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: