The standard Route to Membership is by attending Tutorials and the passing of written examinations up to Module 1 level. It has been recognized that this standard Route to membership may not be appropriate for experienced Lawyers and Arbitrators who have been in active practice for three or more years. This special program is open to members and non-members of the Institute who are experienced Arbitrators with an approved legal qualification or civil litigation lawyers with at least three years experience including appropriate exposure to arbitration law and practice.
The course is not a teaching course but an assessment of knowledge of relevant law including the law and practice of arbitration as well as self-presentation and judgment skills of the candidate.
To prepare for the course a pre-course reading workbook is issue and an extra reference reading list is attached to the application form. This should be read before attending the course.
An eligible candidate is deemed to be up to date with the law of contract, tort and evidence as well as the law and practice of arbitration, for purposes of qualifying.