Admission to CCA is by invitation only. A candidate for fellowship must be nominated by a Fellow and seconded by two other Fellows. The CCA reviews candidates on an annual basis.

The schedule for admissions of new Fellows and required forms may be found here.

It is the goal of CCA to admit as Fellows those who have distinguished themselves as commercial arbitrators and have a strong interest in furthering the mission of the College. Fellows must commit to being an active member of CCA, engaged in CCA activities and public service endeavors.

In reviewing the credentials of nominees, the Membership Committee evaluates the nominee’s breadth and depth of experience as a commercial arbitrator, with particular emphasis on the nominee’s work as a commercial arbitrator in the previous 10 year period. Prior judicial or academic experience may be considered in assessing whether the candidate meets the requirements. In addition, the nominee must, in the opinion of the College, command respect in the relevant community of advocates, other arbitrators, and users of commercial arbitration.

CCA is committed to diversity in race, national origin and gender. CCA’s Outreach Committee is available to assist Fellows and potential candidates for Fellowship in understanding and satisfying CCA’s admission criteria.


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