Member Arbitration

Notice of Intent

If you are considering filing a claim and are approaching the two-year time limit for filing a claim, you should consider submitting a Notice of Intent. A Notice of Intent does not obligate you to file a claim, but it temporarily suspends the two-year time limit to provide you with extra time to file a claim.

NFA must receive a Notice of Intent within the two-year time limit period in order to extend the time period allowed to file a claim.

Filing a Claim

Member arbitration is designed for disputes between and among NFA Members and Associates. If you are an NFA Member and your dispute involves another NFA Member, with certain exceptions, you are required to file your claim at NFA.

If you are an NFA Associate or if your claim is against an NFA Associate, you are not required to file a claim at NFA unless there is a contract requiring NFA arbitration, though you are free to do so.


As part of its Member arbitration process, NFA refers every claim to mediation.

Filing Fees

The filing party is responsible for filing and hearing fees. A detailed table of filing fees can be found in NFA's Member Arbitration Rules.

NFA's Member Arbitration Rules

NFA's Member Arbitration Rules apply to all Member arbitration cases.
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Arbitration Online Payment System

NFA's Arbitration Online Payment System allows individuals to pay hearing and filing fees associated with an arbitration case.           

Access the System

Case Information

Individuals may access information about their current arbitration cases.
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NFA's Member Arbitration Resources

NFA provides resources and training for parties engaged in Member arbitration.

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For additional information, access answers to frequently asked questions about arbitration.