COVID-19 and CIArb Operations


The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) offers world-renowned, face-to-face, virtual and online training in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to anyone who wants to achieve a CIArb qualification in avoiding, managing and resolving disputes.

Training with us offers:

  • A highly experienced in-house support team, who are happy to help every step of the way
  • State of the art virtual classroom environments, incorporating dynamic classroom tools
  • Leading practitioners and academics in the field of ADR as specialist tutors
  • High-quality training materials designed directly by experts

Candidates who complete courses with Ciarb or RCPs, should apply for membership within two years of completion.

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Introduction Courses

These beginner courses are delivered online, virtual, or face-to-face for those seeking foundational knowledge in alternative dispute resolution, construction adjudication, mediation, domestic or international arbitration.

A multiple choice test can be taken after training has been completed and, if passed, allows the candidate to apply to become a CIArb Associate (ACIArb).

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For those without any prior knowledge, seeking a deeper understanding or wanting to practice, CIArb offers different Pathways in domestic or international arbitration, construction adjudication or mediation.

The Pathways consist of three modules each. Passing Module 1 enables an individual to apply to become a CIArb Member (MCIArb). Passing Modules 2, 3, and a peer interview opens up eligibility for Fellowship of CIArb (FCIArb).

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Accelerated Routes and Diplomas

Those with experience in ADR and who meet the entry criteria can be assessed under the Accelerated Route programmes with a view to becoming Members (MCIArb) or Fellows (FCIArb) of CIArb.

Alternatively, individuals who meet the entry criteria can apply for one of our intensive Diploma programmes to deepen knowledge of either international commercial arbitration or international maritime arbitration.

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Development Courses

CIArb offers a range of eModules and an audiobook in discrete themes of dispute avoidance and resolution.

These non-membership options cover discrete parts of dispute avoidance and resolution, enabling those interested to go deeper into chosen subjects.


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