Benefits of Membership

Benefits of CIArb membership

When you join the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), you will become part of the world’s largest community of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professionals. Our membership of over 17,000 professionals and nearly 10,000 students spans 43 branches across approximately 150 jurisdictions. You will be joining a truly global institution.

CIArb is committed to promoting ADR and the benefits it brings to society and economies across the world. We support our members, from students to experienced Fellows, at every step of their ADR career journey, offering:

  • Opportunities to build skills and achieve career goals through learning, mentorship and insightful publications.
  • At a global and local level, through our network of Branches across the world, opportunities to connect and network at events and discussion forums.
  • A voice for our members, representing the profession on the key issues when it counts.
  • Guidance to help our members adapt as the world changes and ensure ADR practice reflects the society and environment it represents.

Here are just some of the advantages of becoming a CIArb member:

  • Build your network through our international and inclusive community of members spanning 150 jurisdictions and across 43 Branches.
  • Develop your career, knowledge and skills through CIArb’s:
    - World-renowned qualifications and ongoing learning, delivered by experienced practitioners.
    - Global events, from webinars and seminars through to lectures and conferences.
    - Mentoring programme, connecting experienced practitioners with aspiring ADR professionals.
  • Demonstrate your professional credibility through CIArb’s globally recognised and respected post-nominals: Associate (ACIArb), Member (MCIArb), Fellow (FCIArb) and Chartered status (C.Arb).
  • Unlock eligibility to join CIArb and other global dispute panels through your CIArb training and post-nominals.
  • Promote your skills and experience through CIArb’s Membership Directory and by submitting papers for publication in our academic journal.
  • Keep up-to-date with industry and CIArb news and views through:
    - eSolver: our monthly newsletter-
    - Resolver: our quarterly online magazine
    - Arbitration: The Journal of International Arbitration, Mediation, and Dispute Management
    - CIArb’s peer reviewed, academic journal.
  • Demonstrate to existing and prospective clients your commitment to the highest professional standards and ethics in ADR by adhering to the CIArb Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct.
  • Help shape our thinking by participating in consultations and joining our Member Insights Panel.
  • Keep your knowledge up-to-date through CIArb’s technical guidelines which are reviewed and updated periodically.
  • Access competitive professional indemnity insurance quotes from Lothbury UK Ltd*. Contact:

Read more about the different memberships available and how to apply for them.

*The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is an appointed representative of Lothbury UK Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.