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Membership Application & Fee

Application for membership

  • An applicant must file an application form for admission to the respective classes of Membership and categories of Membership.
  • All sections of the application form must be fully and accurately completed. An application form must be accompanied by payment of an appropriate fee where required (respective membership fee is listed below in the "Membership Fee" session).
  • All membership applications will be submitted to the International Professional Advocate Association (IPAA) - "Association" for approval. The decision of the Association is final, conclusive and binding on all parties.
  • Applicants who are refused membership, or withdraw their applications, are entitled to a refund of the joining fee and annual fee if such fees have been paid. However, a non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for all applications.

Members must comply with the "Membership Rules" of IPAA

Membership Fee

(Effective on 1st April 2022)

Panel Members

  • Certified Professional Business Negotiator (CPBN)
  • Senior Certified International Business Negotiator (SCIBN)
  • Certified Professional Wealth Manager (CPWM)
  • Senior Certified International Wealth Manager (SCIWM)
  • Certified International Intellectual Property Consultant (CIIPC)
  • Certified International Mediation Advocate (CIMA)
  • Certified International Expert Witness (CIEW)
  • Senior Certified International Expert Witness (SCIEW)

Honorary Member

  • Honorary Fellow (FIPAA (Hon))


Panel Members

A one-time Registration Fee (HK$500) is required upon applying to be a member of the Panel Members

Service Category Membership Class Annual Fee
Negotiation CPBN HK$1,000
SCIBN HK$2,000
Asset and Wealth Management CPWM HK$1,000
SCIWM HK$2,000
Property Consultancy CIIPC HK$1,500
Dispute Resolution Advocate CIMA HK$1,000
Expert Witness CIWE HK$$1,500
SCIWE HK$2,500

Honorary Members

  • Honorary Fellow (FIPAA (Hon))
Membership Class Registration Fee Annual Fee
FIPAA (Hon) Free HK$3,000

Should you have any queries about membership application or renewal of qualification, please feel free to contact IPAA Secretariat at 3622 2178 or