Appointment under the ADRIC Rules

ADRIC appoints only Chartered Arbitrators (or equivalent if a C.Arb is not available) under the ADRIC Rules. The Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb) designation has been established to recognize competence at a high level. To ensure that a high and consistent set of standards is met by the persons entitled to use this designation, ADRIC has established general principles, a set of criteria and a protocol to be used in assessing the eligibility of an applicant for the designation and for the granting of the designation.


  • Successful completion of a course of study of 40 hours or more in arbitration and hearing procedure approved by ADRIC or a regional affiliate.
  • Successful completion of ADIC’s written open book Chartered Arbitrator examination or an examination which is part of a course approved by ADRIC or a regional affiliate no more than 10 years prior to application.

Practical experience:

  • The applicant must have chaired at least 10 fee-paid arbitrations or demonstrably complex and involved if unpaid.
  • The applicant must provide at least 2 awards, written by the applicant for review by the Regional Committee, redacting the award to remove personal or confidential information. or demonstrably complex and involved if unpaid.


  • The applicant must pledge to abide by ADRIC’s Code of Ethics and must maintain membership with ADRIC.

More details on the criteria is here: