Professional Development Program:

Arbitration for Professionals Certificate

Arbitration For Professionals Certificate

This online arbitration training program is accredited by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada (ADRIC) and meets the basic mediation education training component required to achieve the Qualified Arbitrator designation. 

Entrance Requirements: Post-Secondary degree or diploma and OR relevant experience

The Arbitration for Professionals certificate will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to arbitrate, manage and resolve issues and determine the outcome of various disputes. This arbitration training course is designed for those wishing to become arbitrators, or who seek a greater understanding of the skills involved in arbitration.

The course will give candidates a basic understanding of the principles of good practice and procedure in arbitration. As part of the course students will participate in 14 hours of mandatory role play sessions and mock hearings via conference call with the instructor and fellow classmates, in order to meet training requirements outlined by the ADRIO and ADRIC. The Instructor also offers optional weekly live sessions via conference call to participate in discussions.

The mandatory role play and mock hearing sessions via conference call will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays (mandatory), 6:30 - 8:30 PM EST. Please note these times and days are subject to change.

This 10 week certificate is delivered fully online so that you can complete assignments when it’s most convenient for you, all while receiving support from a dedicated instructor and interacting with classmates.


Who Can Take the Course?

Individuals interested in the course must have post-secondary education (degree/diploma) or relevant experience. The course is intended for candidates who are new to the field of arbitration, those who wish to learn more about arbitration and its benefits to users, and those who are considering further study to become an arbitrator and wish to become a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada, and other provincial ADR associations.

What is an Arbitrator?

An arbitrator functions more like a judge, and determines outcomes of disputes based on evidence and law presented in an arbitration. Arbitration is binding, and the outcome can be legally enforced. A mediator helps parties negotiates a settlement that will satisfy all the parties but does not decide a dispute.

Arbitration can be as expensive and as time consuming as litigation, but doesn’t have to be. Parties and their lawyers can reduce costs by limiting documents and discoveries, and giving the arbitrator the power to make the process more efficient. Eliminating the right to appeal can also give parties a faster and less expensive arbitration.


  • Introduction to Arbitration Law in Canada (2 Weeks)

  • Administrative Law (2 Weeks)

  • The Law of Evidence in Canada (2 Weeks)

  • Conducting an Arbitration Hearing (2 Weeks)

  • Law and Ethics in Arbitration (2 Weeks)


The chart below outlines the cost of the Arbitration for Professional classes if you choose to take them individually.

A $200 non-refundable registration fee is charged to register for the course. We offer a payment plan for tuition of three equal payments of $598.33 at week 3, week 6, and week 9.

**Group and employer discounts are available for 3 or more students**

*Students are responsible for purchasing these additional printed OR digital textbooks

ADRIC Arbitration Rules (Downloadable – Free)

The ADRIC Arbitration Handbook ($134)

Courses Individual Cost
Introduction to Arbitration Law in Canada (2 Weeks) $359
Administrative Law (2 Weeks) $359
The Law of Evidence in Canada (2 Weeks) $359
Conducting an Arbitration Hearing (2 Weeks) $359
Law and Ethics in Arbitration (2 Weeks) $359

Total Cost

$1,795 CAD+ $200 REG.FEE

Kompass Professional Development

1700 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
R3J 0E1