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Designations - CHARTERED, QUALIFIED AND CERTIFIED

In order to ensure and encourage enhanced professionalism and adherence to best practices, ADRIO™ has developed an online course: Practical Ethics for Working Mediators. This Course is now mandatory for applicants for all Mediation designations: Qualified Mediator (Q.Med), Chartered Mediator (C.Med) and Certified Family Mediator (Cert.F.Med)

About the Designations:


Chartered Mediator (C.Med)

As a member you can get more information on the assessment process and learn additional benefits of the C.Med designation by visiting your Member Portal and viewing the recording titled "2014Oct16 - C. Med Information Night ADRIO" (Filed in Member Resources > Special Interest Section Meetings).

1. What is a Chartered Mediator (C.Med) designation?

The “C.Med” or “Chartered Mediator” designation is Canada's most senior official designation for practising mediators.

View Assessment Criteria (effective September 1, 2011) for Chartered Mediators.

Clarification re Footnote #4 in the C.Med Criteria
“The intended interpretation of Footnote #4 relating to a “Paid Mediation” is as follows: The criteria in Footnote #4 is intended to be applied individually to each of the 15 mediations presented by the applicant, and specifically where a mediation is not fee-paid, the RCMAC shall look at whether the mediation is demonstrably complex and involved, and may at its discretion accept the mediation being considered toward the 15 total mediations. There is no specific minimum number of fee paid mediations of the 15 total mediations required, providing this criteria is applied to each unpaid mediation.”


For the Application for Chartered Mediators click here.

2. Are there prerequisites?

The applicant must be a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario™ (or any other regional association). Click here for fees and application forms.

There are extensive training and experience requirements which you should review before you consider applying.

3. Is there a fee for the C.Med application?

Yes, the Application Fee is $500.00 (plus HST) made payable to the ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc. This covers the costs of administering the accreditation process. This is a one-time application fee.

4. Is there an ongoing cost?

Yes. The annual fee to maintain your C.Med designation is $178 (plus HST) payable to ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. The national organization bills you every year. You must also remain a member in good standing with the ADR Institute of Ontario™ to retain this designation.

6. How do I apply?

Forward your completed application form along with any attachments necessary to verify the courses you have taken and the work you have done (think of it as marketing yourself to the accreditation committee), to:

ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc.
405- 234 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 1K5
Attention: Mena Sestito, Manager of Membership & Accreditations
416-487-4447 ext. 101


Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb)

1. What is a Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb) designation?

The C. Arb Or Chartered Arbitrator designation is Canada's only official designation for practising Arbitrators. Please click here for a more complete description of the requirements can be found.

2. Are there prerequisites?

The applicant must be a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario™ (or any other regional association). Click here for fees and application forms.

There are extensive training and experience requirements which you should review before applying.

3. Where do I get the C.Arb Application Form?

You can print the application form from this website or phone the Ontario regional office at (416) 487-4447, and they will mail or fax a copy upon request.

4. Is there a fee for the C.Arb application?

Yes, the Application Fee is $500.00 (plus HST). This covers the costs of administering the accreditation process. This is a one-time application fee.

5. Is there an ongoing cost?

The annual fee to maintain your C.Arb designation is $178.00 (plus HST). The national organization bills you every year. You must also remain a member in good standing with the ADR Institute of Ontario™ to retain this designation.

6. How do I apply?

Forward your completed application form, and payment along with any attachments necessary to verify the courses you have taken and the work you have done (think of it as marketing yourself to the accreditation committee), to:

ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc.
234 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 405
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 1K5
Attention: Mena Sestito, Manager of Membership & Accreditations
416-487-4447 ext. 101


Qualified Mediator (Q.Med) / Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb)

These designations are to recognize practitioners who have completed sufficient mediation / arbitration and related dispute resolution training to be qualified to practice. They are an intermediate step for practitioners working to receive their Chartered designation.

The designations assist the practitioner by providing a nationally recognized credential to show that they have met minimum nationally set standards for training and/or experience. (Since these standards are minimum national standards, regional affiliates may set higher local standards if they so desire.)

The designations will assist the public to select a practitioner who has been reviewed to determine if that they are qualified by training and/or experience to conduct mediations or arbitrations.

For Qualified Mediator criteria and fees, click here.
For the Qualified Mediator application form, click here.
The Q.Med application fee is $200.00 (plus HST). The ongoing annual fee for maintaining the designation is $99.00 (plus HST) per year, in addition to membership dues.

For Qualified Arbitrator criteria, click here.
For the Qualified Arbitrator application form, click here.
The Q.Arb application fee is $200.00 (plus HST). The ongoing annual fee for maintaining the designation is $99.00 (plus HST) per year, in addition to membership dues.

ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc.
234 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 405
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 1K5
Attention: Mena Sestito, Manager of Membership & Accreditations
416-487-4447 ext. 101


Certified Family Mediator / Arbitrator

Anyone doing family mediation or family arbitration can now apply to The ADR Institute of Ontario™ for the Certified Family Mediator or Certified Family Arbitrator Designation.

The Child Welfare Secretariat of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services has specifically approved the Cert. F. Med designation as a qualifying prerequisite for the Child Protection Mediation Training offered by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services through the University of Toronto and Seneca College.

For Certified Family Mediator and Arbitrator requirements and fees, click here.

For Certified Family Mediator criteria, click here.

For Certified Family Arbitrator criteria, click here.

For the Certified Family Mediator application form, click here.

For the Certified Family Arbitrator application form, click here.

Please call Mena Sestito at 416-487-4447 ext. 101 for more information about these designations.

 

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