(General): Admission as a Fellow of the Institute is by application or invitation only. Application for admission as a Fellow must be made to the Institute (in the manner set out by the AICD By-Laws and the Fellow Guidance Note) for consideration by the relevant Division Council. Subject to By-law 2.1, the relevant Division Council will determine an application for admission as a Fellow. Any determination is final and not subject to review.
(By Application): The relevant Division Council considers the applicant satisfies the following criteria in (i) to (iv) as at the date of the application or determination (as the case may be):
☑ Has been a Member of the Institute for at least the last three consecutive years; and
☑ Has provided References from three current Fellows of the Institute; and
☑ Has been a Director on the Board of an Eligible Organisation and/or a Senior Government Official of a Significant Government Entity for a minimum of either:
(A) Six years as follows:
☑ In one role for a minimum of six years consecutive years; or
☑ Within an eight year period, in one role for a minimum of three consecutive years and a second role for the balance of six years,
and has successfully passed the Institute’s Company Directors Course assessment or its Mastering the Boardroom assessment;
(B) Ten years as follows:
☑ Within a twelve year periods, in one role for a minimum of six consecutive years, in a second role for a minimum of three consecutive years; or
☑ Within a twelve year period, in one role for a minimum of six consecutive years, in a second role for a minimum of two consecutive years and in a third role for a minimum of one year;
☑ In the opinion of the relevant Division Council, having regard to the information in the application (including supporting material submitted) and any other relevant considerations, the applicant has the requisite knowledge, experience, good standing and professionalism befitting a member of the class of Fellow of the Institute.
(C) (By invitation): The Board of Directors may at any time, by resolution, invite a person to become and admit such a person as a Fellow on the grounds that the person has the requisite knowledge, experience, good standing and professionalism befitting a member of the class of Fellow of the Institute.
To be eligible to renew membership of the Institute into the class of Fellow must fulfil the Mandatory DPD requirement (but is not required to demonstrate continuous compliance with the admission requirements set out in By-Law 22.214.171.124) and must pay any applicable membership fee.