The founding members of APCAM are the organisations which have signed the Memorandum for the formation of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (APCAM).
The members of APCAM are the organisations which have joined APCAM after the formation by signing the Charter of membership.
Any APCAM Member may recommend an organisation for admission as a new APCAM Member.The following shall be the eligibility criteria for membership in APCAM:
That there shall be only two members from a country, if they are full-fledged arbitration and mediation centres. But if the member is an exclusive mediation or arbitration centre, there can be a maximum of two such centres from each category from a country. Membership shall be equally from public sector and private sector.
A public sector organization is one which is governed, supported or affiliated with the government or the courts of that country and a private sector organization is one which is non-governmental and governed by its elected members and not one which is a proprietary concern or established or governed under a permanent governing unit.
The admission of any organisation to membership in APCAM will require the approval of three-quarters of all existing APCAM Members at that point in time, if it is an organisation from a new country and in case of an additional member of an existing country, it will require the approval of three-quarters of all existing APCAM Members at that point in time and approval of the existing members of that country.
All Members shall pay a one-time membership fee of USD 1000.00 (One thousand only), or such fee that the General Meeting decides from time to time.