28 U.S. Code § 655 - Arbitrators
(a) Powers of Arbitrators.— An arbitrator to whom an action is referred under section 654 shall have the power, within the judicial district of the district court which referred the action to arbitration—
(b) Standards for Certification.— Each district court that authorizes arbitration shall establish standards for the certification of arbitrators and shall certify arbitrators to perform services in accordance with such standards and this chapter. The standards shall include provisions requiring that any arbitrator—
(1) shall take the oath or affirmation described in section 453; and
(2) shall be subject to the disqualification rules under section 455.