Fellowship is the Institute's highest credentialed status.

Registration for the Mediation Fellowship Programme is now open. To download a registration form, please click HERE.

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:

  1. Passing the Institute's Fellowship programme which is administered annually or
  2. By waiver ( click HERE to download application form by waiver) or
  3. By reciprocal right if yu are a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of arbitrators in mediation and / or arbitration.

The Fellowship Programme consists of an interview, a one-day seminar, one two hour written examination on dispute resolution (arbitration or mediation), one two hour examination on awards (arbitration) or agreements (mediation) and a one-day practical examination.

Fellowship provides the following benefits:

  • Recognition of the you as holding the Institute's highest qulaification
  • Use of the designatory letters "FAMINZ (Arb)", "FAMINZ (Med)" or "FAMINZ (Arb / Med)"
  • Reciprocal right of Fellowship with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Ability to apply to be on the AMINZ panels and lists
  • Invitation to Fellow only events.
  • 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 AMINZ logo pursuant to the logo protocol

The annual fee for Fellows is $780

For more information about Fellowship, or to express interest in the programme, please contact the AMINZ Education Coordinator.