For those with 7-10 years of professional experience. This is the standard pinnacle of the profession which most experienced dispute managers should aim for.
You are currently a Barrister/Counsel in the construction, engineering and heavy engineering sectors or have Chartered status as an Arbitrator Engineer/Quantity Surveyor/Builder/Forensic Delay Analyst or Certified Accountant and you have a seat on an arbitration and/or an adjudication panel).
For those who have a significant professional standing and reputation in their chosen industry. Such as professors, PhD holders, authors, relevant political or lobbying agenda’s, known respected practitioners and business leaders.
Emeritus membership status is at the discretion of the Executive Committee and requires no formal membership assessment.
For those with over 10 years of professional experience. You will be required to achieve the level of Fellow. Your application will stand above a usual Fellow as your skill set will show evidence of being appointed as an arbitrator, Counsel, statutory adjudicator, mediator, dispute board adjudicator or similar.
You will provide documentary evidence that you are at the pinnacle of high level disputes management in your country or internationally.
For those with more than 3 years and less than 7 years of accumulated relevant experience. This is the standard to which most competent applicants will be admitted.
You are currently a Chartered Engineer/ Quantity Surveyor, Civil Engineering Surveyor or a Certified Cost Engineer, Chartered or Certified Accountant or Planning professional such as MAPM/PMP or Licensed Engineer, Architect, Chartered Project Manager.
This is the level at which those should apply that are do not yet meet all the required criteria but can substantiate a large proportion of the required membership criteria.
If you are working towards your Master’s degree or Chartership or license and don’t yet have at least 3 years of experience in disputes then you will assessed at Associate level and be requested to provide annual updates.
At this stage of your career it’s not expected that you will have completed any Diploma in arbitration or adjudication yet.
As professionals we appreciate you are busy we have therefore designed a clear set of guidelines developed by leading specialists internationally with the professional in mind. These are linked to the AFAVE seamless assessment process for all new and prospective members.