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ADRIC – RICS Canada Adjudicator Training Program: May/June 2023

These programs will be delivered online through Microsoft Teams

Module 1: Introduction to Adjudication Program (Optional)

Tuesday May 9 2023 (09:00 – 17:00 ET, 7:00am- 3:00pm MT)

A one day overview of how adjudication works and how to get the best out of it

Price: $299 + taxes

Registration Available through ADR Canada

Module 2: Adjudication Advocate Training Program

Tuesday, May 23 & Wednesday, May 24, 2023 (09:00 – 15:00 ET, 7:00am- 1:00pm MT)

Advising and representing parties in adjudications
This intense two-day program is designed for prospective adjudication party representatives, and advocates, and legal and built environment professionals for whom a more detailed understanding of construction adjudication will be beneficial for their work in advising clients.

Price: $995 + taxes

Registration Available through ADR Canada

Module 3

Tuesday, May 30 – June 21, 2023

This course will be presented online.
Limited spaces – Register early.

Registered participants will be sent an email with the Microsoft Team’s link the Monday before the course. Please be sure to check your Spam as the emails are often pushed there as “unrecognized email”.


  • ADRIC-RICS Module 1: Introduction to Adjudication (recommended)
  • ADRIC-RICS Module 2: Adjudication Advocate Training (mandatory)

A comprehensive 28 hour training program, following the ADRIC-RICS Adjudication Advocate course.

This course is broken into units and is delivered over four weeks to allow time for study and preparation between sessions. Please note candidates should factor in that there will be additional study and assessment preparation to be undertaken during this period.

This module covers  the remaining knowledge and competencies you need to practice as a construction adjudicator, with specific focus on applicable common and statutory law, adjudication practice, managing the adjudication process and decision writing.

Assessment:  This module is subject to formal assessment in the form of a written examination, an online assessment and a practical adjudication decision writing exercise.

Unit 1
Session 1:  May 30 2023
Session 2:  May 31 2023
Session 3:  June 5 2023 – 9:00am – 10:30am ET, 7:00am-8:30am MT(Assessment/written exam)

Unit 2
Session 1:  June 8 2023
Session 2:  June 12 2023  (Online assessment)

Unit 3
Session 1:  June 15 2023
Session 2:  June 19 2023
Session 3:  June 21 2023

June 22, 2023: Part A documents distributed for preparation of assessment

Session 4:  June 29 2023 -9:00am – 1:00pm ET, 7:00am- 11:00am MT (Assessment/written exam)

Price: $2595 + taxes

Registration Available through ADR Canada

Note: The training you will receive has been designed by RICS/ADRIC based upon the combined experience of these organizations respecting construction adjudication.  ADRIC/RICS are confident that, following the successful completion of the three module program, a candidate will be well trained in the basic principles of construction adjudication and eligible to apply for a Q.Adj designation from ADRIC (subject to completing the ADRIC designation process).

A candidate must note, however, that this training does not guarantee an appointment to the roster of any nominating authority in any jurisdiction.  Appointment to a Canadian federal or provincial roster of adjudicators remains subject to the relevant legislative frameworks many of which are not yet enacted in whole or in part.  Moreover, it is the nominating authority in each jurisdiction which is vested, under the legislation, with the power to appoint adjudicators in those jurisdictions. For example, ADRIC’s Quebec Affiliate, L’Institut de mediation et d’arbitrage du Quebec, is the current nominating authority in that province. Similarly, ADRIC’s Saskatchewan Affiliate, ADRSK, shares responsibilities with the Saskatchewan Construction Association for the operation of the Saskatchewan Construction Dispute Resolution Office (SCDRO), the nominating authority in that province. Otherwise, ADRIC/RICS has not yet been selected as a nominating authority under any federal or provincial legislation. Further information can be found at:  https://adric.ca/construction-adjudication.

Should ADRIC/RICS seek to establish the ADRIC -RICS Roster. Candidates will be required to complete an application and undertake an additional ADRIC-RICS interview process (extra fee applies) and complete the RICS DRS Professional Ethics module.  Ongoing CPD is required to maintain the designation and remain on the Panel.


Candidates will be required to purchase the following material for Module 3 Unit 1:


There will be additional online materials which candidates will be directed to during the course of the program  or which will be made available on the online portal.


If you must cancel, notice must be received in writing. All refund requests received up to one week prior to the date of the event will receive a refund less $400*. Notice must be received NO LATER THAN 11:59pm ET (9:59 MT) THREE DAYS PRIOR to the date of the event to receive a refund less $500*. No refunds available after that point.

May 09 2023 - Jun 29 2023
7:00 am - 11:00 am

The event is finished.