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.




  • 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)


  • 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.17,500.00 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.

Join as Associate


This entry-level Introductory Certificate qualification is ideal if you have some knowledge of Allternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Join as Member


This Advanced Certificate qualification is ideal if you have some experience of ADR. It is an internationally recognised qualification that will enhance your own personal and professional development.


Upgrade to Member


You can upgrade from Associate to Member by continuing along the Pathways programme in the area of ADR you have chosen.


Upgrade to Fellow


You can upgrade from Member to Fellow by continuing along the Pathways programme in the ADR area you have chosen.


Upgrade to Chartered Arbitrator


As a Chartered Arbitrator you will have demonstrated your knowledge, skills, attitude and experience of arbitration and its practical application.



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