Routes to Membership

Routes to Membership

There are three types of membership to choose from: Associate; Member; and Fellow.

To achieve CIArb membership, you can either:

  • Complete CIArb training to the required level for your chosen type of membership.
  • Complete specific courses provided by CIArb Recognised Course Providers (RCP).
  • Demonstrate professional experience commensurate with the knowledge and skills required.


Detailed information about each type of membership and the experience or qualifications required is below.

To become a Chartered Arbitrator, you must first become a Fellow and then pass a Panel interview. Read more about how to achieve Chartered status.

Candidates who complete courses with Ciarb or RCPs, should apply for membership within two years of completion.