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Where to start?
If you are a new member to the CIArb, or not yet a member, first choose your discipline: mediation or international arbitration, whichever suits your specific needs.
You can then progress through your chosen pathway by completing the modules which can be selected from the "Training Programme" section. On completion of the relevant modules within the Pathways programme, you can qualify for CIArb membership: Associate, Member and Fellow grades.
The Pathways diagram gives you an idea of the structure of the programme.

To become an Associate, you will be required to successfully complete a CIArb introductory course in the field of non-court dispute resolution (in mediation or international arbitration) such as that now offered by the European Branch.

To become a Member, you will be required to successfully complete a CIArb course in Modules 1 and 2 of the Pathways ladder in mediation or international arbitration such as those offered by the European Branch.

To become a Fellow, you will be required successfully to complete one of the following options plus a Peer Interview*:
- CIArb Modules 3 and 4 in mediation, or  international arbitration;
- CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and CIArb Module 4;
- Relevant courses offered by a CIArb Branch, such as those offered by the European Branch**;
- Accelerated Route to Fellowship;
- Experienced Practitioner scheme.



To become a Chartered Arbitrator, which is the CIArb's highest-level arbitration qualification, you must be able to demonstrate a substantial record of both experience and continuing professional development.