How Do I Become an Arbitrator in Alberta?
Basic Arbitration Training
If you are looking to start your training to become an arbitrator, the information below can help you get started on your training path.
Foundations of Arbitration
You will need to complete a 40-hour approved arbitration course. ADRIA offers the Foundations of Arbitration course. This 40-hour course introduces you to the arbitration process from conducting hearings to analyzing evidence and writing awards. You will be evaluated on the writing of an Arbitration Award based on a case study.
Check out our Course Calendar
We offer in-person and online options for this course. All of our courses can be found on our website’s course calendar.
The National Introductory Arbitration course meets the (40 hours) educational requirement for a Qualified Arbitrator and Chartered Arbitrator designations.
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Once you have completed the basic educational requirements you may wish to take advanced training in specialized areas. ADRIA partners or promotes third-party advanced courses when available on our events listings. You can also check out Dealing with High Conflict in Law & Arbitration. Note that advanced training is not required to apply for a designation.
After obtaining the necessary training, experience, and skills requirements, you may wish to apply for a Qualified Arbitration designation. Once designated it is your responsibility to maintain your continuing education credits. You can find out more about the Designation process and requirements here.
Membership & How to Register for Courses
Before registering for courses, you will first need to become a member of ADRIA. An Associate Membership is required to take courses and that is what we recommend for those just starting out. There is no application process, simply signup and pay the fee. Once you are a member then you can register for courses.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for membership inquiries. When applying for a designation you will need a full membership and your membership fees will be pro-rated to upgrade.