Membership is available under four categories mentioned below:
A Full Member shall be a person holding the office of Ombudsman, Parliamentary Commissioner, Minister of Supervision, Commissioner for Administrative Complaints or the head of any office or organisation known by any designation who has been appointed or elected according to the constitution or law of the country/region and whose role includes the following characteristics.
- to investigate the grievance of any person or body of persons concerning any decision or recommendation made or any act committed or omitted by any administrative authority over which the jurisdiction exists.
- to make recommendations to authorities under the jurisdiction.
- to discharge functions independent of the organisations over which jurisdiction is held.
- to report to the Head of State, Government or the Legislature the results of activities or on any matter arising from an investigation.
For the purpose of sub-paragraph (6) of this Bye-Law, Full Members who participated in the founding of the A.O.A. are referred to as Founding Members.