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CIArb Membership provides a world-class qualification demonstrating excellence in ADR. Members come to us from different backgrounds, with varying knowledge and skills. We find the right level of membership for you based on your application. Our renowned training scheme provides opportunities to upgrade your membership as your ADR experience develops.

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This entry-level Introductory Certificate qualification is ideal for those with a limited knowledge of ADR and keen to take the first step into a dispute resolution career. Joining as an Associate allows you to use the post-nominal letters ACIArb and provides access to all CIArb’s member benefits.

Become an Associate

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This Advanced Certificate qualification is for those who have already gained some ADR experience and wish to gain an internationally recognised qualification. Joining as a Member allows you to use the post-nominal letters MCIArb and provides access to all CIArb’s member benefits.

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A high-level Diploma qualification that is designed for experienced dispute resolution practitioners seeking international recognition for their skills. The suggested role of a Fellow is also to represent CIArb in working life. Fellows can use the post-nominal letters FCIArb.

Become a Fellow

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Student membership is free and open to anyone studying at a university or other higher educational institution who is not otherwise qualified to join CIArb at any other membership grade. Student members have access to a range of benefits including discounts on training courses and online access to a variety of resources.

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For organisations committed to excellence in ADR, corporate membership brings the recognition they deserve. Give your organisation access to essential tools, networking opportunities and support with CIArb Corporate Membership. 

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CIArb's tiered Training Pathways deliver expert know-how and are ideal for supporting your career progression in the ADR field.

Network globally

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CIArb's network supports more than 15,000 alternative dispute practitioners in 133 countries around the world

Benefits of joining

We've put together five reasons you should become a member of a professional membership body.

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