Why Become a Member

Reasons to join

If you want to develop your career in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), you're in the right place. The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is here to help you grow your career and support you to achieve your professional goals and realise your ambitions.

Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced practitioner, we have a membership that's right for you.

There are many reasons to join CIArb but here are some of the key ones our members have highlighted.

CIArb membership enables you to:

  • Become a qualified ADR professional.
  • Demonstrate your professional credibility through CIArb post-nominals.
  • Meet and network with other ADR professionals around the world.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the highest standards and ethics in ADR.
  • Develop your career on an ongoing basis.
  • Access relevant information, academic research, insights and resources.

Read more about CIArb membership benefits.

“CIArb continues to be one of the best places to look for ADR knowledge. Pursuing a certification or a fellowship is certainly a marvellous manner of showing the ADR community your standards and how you position yourself. The networking is fabulous – fellowship and cordiality hover over all interactions within members and there is genuine willingness to support each other.”

Karin Klempp Franco FCIArb, Lawyer and Professor of Law in Brazil