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[1] 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.

TCAS Gold Standard Course in Arbitration™ – (Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society)

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

This 40-hour course will provide an in-depth understanding of domestic and international commercial arbitration, both institutional and ad hoc, and will be of particular interest to arbitrators and arbitration counsel, or those interested in pursuing practice in this area.

The program is directed by William G. Horton with the assistance of Joel Richler and is taught by a faculty of leading arbitration practitioners.

Location: Arbitration Place, 333 Bay Street, Suite 900 (participation by video conference available throughout Canada)

Dates: September 14, 2019 to May 9, 2020

Gold Standard Course

Kompass Professional Development – Mediation for Professionals

Kompass Professional Development offers a 12-week comprehensive online Mediation for Professionals certificate. The course covers Alternative Dispute Resolution, Dispute Resolution Assessment, Managing Family Dynamics, Family Law for Non-Lawyer Mediators, Workplace Dispute Resolution and Family Mediation.

Students will participate in discussions, forums and live lecture and role play sessions with their Instructor and classmates.

Upcoming start dates: Sept.16, Oct.14, Nov.11 and Dec.9 2019

Entrance Requirement: Post-secondary education (degree or diploma) or experience in a related field

Mediation For Professionals Certificate

[1] 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:

For Course Providers

  • Website Listing

ADRIC will list its Accredited Courses on its website together with the dates and locations where the Courses will be presented. (In any given month, ADRIC’s website has over 24,000 page views, about 63% of which come from

organic searches (via search engine), 20% referrals and 17% direct..)

  • Advertising Aids

Successful ADRIC Accredited Courses receive the ADRIC Accredited Course Provider logo which may be used in their advertising (with respect to the ADRIC Accredited Course only) and on the relevant certificates of completion.

The Course Provider may advertise that the ADRIC Accredited Course meets some or all of the educational requirements for an ADRIC designation.

  • Referrals

ADRIC receives numerous calls for course recommendations that will lead to an ADRIC designation – ADRIC recommends its Accredited Courses to callers and refers them to its website.

For Students

  • Facilitated Access to Designations

Affiliates’ Regional Designation Assessment Committees are assured that a student successfully completing an ADRIC Accredited Course meets some or all of the educational requirements for an ADRIC designation. Affiliates can easily access the national list of Accredited Courses.

(Any student completing any course not pre-approved as an ADRIC Accredited Course cannot automatically use that course toward requirements for ADRIC’s Designations. The relevant regional designation assessment committee will be required to assess any course that is not an Accredited Course on a case by case basis and at such fees as they deem appropriate.)

For Employers

The ADRIC Accredited Course Provider is assured that a student successfully completing the Course will be permitted to use that Course towards requirements for affiliate membership where required and for the relevant ADRIC Professional Designations.


To submit your course for approval by ADRIC, complete the ADRIC Course Accreditation Application (coming soon) and send to