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National Introductory Arbitration Training

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This course introduces students to arbitration procedures and applications. Learn the arbitration process from conducting hearings to analyzing evidence and writing awards. 


This course is suitable for both lawyers and other professionals without a legal background.


If you are considering becoming an arbitrator, this course provides the training necessary to apply for a nationally recognized professional designation in arbitration.

"This is a very practical course on the arbitration process as it relates to the Arbitration Act, the role of the Arbitrator in decision making and the overall arbitration process managed by the Arbitrator."
         - Ivan W.

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

For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

What will I learn?

The learning objectives are:

  • 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 

What can I expect in class?

Course manuals and workbooks are supplied when you attend class. Students are sent pre-course reading to complete before the start of the course. 

This course is presented by lectures, in-class exercises, and group discussions. Some homework is assigned. 


Students are evaluated on the writing of an Arbitration Award based on a case study.  In addition to the 15-30 hours students should budget for writing the Final Award, students should also expect to spend approximately 10-20 hours between Parts 1 & 2 on writing the Practice Award. This evaluation must be passed to receive a certificate of course completion.

What are the details?

The cost of this course is $3000 plus GST.

ADRIA membership is required to take this course.

This 40-hour training fulfills the educational requirements for the national designations of Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) and Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb)

Alberta's association of mediators and arbitrators. 
Your source for ADR information and expertise.

Our main office is located in Edmonton:
Room CE 223A - Ralph King Athletic Centre
Concordia University of Edmonton Campus
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton AB T5B 4E4

Contact Us:

Toll Free: 1-800-232-7214
Edmonton area: (780) 433-4881
Fax: (780) 433-9024
Email: info@adralberta.com

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