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Becoming a designated ADR Professional can be a long process.  The staff at ADRIO are here to help!

Below are some simple steps and guidelines to follow to ensure your application process goes smoothly:

 Apply for Full membership in ADRIO

-Criteria for Full membership requires a minimum of 40 hours training in any ADR field (Mediation, Arbitration, Coaching, Facilitation etc.)

-Completion of the online Ethics course provided by ADRIO

To apply for membership click here:  https://adr-ontario.ca/full-member-new-member-sign-up/

Dues are for a full year (January to December) and are prorated depending on the time of year you apply.

Once you are notified your application has been accepted you will be given details on how to register for the online Ethics course and will be given a coupon code to use for a $60 discount on the cost of the course.  You can click here for further details of this course:

You have 90 days to register for this course once you become a member.  Once you have registered you then have 60 days to complete the course.  Courses not completed within this timeframe will result in suspension of your membership until such time as you have completed the course.

Until the Ethics course is completed your membership remains conditional.  You cannot proceed further in the designation process.  Email a copy of your Ethics course certificate to Morgan to expedite the removal of the condition from your membership.  finance@adr-ontario.ca

Choose the Designation Path

-ADRIO processes applications for the following ADR Canada designations:

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

You can obtain the criteria, qualifications and applications forms for these designations on the ADRIO website here:

The Qualified Designations are entry level designations in the ADR field.

Chartered Mediator (C.Med) and Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb)

You can obtain the criteria, qualifications and applications forms for these designations on the ADRIO website here:

Chartered Mediator

Chartered Arbitrator

The Chartered Designations are advanced designations.

In addition to the full membership requirements, these designations also have education, experience, insurance and other prerequisites that must be in place before you apply.  Read the criteria and if in doubt you can call Mena or Morgan at Extension 101 or 102 for further assistance.

Applications received without all the criteria completed will be returned for correction and will not be processed.

-ADRIO processes applications for the following ADRIO designations:

Certified Family Mediator (Cert.F.Med) and Certified Family Arbitrator (Cert.F.Arb)

You can obtain the criteria, qualifications and applications forms for these designations on the ADRIO website here:

Apply for Errors and Omissions Coverage

-You can apply for and purchase E&O insurance through the ADRIC program with Marsh Canada.  The link below will allow you to apply for and receive a quote for coverage:

Coverage must be in place before you apply for a designation. If you have coverage through your employer or another professional association, you do not need to purchase additional coverage.

Send in Your Application

-Once your application form is completed, all criteria have been met, all documents have been included that have been requested and E&O coverage proof is attached, you may send in your application as follows:

By email:  membership@adr-ontario.ca

By post:  ADR Institute of Ontario

                  405-234 Eglinton Avenue East

                  Toronto, M4P 1K5

By fax:  416-487-4429

Please ensure you have enclosed either your cheque or credit card information for the collection of your application fees.

The application fee for the Q Designations are $200 payable to ADRIO

The application fee for the C Designations are $500 payable to ADRIO

The application fee for the Cert Designations are $300 payable to ADRIO

Processing Times

-After receiving your designation application, it is reviewed to ensure it is complete and payment has been attached.

The application is then forwarded to the appropriate designation committee for review.  This process can take up to 8 weeks or longer.

If your application is successful it will be forwarded to ADR Canada for the issuance of your credentials.

If your application requires further support ADRIO will contact you with further requirements from the designation committee.

Contact

At any time during this process ADRIO Staff are available to help.

416-487-4447 X 101 Mena or X 102 Morgan

membership@adr-ontario.ca or info@adr-ontario.ca

After Your Designation is Issued

-Once ADR Canada issues your designation they will be in touch with your directly regarding the payment of your annual designation renewal fees and CEE reports.

Please contact their office directly for information concerning these fees and payments.

memberservices@adric.ca or 416-487-4733