Fellow Membership

Fellow Membership

Fellow Members of the API are the leaders in Australian property.  Fellow Membership is for those who have made a significant contribution to the API and to the broader property professions.  It is the highest Membership level available within the API that can be accessed via an application from a Member.

Any existing Associate Member of the API can apply to become a Fellow once the following criteria have been met:

  • Have been an Associate member of the Institute for a period of at least 10 years immediately prior to the date of application .
  • Have practised in the property profession in full-time employment for an aggregated total of 10 years prior to the date of application .
  • Have been engaged in a senior position for at least five years.
  • Be recommended in writing by at least three Fellows to whom the applicant is personally known, one of whom was at one time a supervisor or manager of the applicant.
  • Have an established professional reputation and high ethical standards and be held in high esteem within the property profession

These requirements are deemed to be eligibility requirements and are the minimum requirements to be considered eligible to apply for Fellowship:

Applicants must further satisfy and evidence all the criteria listed below:

  • Have made a significant personal contribution over a reasonable period to the property profession through serving on the Board or the Australian Valuation Standards or Australian Property Standards Committees or a State/Territory Committee or Standing Committee, the preparation and delivery of significant papers to conventions or the API Journal;
  • Have satisfied the State Committee that the applicant is a person of good character and repute. Have served the property professions with distinction;
  • Have been recognised as having a high level of competence in the property profession;
  • Have demonstrated leadership in a property discipline or have made a substantial contribution to the advancement of the profession or the development and dissemination of property knowledge.

Fellow Members are identified by the post-nominal FAPI.  Any and all Certifications held by the member as an Associate automatically transfer to Fellow Membership upon successful completion of the process.

Fellow Members receive unrestricted access to the Institute’s full range of services including member rates on all of our professional development and networking events.

What documents will you need to complete your application? 

1.Application Form
 Please download and complete the Application Form.  You may wish to attach additional pages to provide a response to the Criteria (see point 3 below)
 Three Referees are required. Each of your Referees will need to complete a Referee Report which can either be returned direct to the API or to the applicant to submit with their application.
3.Response to the Criteria
 Respond to Fellowship criteria as detailed above

To apply Fellow Membership:

  • Download and complete the Application Form
  • Scan the completed Application Form for uploading
  • Add the Fellow Membership Application Fee to Cart below and complete the purchase



Do you have a question that is not answered on this page or in our Frequently Asked Questions?  Please email membership@api.org.au or contact your local API office for assistance.

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