A member in good standing of the Institute can apply through his or her affiliate to be granted one of the following distinguished national designations:

  • Chartered Mediator
  • Qualified Mediator
  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Qualified Mediator

These designations allow our members to convey their level of experience and skill to prospective users of their services based on an objective third party assessment.

Users of ADR services or lawyers and other professionals referring clients feel confident knowing that when they choose an ADR professional with a designation granted by ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) they are choosing an individual whose performance has been reviewed and assessed by a committee of senior and respected practitioners who have verified that the professional is working at a particular level.

Highly experienced members can apply for the Chartered Mediator (C.Med.), or Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.) designation. These designations are known and respected across Canada and internationally. These are the most senior designations offered by the Institute.

Members with extensive training and some practice experience can apply for the Qualified Mediator (Q.Med.) or Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) designation that indicates they have been judged to be practising at an intermediate level.

Application Fees: For members of ADR Institute of Saskatchewan, the fee for applying for a Qualified Mediator or Qualified Arbitrator Designation is $100.00 + GST. The fee for applying for a Chartered Mediator or Chartered Arbitrator Designation is $200.00 + GST. A notice will be sent to the applicant once their application has been processed and prior to a Skills Assessment being scheduled.

Maintenance Fees: Once a national designation has been granted to a member, there are annual maintenance fees due to ADR Institute of Canada. The maintenance fee for Chartered designations is $198.00 + GST (2020 fee); the maintenance fee for Qualified designations is $99.00 + GST (2020 fee).

Information and Application Forms: For more information, application criteria, and application forms, please visit the national ADR Institute of Canada website at:

Please use the generic designation application forms available on the ADR Institute of Canada website.  ADRSK does not have its own versions of these forms.

Submitting your designation application:  Please send in electronic format to After receipt of the package, the designation application fee will be uploaded to your Member Portal, and you will be contacted to provide payment, after which your application will be reviewed by the Designations Assessment Committee.