what is your arbitrator designation?
i have the chartered arbitrator (c.arb) designation. it is the most senior designation offered in canada to arbitrators.
i received my c.arb from the adr institute of canada. there were several componenets to achieving it.
first, i had to complete an intensive arbitration course. a total of over 150 hours of course time was involved. i was required to complete 37 assignments of 25+ pages, along with two written exams. the late dr. richard beifuss was my instructor + i am forever grateful for his guidance.
real life experience, insurance + subscribing to a code of ethics were other components of the criteria to be considered for my designation.
once i met all that criteria, i was required to present two of my arbitration awards + appear before a committee of five veteran arbitrators. i had to satisfy the committee that i was worthy of the designation to be recommended for the designation that the adr institute of canada bestowed upon me.
the c.arb designation represents the culmination of many years of hard work. i am proud to have it as i believe it is indicative of my commitment, education, experience + skill in arbitrating.