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Individual Membership

Join over 1,000 members in 65+ countries dedicated to dispute avoidance and resolution, prevention, and growth through the successful DB process. By becoming a member, you will become part of a movement to decrease the amount of litigated construction claims and network with others who are committed to expanding the use of DBs globally.

Individual Membership FAQs

DRBF Individual memberships are on a calendar year cycle and are good for one year. Memberships renew every 01-January. Memberships purchased after 15 September are good for the remainder of the calendar year and for all of the next calendar year. 

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MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION*: From now through 15 September, get membership for 50% off! This promotion applies to NEW members only. Promotion not valid on Emerging Market or Student level memberships. Discount code shown during application process. Click "Join Today" to begin your membership!

*Memberships valid through the end of 2021

CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE:

  • Diamond (highest level of DRBF Individual membership, shows commitment and support for the mission and programs of the DRBF for long-term stability and growth): US $15,000

  • Platinum (demonstrates an individual’s support and investment in the mission and programs of the DRBF): US $10,000

  • Patron (demonstrates and individual's strong commitment in the mission and programs of the DRBF): US $5,000

  • Benefactor (shows support and commitment to the DRBF for long-term stability and growth): US $2,000

  • Dispute Board Leader (demonstrates leadership in the DB field and support for the mission and programs of the DRBF): US $1,000

  • Licensed Professional & DB Practitioner (for licensed professionals and active DB members): US $575*

  • Basic (for those new to DBs or new to the DRBF): US $235*

  • DRBF Emeritus (for distinguished members of the DRBF who are no longer active in the industry): US $30

  • Emerging Market (for individuals residing in an Emerging Market Economy as classified by the World Bank): US $30

  • Student (discounted rate for individuals enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program): US $30

  • Emerging Market Student (for individuals residing in an Emerging Market Economy as classified by the World Bank and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program): US $15

*Members who reside in the State of Florida (US) pay an additional US $50 for Florida Chapter Dues.


PRACTICAL RESOURCES:

DRBF membership terms are on a calendar year cycle. Your membership period is for one year and renews every 01-January. All classes of membership include the following:

  • A subscription to the DRBF Forum, the premier source of news, information, and thought-provoking articles about DBs worldwide.
  • Discounted member pricing on DRBF events and educational programs.
  • Gain access to a regional apprenticeship or mentorship program (as available) to gain practical experience and real-world knowledge of DB functions, assisting with acquiring first dispute board appointments.
  • Full access to members-only content on the DRBF website.
  • Full access to the DRBF Publications and Learning Library.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Connect with professionals worldwide to stay informed on the latest developments affecting the DB community. Become active in DRBF committees, show leadership by participating in the DRBF Country Representative program or by serving as an outreach ambassador, or serve on a DRBF Board of Directors in your region.  


COMMUNITY:

  • A direct connection to peers, owner members, consultants and other experts through DRBF's online member directory search tool.
  • Access to the Community Forum, DRBF's private social network, with members-only discussion groups in a variety of topics, where you can  collaborate with other members and build your network.