The Q.Med criteria are being revised and applications will not be accepted until the new criteria is launched. The expected launch date is September 1, 2021. If you wish to be notified when the new applications are available, please send a note to Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Applications can be submitted digitally by emailing
At this time, please do not mail your application to our head office address.

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.

Q.Med application forms and guidelines will be updated soon. 

For Qualified Arbitrator criteria, click here.
For the Qualified Arbitrator application form, see below.
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: Member Experience Specialist, Rachael Whitzman

View Q.Arb Application Criteria: Q.Arb Criteria

View Q.Arb Application Form: ADRIO_QArb_Application