive Officers (CEO) in the freight forwarding industries who have no less than 10 years experience through an intensive one week residential programme.

3. Training of Trainers (ToT):

The CRFFN ToT is organized in accordance with FIATA standards to build capacity for teaching and research in freight forwarding and supply chain management. Consequently CRFFN has accredited training providers via the provisions of Sections 15 (1) – (4); 16 (1) – (5); 17 (1) – (4) to deliver these professional courses according to FIATA standards. These courses are not subject to any other Institution’s accreditation. Successful candidates are accredited as trainers in different levels. The FIATA ToT is usually carried out as a residential program in two parts namely:

The objectives of the training of trainers include the following:

4. FIATA Programs:

FIATA accredits programs via established curricula across the globe. Accordingly, Nigeria was duly accredited by FIATA in October 2012 at the FIATA session in Los Angeles and October, 2013 at the FIATA Session in Singapore to run the FIATA Diploma and Higher Diploma in Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain management respectively. CRFFN currently runs two FIATA accredited programs through accredited institutions across the country. These are:

NOTE: These two programs provide the professional pathway for practitioners and it is expected that every practitioner MUST have the FIATA DIPLOMA by 2021 or be de-registered

5. Education Service Providers (ESP):

In order to provide access to professional education in freight forwarding and supply chain management, the Council accredits relevant institutions. The Accreditation Process begins with expression of interest, payment of non-refundable application fee, accreditation visits, training of trainers, memorandum of agreement and issuance of certificate of accreditation. For more details contact the Education and research Directorate on +234 703 215 5958 or email aigwe@crffn.gov.ng.
Full accreditation is granted to institutions who meet the standard criteria for accreditation namely:

Ongoing Activities:

Upcoming Activities:

FIATA World Conference at Cape Town South Africa (1st -5th October, 2019)

The FIATA World Congress will be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa and will bring together global leaders, a comprehensive programme and sessions by industry leaders, presenting innovative and relevant discussions. Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a fascinating blend of cultures, flavour and history. The city is known for its harbour, natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point.The 2019 Congress theme is "Where Technology and Logistics Meet" and the Congress Programme will focus on new technology and disruptive innovation and how this affects the Logistics and Freight Forwarding Industry worldwide.

List of Accredited Education Service Providers (ESPs)

1Redeemers’ UniversityEde, Osun State
2Benue State University (BSU)Makurdi, Benue State
3Certified Institute of Shipping (CIS) of NigeriaBadagry Road, Lagos
4Multimix AcademySurulere, Lagos
5Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH)Yola, Adamawa State
6Maritime Academy Nigeria (MAN)Oron, Akwa-Ibom State
7Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)Owerri, Imo State
8Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT)Zaria, kaduna State
9International Maritime Training Centre (IMTC)Ikoyi, Lagos
10Fortune Business School (FBS)Ajah – Lagos
11Emdee Shipping and Maritime College (ESMC)Olodi Apapa, Lagos
12Global Maritime Academy (GMA)Warri, Delta State
13Sydney Gateway LimitedWarri, Delta State
14University of Lagos (UNILAG)Akoka-Yaba, Lagos
15University of Nigeria (UNN)Nsukka, Enugu State

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