This category of membership is the Institute's highest credentialed status.
Applicants for Fellowship must be able to show for admission as a Fellow that:
(a) he or she is a fit and proper person; and
(b) he or she is a person who, by virtue of his or her training and/or experience and his or her personal qualities, demonstrates competence at the date of admission to act as an arbitrator or as a mediator (as the case may be).
The prescribed standard is attained by:
- passing the Institute's Fellowship Examination and Fellowship Final Test or
- by waiver in whole or part ( click here to download application form by waiver.)
The Fellowship Programme consists of:
- an interview;
- a one-day seminar;
- one three hour written examination on dispute resolution (arbitration or mediation);
- one three hour examination on awards (arbitration) or agreements (mediation) and
- a one-day practical examination (final Fellowship test).
The Fellowship programme is held annually. To register for the Fellowship programme, please click here.
Fellowship provides the following benefits:
- Access to the members' only part of the website
- Listing on the AMINZ website
- Training, seminars and conferences at members' discounted rates
- Networking opportunities
- Regular emails and notices to keep updated on matters of interest to dispute resolution professionals
- Bi-monthly newsletter
- Commercial benefits including discounts on relevant texts, corporate Koru Club membership and discounted professional indemnity insurance
- Use of the designatory letters "FAMINZ (Arb)", "FAMINZ (Med)" or "FAMINZ (Arb / Med)"
- Recognition of the Institute's highest qualified credentials
- Use of the AMINZ logo pursuant to the logo protocol
- Ability to apply to be on the AMINZ panels and lists
- Reciprocity rights with the Chartered Institute for AMINZ Fellows in Arbitration.
- Invitation to Fellow only events.
The annual fee for Fellows is $655.00.
To apply for Fellowship, click here.