Maintain your accreditation
To maintain your accreditation as an arbitrator, you must meet the specific requirements of the Policy for the Registration of Practising Arbitrators.
All grade one and grade two arbitration accreditations are reviewed every three years in a process known as 'the triennial review'. This process is detailed in section 10 of the Policy for the Registration of Practising Arbitrators. To maintain your accreditation you must be a member of Resolution Institute, meet CPD requirements and meet masterclass requirements.
To maintain your accreditation as an adjudicator, you must complete one masterclass every three year review period. We aim to hold a masterclass in each jurisdiction every two years. Details of upcoming adjudication masterclasses will be emailed to the Register of Adjudicators.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme
All accredited arbitrators must undertake at least 30 hours of eligible training every three years, with a target to complete 10 hours in arbitration or related determinative practices each year. This is to ensure that arbitrators provide the best quality service to the public.
Record Your CPD in Our Online CPD Tracker
Aims of the CPD scheme
The CPD scheme aims to:
- Engage members in a range of high quality professional development activities, with credit given for the level of participation in these activities.
- Achieve and maintain high standards of professional competence and ethical behaviour.
- Demonstrate to courts and the community that Resolution Institute is committed to the accountability of its members, in requiring them to undertake continuing professional development activities which keep their expertise current and which are of benefit both to the members and the community at large.
- Promote public perception of Resolution Institute and its members as proponents of high standards of professional excellence in the resolution of disputes.
Eligible activities that Resolution Institute accepts as continuing professional development are as follows:
- Resolution Institute conferences, masterclasses, seminars, workshops, forums, discussion evenings and other educational activities conducted by the state committees. Each activity will be given a CPD rating depending on the time involved and level of participation required of participants.
- Conferences, courses and seminars conducted by other professional bodies and approved by Resolution Institute for CPD purposes. Satisfactory completion of undergraduate or postgraduate courses at a recognised tertiary institution, or other provider approved by Resolution Institute in advance.
- Lecturing or tutoring in undergraduate or postgraduate courses at a recognised tertiary institution (including tutoring in the National Professional Certificate course), or other provider approved by Resolution Institute in advance.
- Presentation of original written material at Resolution Institute CPD events, or other conferences, seminars and courses approved by Resolution Institute for CPD purposes.
- Published papers and articles.
- Professional practice (including writing awards and pupil training) as an arbitrator, mediator or other dispute resolution practitioner, or legal practice in arbitration or dispute resolution.
- Approved pupillage.
- Reading time spent on professional journals, articles and other publications in the area of arbitration and/or dispute resolution.
Failure to meet CPD scheme requirements
Unless otherwise excused from compliance on sufficient cause being shown, if a graded arbitrator or accredited adjudicator has failed to complete the required number of hours of eligible activities within the relevant calendar year or triennium, then they shall abide by the requirements of Resolution Institute to make up any shortfall.
Resolution Institute is the membership body incorporating the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators (IAMA) and LEADR. Resolution Institute performs the functions previously offered by those organisations. Resolution Institute has adopted this scheme at integration on 1 January 2015, previously adopted by the Council of IAMA on 15 November 2007 for use by members seeking or renewing grading, regrading or accreditation.