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Becoming a Member in Scotland

The Scottish Branch manages the Scottish procedure for qualification as a CIArb member.

The Branch sets, marks and moderates the examinations mentioned below and carries out the necessary interviews and assessments under Scots Law for admission to membership.

The Branch Committee has responsibility for education and the membership examinations.

Membership Grades administered by the CIArb Scotland Branch

To become an Associate

This is normally achieved by attending an Entry Course and sitting the Part I Examination thereafter.

Having passed the Part I Examination a candidate applies to be elected by the Council of the Institute to become an Associate (ACIArb).

To become a Member

The Part II Examination consists of two papers; one on the law of contract, delict and evidence and one on the law, practice and procedure of arbitration.

Having passed both papers of the Part II Examination an Associate applies to be elected by the Council of the Institute to become a Member (MCIArb).

To become a Fellow

  • You first have to have been elected as a Member.
  • Then complete and pass the Institute's Personal Assessment for Fellowship Course (PAF) to the satisfaction of the Council of the Institute (Byelaw No. 8(iii)); and
  • Pass Part III of the Examinations of the Institute (Byelaw No. 8(iv)).

Then complete and pass the Assessment for Fellowship Programme (AFP) (Byelaw No. 8(v)).

Having completed all of the above a Member applies to be elected by the Council of the Institute to become a Fellow (FCIArb).

Further information 

Leigh Herd
Honorary Secretary
E: ciarbs@shepwedd.com