Mandates and Objectives of the Board
According to Act 70 of August 23, 1993 which established it, the Board is charged with the following mandates:
(a) Conduct examinations leading to the award of the
i. National Business Certificate (NBC);
ii. National Technical Certificate (NTC);
iii. Advanced National Business Certificate (ANBC);
iv. Advanced National Technical Certificate (ANTC);
v. Modular Trade Certificate (MTC)

(b) Take over the conduct of Technical and Business examinations hitherto conducted by the Royal Society of Arts, London, City and Guilds of London and West African Examinations Council.

(c) Issue results and certificates and make awards in examinations conducted by the Board;

(d) Conduct other specified examinations on behalf of or in collaboration with other examination bodies or agencies such as the London Chamber of Commerce or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria etc.;

(e) Conduct entrance examinations into Technical Colleges and Allied Institutions;

(f) Monitor, collect and keep records of assessment in Technical Colleges and Allied Institutions towards the award of certificates in National Business and Technical Examinations.

(g) Conduct research, publish statistics and other information in order to develop appropriate examinations, tests and syllabi in Technical and Business Studies;

(h) Prepare and submit to the Honourable Minister, an annual report on the standards of examinations and other related matters; and

(i) Carry out such other activities as are necessary or expedient for the full discharge of all or any of the functions conferred on it pursuant to this Act.