Membership Categories

Fellow Member

  • A person who has a Diploma/Degree in Business Studies/Administration or its equivalent and has been employed as a full-time administrative personnel for not less than one (1) year, or
  • A person who has documentary evidence of having been employed in an administrative role for not less than seven (7) years.

Auxiliary Member

  • A person who has a Certificate in Business Studies/Administration or its equivalent and has been employed as a full-time administrative personnel for not less than one (1) year, or
  • A person who has documentary evidence of having been employed in an administrative role for not less than three (3) years or


  • A person who has no administrative experience but has documentary evidence of pursuing relevant courses at an approved institution.

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The other three (3) categories of membership are for existing members who moved into a different milestone either in their career development or their contribution to the association.

These categories are as follow:

Founder Member

  • A member who had attended the Inaugural Meeting of the Association on 15 May 1971 and also joined the Association on that date or within one year of that date.
  • Members of the protem committee would automatically be Founder Members.
  • Founder Members shall have the word "Founder Member" inserted in their respective membership cards.

Life Member/Life Member Fellow

The Management Council reserves the right to confer this category of membership to a member who has

  • made significant contribution towards the professional development of the Association: and
  • served 15 years of continuous service in committees; and
  • 10 terms in Management Council

Associate Member

  • Any existing member of the Association for more than five (5) years and
  • who is no longer a practicing administrative personnel for at least (1) year may apply for redesignation to this category of membership.
  • Application for Associate membership shall be approved at the discretion of the Council in consideration of the member's involvement in the activities of the Association.