The law establishing APCON empowers it to determine who are advertising practitioners and maintain a register of practitioners. Pursuant to this provision APCON conducts inductions from time to time to admit/initiate qualified persons into the advertising profession.
New practitioners are first inducted as associates. With more years of practice and training the inductees get upgraded to full membership cadre. The Council on Friday, May 8, 1992 inducted the first set of registered Advertising Practitioners in Nigeria. They include 10 fellows, 144 full members and 108 associate members.