Fellowship is the Institute's highest credentialed status.

Registration for the Arbitration 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 764.75

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