The three categories of membership in the Institute as per our Constitution are:
5.5.1 Associate Members shall be elected by the Council and every candidate for election shall:
18.104.22.168 at the date of application have reached the age of twenty-one (21) years, and
22.214.171.124 hold such professional qualification or have passed such examination as the Council may prescribe, and who have such knowledge of and interest in the subject of arbitration as the Council may deem sufficient to qualify him for admission as an Associate Member.
* An entrance fee of $150.00 and an annual subscription fee of $95.00 are payable. An Associate Member is entitled to affix the initials "ASIArb" after his name.
5.4.1 Members shall be elected by the Council and every candidate for election shall:
5.4.2 at the date of application have attained the age of twenty-five (25) years; and
5.4.3 hold such professional qualification or have passed such examination as the Council may prescribe; and
5.4.4 have such knowledge and experience of the law and practice of arbitration as the Council may deem sufficient to qualify him for admission as a Member, or
5.4.5 satisfy the Council that he is in all respect a fit and proper person for admission to the Institute.
* An entrance fee of $240.00 and an annual subscription fee of $130.00 are payable. A Member is entitled to affix the initials "MSIArb" after his name.
5.3.1 Fellows shall be elected by the Council and every candidate for election shall:
126.96.36.199 at the date of application have attained the age of thirty-five (35) years; and
188.8.131.52 Hold such professional qualification or have passed such examination as the Council may prescribe or has been exempted by the Council from any of these requirements; and
184.108.40.206 satisfy the Council that he is in all respects a suitable person for admission as a Fellow; and be able to provide the Council with evidence of his wide knowledge and experience of the law and practice of arbitration in a profession, occupation or calling as the Council may deem sufficient to qualify him to become a Fellow; or
220.127.116.11 Have not or been exempted from any of the requirements as set out in 18.104.22.168
Provided always that the Council may:
5.3.2 in exceptional circumstances waive the requirement that an applicant for election as a Fellow shall have attained the age of thirty-five (35) years.
5.3.3 in the case of candidates holding a professional qualification recognised by the Council as justifying such a waiver, waive the requirement for the completion of a period of supervised training.
* The entrance fee is $310.00 while the annual subscription fee is $215.00. A Fellow is entitled to affix the initials "FSIArb" after his name.
5.2.1 Honorary Fellows must be persons of distinction who by reason of their eminence and experience relating to arbitration, or who appear to the Council to be able to present important assistance in promoting the objects of the Institute. Proposal for election of Honorary Fellow shall be made by the Council of the Institute on its own initiative, and the Council must give a statement of the grounds on which he is recommended, provided always that the Council Members present and voting at the meeting at which the nomination is considered must be unanimous in favour of the nomination to secure its approval.
5.2.2 Honorary Fellows shall be entitled to the ordinary privileges of membership but they shall not be entitled to vote at General Meetings or to take part in the management of the Institute or to be elected as an Officer or a member of the Council, nor shall they be required to pay any entrance fee or annual subscription.
The current Honorary Fellows of the Institute are:
- Goh Joon Seng
- Justice (Rtd) Khoo Leang Huat Warren
- Tan Boon Chiang
RETIRED FELLOWS AND MEMBERS
5.7.1 Retired Fellows and Members shall be persons who:
22.214.171.124 have reached the age of sixty-five (65) years, and are not still engaged in any occupation directly or indirectly concerned with arbitration; and
126.96.36.199 have no right to vote at General Meetings of the Institute or take part in its management or to be elected as Officer Bearer or member of the Council but shall be required to pay such annual subscription or other payment as may from time to time be prescribed by the Council;
5.8 If a Retired Fellow or Member does engage in any income earning activities as arbitrator, he shall forthwith give written notice to the Honorary Secretary. If he wishes to remain as a member of the Institute, he shall apply for reinstatement as a Fellow or as a Member.