How to Join

Step 1: Submit the Applicable Agreement(s)

Each Agreement needs to be completed in its entirety with the exception of the subsidiary listing section. This section should only be completed if your organization intends on having more than one subsidiary participating in the same forum. In addition, the agreements MUST be signed by a corporate officer, senior-level executive, or an individual that has the authority to bind your organization to a nationwide contract. The agreement is valid and binding from the date in which the agreement is signed.

Upon completion of the agreement, please forward the original signed copy to the attention of:

Arbitration Forums, Inc.
Attn: Membership Services
3820 Northdale Boulevard, Suite 200A
Tampa, Florida 33624

You may request membership information via membership@arbfile.org or call 1-866-977-3434.

Step 2: Submit Administration Forms

The next step is to provide information on who will be administering users at your company and where notifications will be sent. Completed forms must be emailed to membership@arbfile.org.

Security Administrators Form
Security administrators have a user designation that allows them to add, modify, and remove business units and users for their company. Regardless of the business unit to which they are assigned, administrators can control business units and users for the entire company. Security administrators can also specify company preferences related to their company's participation in AF's programs.

Global Authorization Form
Each member company must provide a global email address to which AF will send its notifications. Only an authorized officer of the member company may approve the process.

Third-Party Administrators (TPAs)
Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) can be a vital part of the arbitration process. We set up TPAs with their own company code and dedicated Security Administrator. Should you wish to have a TPA file on your behalf all we need is written consent. The TPA Letter of Consent needs to be submitted on the member company letter head, be signed by a corporate officer, senior level executive, or an individual that has the authority to bind your organization to a nationwide contract and not be case specific. The completed TPA Letter of Consent can be emailed to membership@arbfile.org.
 

More Information

Now that you've completed the agreement and administrative forms, take a look at the reference and training materials we provide on the various intercompany arbitration Forums and processes to ensure your success and satisfaction. Tutorials are self-paced, so you can pause and rewind sections at your convenience. 

Featured Training

TRS Filing (Coll/OTC) — Reviews the Filing workflow for TRS.

FAQs

A corporate officer, senior level executive, or an individual that has the authority to bind your organization to a nationwide contract must sign the agreements.
No, agreements must be mailed to:

Arbitration Forums, Inc.
Attn: Membership Services
3820 Northdale Boulevard, Suite 200A
Tampa, Florida 33624
The Security Administrator Guide will walk you through the process of adding new users.
The TPA Letter of Consent must be submitted on the member company letter head, a corporate officer, senior level executive, or an individual that has the authority to bind their organization to a nationwide contract, and cannot be case specific. The completed TPA Letter of Consent can be emailed to membership@arbfile.org.