Membership

Membership of the Institute can be obtained by the successful completion of a course offered by the Institute or through the experience route by having the level of knowledge and skill required by the Institute.

The cadres of membership are:

Associate (ACIArb)

The Associate grade can be obtained by the

  • Successful completion of one of CIArb’s introductory courses or
  • Completion of an equivalent course from a recognised course provider or
  • Six-months’ experience in dispute avoidance or dispute management. Reference required.

Member (MCIArb)

The Member grade can be obtained by the

  • Successful completion of one of CIArb’s Module 1 Training and Assessment on one of CIArb’s Pathways or
  • Successful Completion of CIArb’s Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) Programme or
  • Successful completion of an equivalent course from a recognised course provider or
  • Five-years’ experience in arbitration, construction adjudication or mediation in a lead/sole capacity; including settlement agreements, the management of proceedings, and attending hearings which have resulted in the publication of a reasoned award or decision.

Fellow (FCIArb)

The Fellow grade can be obtained by the

  • Successful completion of one of CIArb’s Module 3 Training and Assessment on one of CIArb’s Pathways and a Peer interview or
  • Successful completion of CIArb’s Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF) Programme and a Peer Interview or
  • Successful completion of an equivalent course from a recognized course provider and a Peer Interview or
  • Successful completion of CIArb’s Diploma, Part 3 and a Peer Interview of
  • 10-years’ experience in arbitration, construction adjudication, or mediation in a lead/sole capacity; including settlement agreements, the management of proceedings, and attending hearings which have resulted in the publication of a reasoned award or decision.

A knowledge of law of obligations and evidence at first-degree level or recognised equivalent, or an understanding of law relevant to your mediation practice or recognised equivalent.

Experience of writing directions and final, reasoned awards or decisions/experience writing mediation agreements, heads of agreements, or memorandums of understanding.

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