ADRIC Accredited Courses
The following programs have been evaluated and approved as ADRIC Accredited Courses – they meet ADRIC’s standards, have approved trainers and meet some or all of the educational requirements for the Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb), Chartered Mediator (C.Med), Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) and/or Qualified Mediator (Q.Med) designations.
For more information on any of the programs, click the relevant link.
 Based on designation criteria. See our Professional Designations page.
ADRIC Course Accreditation Service
ADRIC often receives enquiries from individuals about dispute resolution courses: having your course “pre-approved” allows us to recommend your ADRIC Accredited Courses with confidence.
Benefits of ADRIC Accredited Courses:
ADRIC National Course Accreditation Program Policy
- The ADR Institute of Canada (“ADRIC”) is a primary source of information about ADR training and standards across Canada. ADRIC members, who meet specific criteria including training requirements, may apply to obtain ADRIC national designations.
- ADRIC’s National Course Accreditation Program assesses courses against requirements for these national designations.
- Some Affiliates need assistance in determining the suitability of courses for their members applying for designations and therefore have requested that ADRIC establish a national list of accredited courses for designation purposes.
- This Policy sets out the requirements for Accreditation of Courses that meet ADRIC’s minimum standards under which a course may be advertised as an ADRIC Accredited Course and the benefits that attach to being approved as an ADRIC Accredited Course.
- Accreditation Process
- Any course provider wishing to achieve ADRIC Accredited Course status for one or more courses shall apply by:
- completing the ADRIC Course Accreditation Application forms for each course
- completing the ADRIC Trainer/Coach Approval Application forms each trainer and coach
- sending these applications to the ADRIC Education Program Coordinator with the appropriate fee (Schedule A).
- There is also an Annual Renewal form and fee to be submitted (indicating whether there are or have been any modifications to the course content and any changes it intends to make to the lead instructor(s), principal trainers or coaches, and if so, attached for review). This renewal process includes:
- review of any proposed modifications to ensure the course still meets the requirements for Course Accreditation;
- evaluation of the competency of any newly proposed instructors, trainers or coaches;
- annually updated ADRIC Accredited Course logo indicating the course meets some or all of the educational requirements for an ADRIC designation;
- posting on ADRIC’s website and in its newsletters.
- may be used in their advertising (with respect to the ADRIC Accredited Course only) and on the relevant certificates of completion.
- Types of Courses
- Currently, the program includes criteria to approve 40 hour mediation and arbitration training. It will be expanded to include other courses that can contribute to the 80 or 180 hour training required for the designations.
Download the Policy with Definitions
Download the Fee Schedule