Top 10 Professional Bodies You MUST Join in 2015
By Jane Okoth,
Joining a professional body will not only be a big boost to your career but will ensure that you are recognized as a professional in your field.
In order to have the opportunity to interact with other professionals in your field, here are top professional bodies that you should join depending on your career choice.
1. Institution Of Engineers Of Kenya
For the engineering professionals, this is the right body to join. Members who join the institution according to its website are practicing engineers in the local/and central government departments, parastatals, private industry, consultants, contractors and other persons interested in engineering.
2. The Institute Of Human Resource Management IHRM
(IHRM) is the professional body of Human Resource Management practitioners in Kenya.
Being a member of this professional body has its benefits including given an opportunity to make your personal contribution in the HR profession.
3. Kenya Medical Practitioners And Dentists Board
Its main aim is to regulate the practice of medicine and dentistry in the country apart from ensuring the provision of quality and ethical health care.
Doctors and dentists are eligible to apply in compliance with the board’s rules and regulations.
4. The Institute Of Certified Public Accountants Of Kenya (ICPAK)
This is the professional organization that regulates the activities of all Certified Public Accountants (the CPA (K)s) in Kenya. Professionals in the accounting industry are best suited to join the body.
5. Law Society Of Kenya
The Law Society of Kenya is Kenya’s association that includes all practicing advocates.
It has the mandate to advise and assist members of the legal profession, the government and the larger public in all matters relating to the administration of justice according to its website.
6. The Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (BORAK)
This professional body comprises of architects and quantity surveyors and regulates their professions through training, registration and promotion of ethical.
7. Nursing Council Of Kenya
For those in the nursing profession, The Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) is a professional body that ensures professionalism in the field is observed through quality education and best practices.
It is the only professional regulatory body for all cadres of nursing and midwives in Kenya.
8. The Media Council Of Kenya
Apart from regulating the media and the conduct and discipline of journalists, the media council of Kenya is also responsible for accreditation of journalists.
Journalists who wish to practice must obtain an accreditation letter from the media council of Kenya by following the required procedures.
9. Marketing Society Of Kenya
MSK is the national umbrella body for all marketers in Kenya whose key mandate is to empower and regulate the marketing industry.
For those in the marketing industry, this is the best body to join.
10. Kenya Association of Project Managers
Kenya Association of Project Managers (KAPM) is a professional body of Project Planning and Management professionals operating in Kenya.
The body focuses on four major areas such as Project Finance, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management Information Systems and Project Planning, Design and Implementation
11. Kenya Institute Of Supplies Management
KISM is a national body for professionals in the practice of procurement and supplies management in Kenya.
This is a body that caters for professionals in the supplies and procurement industry.
It is a good idea to join a professional association that aligns with your career and enhance your network.
Join a professional body today and develop your career.