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 2,400 individuals on the NFA roster. They come from various professions and walks of life, but the skills they share are integrity, impartiality and sound judgment. Technical expertise in the commodity futures markets is not a requirement.
If you decide to apply, you may complete your 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.