Accelerated Route to Fellowship Assessment

Accelerated Route to Fellowship Assessment (Virtual)

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators European Branch, Spanish Chapter
Start Date: 16 August 2021
Attendance Date: 16 August, 17 August, 18 August, 19 August, 20 August 2021
Assessment Date: 16-20 August 2021
Registration: Participants are requested to complete the registration form and return it to

What is the aim of the course?

This five-day assessment provides a fast-track route towards Fellowship through the International Arbitration Pathway. The Accelerated Route towards Fellowship has been designed for qualified professionals who have substantial unassessed knowledge of and experience in International Arbitration.

This is not a course but rather an examination

The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to apply the principles and procedures of International Arbitration using legal materials based on various Arbitration Acts and legal sources.

What are the entry requirements?

The assessment is sponsored in part by the Spanish Chapter but candidates do not need to be affiliated with the Spanish Chapter.

The ARF is an assessment programme that is open to candidates who can demonstrate:

  • They have a minimum of five years of practical experience of the ADR discipline;
  • They have substantial knowledge of the framework of the ADR discipline;
  • They can recognise and evaluate evidence;
  • They can significantly evaluate and apply the principles and requirements of the ADR discipline;
  • They can noticeably demonstrate practical skill in the carrying out of tasks.

How is the assessment delivered?

This is an assessment as opposed to a teaching module. Learning will be based on private study prior to the oral assessment workshop, reinforced by tutor input and peer discussion during the workshop.

Assessment of this programme is split into two parts, both of which must be passed:

Assessment 1 is an interactive 4-day assessment in a series of workshops, where situations will be presented to candidates in groups for their consideration. Candidates’ knowledge, judgment and interactive/self-presentation skills are assessed by oral exercises.

Assessment 2 consists of written exercises during the 5-day programme:

  • One 10% written exercise on arbitration law to be submitted before the assessment workshops (10%).
  • The final examination for this course, which is a 4 hour Award Writing exercise. Additional information is provided on the day of the assessment in the form of the Arbitrators notebook.

Candidates must achieve a minimum overall mark of 70% to pass the course.

What is the course fee and what does it include?

The course fee is £1560 per participant. The fee includes registration for the course, study materials, and multi-day assessment by CIArb faculty.

What is CIArb’s policy on cancellation of courses?

CIArb reserves the right to cancel or change the date. Candidates will be provided with adequate notice of any change. If CIArb has to cancel a course, candidates will be provided with a full refund or the opportunity to transfer their registration to the next course.


Participants are requested to complete the registration form and return it to