Certified Practitioners / Certified International Practitioners

Who is this for?

A Fellow and senior ADR practitioners who are interested to gain the highest recognition in the ADR field, as well as potential appointments for dispute resolution matters.

This is an accreditation on top of a Fellowship and not a type of membership by itself.

How to qualify?

Choose one of the routes below:

Route 1

Satisfies all of these criteria:

  1. Either:
    • a Fellow of AIADR
    • a Fellow of another international institute recognized by AIADR to be of equal standard and qualifications
  2. Requires either one:
    • successfully completing AIADR Course Module 5
    • passing Recognised Courses equivalent to Module 5
    • Has written either at least 3 arbitral awards / 3 adjudication decisions / 5 settlement agreements / 5 expert witness reports
  3. Passed the interview by the Council-appointed Board or received special Council exemption

Route 2

Satisfies all of these criteria:

  1. Has been a Certified Practitioner of another international institute recognized by AIADR to be of equal standard and qualifications as for the Certified Practitioner of the Institute
  2. Passed the interview by the Council-appointed Board or received special Council exemption

Additional note for applicants:

Applicants will be choosing at least one of these specialisations area:

  1. Arbitration
  2. Mediation
  3. Adjudication
  4. Expert Witness and Expert Determination

If the applicant is qualified/certified for 2 or more areas of practice (eg. Arbitrator and Mediator), he/she may apply for the title of  “Certified ADR Practitioner”.

Additionally, those with added experience outside their home State, may be conferred the term “International” in their title (eg. Certified International Arbitrator).

What are the benefits?

As a Certified Practitioner:

  • The use of post nominal letters;
    • “Certified Arbitrator” – CA (FAIADR)
    • “Certified Mediator” – CM (FAIADR)
    • “Certified Adjudicator” – CIAdj. (FAIADR)
    • “Certified Expert” – CE (Expertise)(FAIADR)
    • “Certified ADR Practitioner” – CP (FAIADR)
  • Eligible for case appointments

As a AIADR Fellow:

  • The use of post-nominal letters “FAIADR”
  • Voting rights during AIADR General Meetings
  • Participate & Chair in AIADR Committees & events
  • Eligible for election for Governance Council
  • Represent AIADR in external Committees and events
  • Publishing of own articles through AIADR’s website, newsletter and journal
  • Participation in discussion forums, moots and talks on special topics by experts in different jurisdictions
  • Priority of registration and member rates for courses, training and events by AIADR
  • Free subscription to AIADR newsletter and journal
  • Network with other members regardless of membership levels
  • Promotion of accreditation on AIADR’s mediums

How much will it cost?

One-time registration fee US$150 + NO Annual Fee

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