MEMBERSHIP

The Institute welcomes applications from members of all professions, who while not necessarily aspiring to Fellowship or practising as an arbitrator have become involved with commercial dispute resolution as part of their primary professional role.Membership of the Institute provides a greater understanding of the procedures and practices of dispute resolution.

 

The Institute provides education and training to help you attain all these levels. The courses are taught by experienced arbitrators and academics. Entry is through the Associate grade.For those with little or no knowledge of dispute resolution it is necessary to complete an entry course for Associate Membership. Suitably experienced lawyers may qualify for Fellowship by completing the Fast Track Programme.

 

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION AS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS :

 

  • To be admitted as an Associate member of the Institute, a person must attend the Institutes two day Entry Course which is held twice every year and pass the post course Assignment following the Course. The course is advertised in the local press at least two (2) months prior to the date of commencement. Alternatively, one must have attended the Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) or Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF).For details of these alternatives,  see the note alongside *.
  • After passing the Entry Course Assignment or after attendance at ARM or ARF, the applicant should arrange to collect an application form and membership regulations from the Secretariat of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Branch, located at Nicholson Drive (off Ngong Road). The completed form should be submitted to the Secretariat with:

 

1. A bank draft of 90 pounds plus the rate applicable as indicated in the attached schedule of subscription. Rates applicable in Kenya are on the last page of the attached document

 

2. A cheque of Kshs.5,000.00 being the Kenya Branchs Annual Subscription made payable to "The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Branch" for processing and transmission to London.True copies of the applicants certificate and a copy of the result sheet must be enclosed.

Associate (ACIArb)

Member (MCIArb)

Fellow (FCIArb)

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    If you already have some ADR experience and are looking to gain an internationally recognised qualification, this Advanced Certificate qualification is right for you.

     

    This level gives you access to all CIArb's member benefits. Joining as a Member allows you to use the post-nominal letters MCIArb.

     

    Once a CIArb Member, you can progress through CIArb's world-renowned training programme to become a CIArb Fellow.

     

    To qualify to become a Member you will need to:

     

    • Become an Associate and pass Modules 1 and 2 of CIArb's training programme; or

    • Pass CIArb's Accelerated Route to Membership programme (Arbitration only); or

    • Complete a recognised equivalent course; or

    • Demonstrate the level of experience in the relevant field as required by CIArb.

     

    If you are not an Associate but are legally qualified and have some experience of Arbitration, CIArb offers an Accelerated Route to Membership course.

    Application Fee: Kshs. 10,000

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    This entry-level Introductory Certificate qualification is ideal if you have some knowledge of ADR and are keen to take your first step in a dispute resolution career.

     

    Or it’s equally suited for enhancing your own personal and professional development.

    This level offers access to all of CIArb's member benefits. Joining as an Associate also allows you to use the post-nominal letters ACIArb.

     

    Once a CIArb Associate, you can progress through CIArb's world-renowned training programme to become a CIArb Member or CIArb Fellow.

     

    To qualify to become an Associate you will need to:

     

    • Pass one of CIArb's Introductory courses in Arbitration, Mediation, Adjudication or ADR; or

    • Complete a recognised equivalent course; or

    • Demonstrate the level of experience in the relevant field as required by CIArb.

     

    If you have some practical experience of ADR, or have completed a CIArb-accredited academic course, you may be able to become an Associate without taking an introductory course.

    Application Fee: Kshs. 7,500

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    This high-level Diploma qualification is designed for experienced dispute resolution practitioners looking for international recognition for their skills. The suggested role of a Fellow is to represent CIArb in working life.

     

    Joining as a Fellow entitles you to use the post-nominal letters FCIArb.

     

    To qualify to become a Fellow you must:

    • Become a CIArb Member and pass modules 3 and 4 of CIArb's training programme; or

    • Pass CIArb's Accelerated Route to Fellowship Programme and Module 4 of CIArb's arbitration/adjudication training programmes; or

    • Pass the Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and Module 4 of CIArb's arbitration training programmes; or

    • Complete a recognised equivalent course; or

    • Complete CIArb's experienced practitioner scheme

    • Demonstrate the level of experience in the relevant field as required by CIArb

     

    If you have a professional legal background and significant arbitration or adjudication experience, CIArb offers an Accelerated Route to Fellowship course. For experienced practitioners, our Experienced Practitioner Route may offer you entry at Fellowship, depending on your academic legal qualifications.

     

    Candidates wishing to become a Fellow must also undergo a Peer Interview which has been designed for candidates to demonstrate:

     

    An understanding and appreciation of the workings of CIArb and, where relevant, the Branch and of how the new Fellow can contribute.

    An understanding and appreciation of the objectives of CIArb and where relevant, the Branch.

    An understanding and appreciation of CIArb's Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct and its application

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Member subscriptions

Downloads:

Associates: Kshs.7,500

Members: Kshs. 10,000

Fellows & Chartered Arbitrators: Kshs. 12,500

Please contact the secretariat for your invoices.

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