Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
CIArb is an international center of excellence for the practice and profession of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Our growing membership of over 17,000 is based across 149 countries and is assisted by an international network of 42 branches. CIArb provides education and training for arbitrators, mediators, and adjudicators. It also acts as a global hub for practitioners, policymakers, academics, and those in business, supporting the global promotion, facilitation, and development of all ADR methods. CIArb offers a range of resources including guidance, support, advice, networking, and promotional occasions, as well as facilities for hearings, meetings, and other events. It is a not-for-profit, UK-registered charity. CIArb is passionate about promoting a harmonious society and helping people and organizations avoid, run and resolve conflict through our global network of over 17,000 members
Promoting access to the non-court dispute resolution
Education, training & professional qualifications
Academic & professional resources
Through an international communications program, CIArb seeks to promote greater understanding and use of alternative dispute resolution methods. CIArb works entirely with professional organizations throughout the world and involves its local members heavily in its projects and activities. As a professional Chartered Institute, CIArb offers a range of education and vocational training courses and qualifications – from introductory to advanced levels – in the various disciplines of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and construction adjudication. CIArb’s range of world-respected qualifications covers the major disciplines in the field, providing public recognition of expertise in dispute resolution. As part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring quality dispute resolution, CIArb develops and publishes a variety of standards and guidelines based upon the latest thinking from leading practitioners. CIArb manages a calendar of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events, often attracting top-flight speakers from the profession. Membership of the Institute can be gained through qualification or experience routes.