Routes to Membership

Important Notice: Temporary Suspension

Please note that from 4 December 2023 to 1 January 2024 we will not be processing any new membership applications.

 Any applications received during this period will be held and processed in the first week of January 2024. The 2024 membership subscription rates, based on membership grade and country of residence, will be applied.

 We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please be assured we will resume processing applications promptly in January 2024.

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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.