Fellowship is the Institute's highest level of credentialed membership.

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

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.

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 Examination and Fellowship Final Test or

2.by waiver in whole or part (click  HERE to download the application form by waiver)

  • Fellowship is known to be rigorous thus giving the public confidence that Fellows are competent to act as a mediator or arbitrator.
  • The qualification is internationally recognised. Fellows in arbitration have a reciprocal right of Fellowship with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). (AMINZ is the only Institute world-wide to hold this reciprocal status with CIArb).
  • Qualified Fellows are entitled to use the designatory post-nominal letters FAMINZ(Arb); FAMINZ(Med) and FAMINZ(Arb/Med).

For more information about Fellowship, or to express interest in the programme, please contact the AMINZ Education Co-ordinator