National Introductory Arbitration Course

Developed by the ADR Institute of Canada, this in-person course introduces learners to arbitration procedures and applications from conducting hearings to analyzing evidence and writing awards. This course is suitable for both lawyers and other professionals without a legal background.

Learn to:

  • Distinguish between arbitration, mediation, negotiation and litigation
  • Know the various applications for arbitration
  • Become fluent in the Arbitration Act applicable in your province of work
  • Know the key objectives of arbitration
  • Understand the stages of an arbitration file and the arbitration process
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the arbitrator
  • Explore how to manage ethical dilemmas in arbitration
  • Fully understand evidence in all its various forms
  • Know the role of contract law in arbitration
  • Practice decision making as an arbitrator
  • Write an arbitration award

This course provides the educational requirements required for the Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb) and Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) designations – nationally recognized professional designations.

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Lawyers wishing to add arbitration to their practice
  • Other professionals wanting to enter the field of arbitration
  • Those involved in arbitration hearings that wish to gain a better understanding of the process
  • Tribunal members
  • Mediators wishing to augment their ADR practice

Where can I take this Course?

These courses are delivered in-person by some of our regional affiliates.  To learn more and find the next course date, click on the affiliate in your region:

(If your affiliate is not listed above, they do not yet have a future course date planned.)