Professional Designations

A Member in good standing of the Institute can apply through his or her
affiliate to be granted one of the following distinguished national designations:

  • Chartered Mediator
  • Qualified Mediator
  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Qualified Arbitrator

These designations allow our members to convey their level of experience and
skill to prospective users of their services based on an objective third
party assessment.

Users of ADR services or lawyers and other professionals referring clients
feel confident knowing that when they choose an ADR professional with a
designation granted by ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) they are choosing an individual whose
performance has been reviewed and assessed by a committee of senior and
respected practitioners who have verified that the professional is working
at a particular level.

Highly experienced members can apply for the Chartered Mediator (C.Med.),
or Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.) designation.  These designations are known and respected across Canada and internationally. These are the most senior designations offered by the Institute.

Members with extensive training and some practice experience can apply for
the Qualified Mediator (Q.Med.) or Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) designation that indicates they have been judged to be practising at an intermediate level.

Fees: For members of ADR Institute of Manitoba, the fee for applying for a Qualified Mediator or Qualified Arbitrator Designation is $100.00 (no GST).  The fee for applying for a Chartered Mediator or Chartered Arbitrator Designation is $200.00 (no GST).  A notice will be sent to the applicant once their application has been processed and prior to a Skills Assessment being scheduled.

Once a national designation has been granted to a member, there are annual maintenance fees due to ADR Institute of Canada.  These are different from annual membership dues.

Please review the information and application criteria on the ADR Institute of Canada website at:

Please use the application forms from the ADR Institute of Canada website, also available here:

C.Med Application form

Q.Med Application form of the ADR Institute of Manitoba

C.Arb Application form

Q.Arb Application form

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