Arbitration is a popular dispute resolution alternative to time-consuming and costly litigation. The success of the NFA's Arbitration Program is directly tied to the quality of the individuals who serve as Arbitrators. There are currently over 1,700 individuals on NFA's Arbitrator roster. Arbitrators come from various professions and backgrounds, but the skills they share are integrity, impartiality and sound judgment. Technical expertise in the commodity futures markets is not a requirement.
To apply to become an NFA Arbitrator, you must complete the Arbitrator Profile using NFA's online system. While training is essentially on-the-job, once you agree to serve on a case, NFA offers online training to help you meet your mandatory training requirements and understand your responsibilities as an NFA Arbitrator.