CIArb membership provides a world-class qualification demonstrating excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that is widely recognized and respected around the world.

Membership in the CIArb Canada Branch is automatic for all members of CIArb located in Canada.

There are different types of CIArb membership.

You can upgrade your membership as your ADR experience develops.


Student membership is completely free and open to anyone currently studying at a university or other higher education institute.

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Associate (ACIArb)

This level of membership is perfectly suited to professionals with experience of the profession.

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Member (MCIArb)

This level of membership shows an ongoing ambition to develop knowledge, and progress to senior levels.

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Fellow (FCIArb)

Fellowship tells clients, colleagues, and regulators that you have shown commitment to the highest levels of knowledge, skills, and behaviour.

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Chartered Arbitrator

A Chartered Arbitrator is a Fellow of CIArb who has demonstrated to a peer interview panel an advanced knowledge of arbitration.

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For organisations committed to excellence in ADR, corporate membership brings the recognition they deserve.

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CIArb offers Pathways Programs to achieve Member or Fellow status in:

  • International Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Domestic (England & Wales) Arbitration

CIArb Canada provides training courses to complete the Pathway Programs, including:

  • Accelerated Route to Membership Program
  • Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program

Visit the Courses and Events section of this website to see the next courses we are offering in Canada.