Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Joining the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

CIArb Membership allows you to stay connected with members around the world and provides instant recognition of your professional standing. It also provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


Join CIArb and benefit from the following:

Professional benefits

  • Gain post nominal letter accreditations for Associate (ACIArb), Member (MCIArb), Fellow (FCIArb) and Chartered status (C.Arb). Our membership accreditation is recognised and respected globally.
  • All members are held to common professional standards, providing user confidence around the world and demonstrating your accountability to parties, clients, customers and other stakeholders.
  • Access to CIArb’s Membership Directory, allowing you to  publicly promote your professional skills and experience
  • Use Lothbury UK's professional indemnity insurance and benefit from competitive premiums combined with broad cover

Career Development and Support

  • Receive exclusive member-only prices on a wide range of dispute resolution courses, webinars, bite-sized learning and continuing professional development (CPD) events.
  • Have your expertise recognised by a growing number of global ADR bodies. We have several branch schemes and local panels providing opportunities exclusively for members.
  • Our network can help to advise on the next steps in your career, including getting your first appointment.

Access to latest professional knowledge and thinking

  • Receive the CIArb monthly E-Solver containing the latest breaking ADR news as well as global course and event schedules.
  • Subscribe to CIArb’s quarterly online magazine, the Resolver, for professional updates on current affairs in ADR, offering news, features, analysis, and commentary. 
  • Access to Arbitration: The Journal of International Arbitration, Meditation, and Dispute Management, CIArb’s peer reviewed, academic journal showcasing the most current analyses of pressing issues in ADR from a global perspective.

Networking Opportunities

  • Become a valued member of your local branch and develop a personal network with like-minded individuals
  • Our worldwide professional community, facilitates intercultural exchange. Gain access to our regional and global network of 41 branches and associated chapters
  • Join one of CIArb’s many interest groups such as Women in ADR to support equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Access annual thought-leadership lectures, conferences and networking events hosted by CIArb. 
  • Promote your work by submitting articles and papers to be considered for our website or any of our associated publications.