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Full Member (MAIEA)

The Full Member category is the main category of the Association. Once Members join AIEA, they become eligible to upgrade to Certified Professional or Fellow.

The criteria for MAIEA are that the Applicant:

  • Can display expertise in one or more of the AIEA accredited positions (CEO, FC, BDM, etc.)
  • Is prepared to accept interim assignments
  • Can maintain the requisite annual 25 CPD points (Continuing Professional Development)

Certified Professional Member (CAIEA)

In addition to the requisites of Full Membership, a Certified Professional has had five years of continuous experience:

  • as an interim manager OR
  • as a business owner with a turnover in excess of $1 million, OR
  • in a CxO role OR
  • as a Non-Executive Director

Fellow (FAIEA)

In addition to the MAIEA requirements, the criteria for Fellow of AIEA is:

  • Fifteen years’ experience as an Interim Executive OR
  • in a CxO functional leadership role OR
  • Fifteen years in senior leadership positions as per the following:

A. Can demonstrate leadership in strategic and budgetary responsibilities within demanding organizational contexts and

B. Completion of an AIEA accredited or relevant postgraduate qualification or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience and/or

C. Has a made a significant contribution to the business community, as judged by the Membership Committee. This can include, but is not limited to:

A) Interim Executive related activities such as presenting, lecturing or tutoring at conferences & universities

B) Involvement with groups external to your workplace in which your Interim Executive expertise is utilised (e.g., business, social or sporting),  

C) Volunteering with AIEA,  

D) Writing and contributing to management publications.

Fellowship is awarded to a Member by invitation of the Membership Committee.

For pricing of these member categories, please see the Join Us page


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