Student: Online Introduction to ADR course & assessment 2023


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This popular online course provides an introduction to the various methods of ADR. This specially discounted offer for the course and assessment is open to eligible students until 31 December 2023.

Normal price £99 – offer ends: 31 December 2023

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is used to resolve many disputes in many countries, providing a valuable alternative to the courts system. In many cases, it can be a faster and a more flexible way to resolve disputes. They can also be conducted in private and be less confrontational.

Disputes can arise in almost any sector and knowing what ADR is and the various processes involved is beneficial in any career path you take. Our popular online course provides you with an introduction to the various methods of ADR.  

If you are considering a career in ADR or are in a position where you may be advising others who could benefit from ADR, or where you might need to use it yourself, this course is ideal for you.

 As a special discounted offer for you, you can take both the course and assessment for just £54. But hurry, this offer ends 31 December 2023.

This course is self-paced, and you will have twenty-eight days to complete both the course and assessment.

Once you have successfully completed the course and assessment, you will be able to:

  • Understand the background to ADR.
  • Understand how ADR can support dispute cases.
  • Describe the processes and procedures of the various forms of ADR.
  • Be eligible to apply for Associate membership of CIArb.

The syllabus covers:

  • Arbitration
  • Conciliation
  • Construction Adjudication
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Expert Determination · MED-ARB
  • Mediation
  • Mini-Trial
  • Negotiation
  • Neutral Expert Fact-Finding
  • Ombudsman
  • Online Dispute Resolution
  • Private Judging
  • Summary Jury Trial

Eligibility for offer

To be eligible for this offer you must be a Student member of CIArb. Student membership is completely free and open to anyone currently studying at a university or other higher education institute. Complete the Member Application form.


To be eligible for this offer you must be a Student member of CIArb which is completely free and currently studying at a university or other higher education institute. Complete the Member Application form.

Format: Online.

Duration: The course is self-paced. Once you are successfully registered, the course and assessment will be activated and you will have 28 days within which to complete both.

Delivery: Remotely accessed e-learning which is available on-demand.


Opportunities beyond this course:

Once you have successfully completed CIArb - Student: Introduction to ADR Online Course & Assessment, you can apply to become an Associate member of CIArb which signifies to clients, colleagues and regulators that you have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to achieving the highest level of knowledge, skills and behaviour in ADR. Become an Associate member and you can:

  • Raise your profile by displaying the globally recognised and respected ACIArb after your name.
  • Build your network through our international and inclusive community of members spanning 149 countries.
  • Develop your knowledge and skills through CIArb's world-renowned training, events and resources.
  • Promote your skills and experience through CIArb's Membership Directory.
  • Keep up to date with industry and CIArb's news and views through our newsletters, digital magazine and journal.

To unlock this course/assessment, you need to have at least one of the below prerequisites completed

No additional courses are unlocked by this course

Associate member

CIArb membership is an internationally recognized professional status in Alternative Dispute Resolution. It demonstrates a high standard of education and experience along with a commitment to development and keeping your skills current. Successfully passing this course will make you eligible for Associate Grade. Associate membership gives a competitive advantage needed to stand out from the crowd and demonstrates a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and excellence. Associate members can use the designatory letters ACIArb.