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International Professional Arbitrator Qualification Assessment

I. Introduction

The professional arbitrator qualification of IDRRMI represents a high standard of professionalism and excellence in arbitration for dispute management and resolution with all IDRRMI professional arbitrators are in possession of passion and integrity.

To become a professional arbitrator of IDRRMI, the candidate must demonstrate to have the experiences commensurate with the knowledge and skills required for a professional arbitrator.

Candidates who either have completed the professional arbitrator training course organized by an IDRRMI Recognised Training Course Provider (RTCP) or possess a professional arbitrator qualification from another institution without passing any professional qualification assessment, are eligible to apply for the Stage I* & Stage II** of the IDRRMI International Professional Arbitrator Qualification Assessment.  Applicants who have achieved a satisfactory result in both Stage I & Stage II of the IDRRMI International Professional Arbitrator Qualification Assessment are eligible to apply to be enlisted on the panel of Certified International Arbitrator (CIAB).

  • *   Stage I Assessment is a 2-hrs writing examination.
  • ** Stage II Assessment is an arbitration award writing assessment.

Arbitrators of professional organizations may apply to IDRRMI International Professional Arbitrator Qualification Assessment

 

Detailed categories and procedures are set in Part III.

II. Eligibility

Applicants must possess one of the following qualifications for attending the assessment

  1. Completed the professional arbitrator training course organized by an IDRRMI Recognised Training Course Provider (RTCP) or
  2. Possess a professional arbitrator qualification issued by an IDRRMI recognized arbitration organization.

(Please contact the Secretariat of the Institute for any enquiries in relation to the list of the accredited courses/RTCP)

II. Arbitrator Qualification Assessment Arrangement and Fee

Category Assessment mode Fee (HKD)
1) Completed the professional arbitrator training course organized by an RTCP, but have not taken/ failed professional qualification assessment
  • Stage I &
  • Stage II
$6,000
2) Possess a professional arbitrator qualification but have not completed an accredited arbitrator course
  • Stage I &
  • Stage II
$6,000
3) Possess a professional arbitrator qualification but have not passed any professional qualification assessment
  • Stage I &
  • Stage II
$6,000
4) Arbitrators of professional organizations who have completed an arbitrator course and passed professional qualification assessment. (*)
  • Professional Interview for CIAB
$2,500
5) Certified International Arbitrator (CIAB) apply for Fellow of Certified International Arbitrator (FCIAB)
  • Professional Interview for FCIAB
$3,500
6) Fellow of Certified International Arbitrator (FCIAb) apply for Senior Certified International Arbitrator (SCIAB)
  • Professional Interview for SCIAB
$5,000

*Applicants need to submit course syllabus or professional qualification assessment materials to the Secretariat.

Retaking assessment

Category Graduates of the professional arbitrator training course organized by RTCP (HKD)

Others (HKD)

Retake all sections (Stage I & II)

$5,000

$6,000
Retake Stage I

$2,000

$2,500
Retake Stage II $3,000 $3,500
Retake Professional Interview for CIAB Not applied $2,500
Retake Professional Interview for FCIAB

$3,500

$3,500
Retake Professional Interview for SCIAB

$5,000

$5,000

Appeal on Assessment Result

Category: Graduates of the professional arbitrator training course organized by RTCP (HKD) Others (HKD)
Application for appeal Stage I $1,500 $2,000
Stage II $2,300 $2,800
Professional Interview for CIAB - $2,000
Professional Interview for FIAB $2,800 $2,800
Professional Interview for SCIAB $4,000 $4,000

Assessment date

The Secretariat will arrange an assessment date with the applicant after the applicant has submitted all the required documents and proofs (the assessment date will be scheduled a minimum of three weeks after the submission completion).

 

Assessment venue

The Secretariat will arrange a suitable assessment venue in accordance with the applicant's location

  • Hong Kong – at the Institute office
  • Mainland China – at our local branch or online
  • The United Kingdom – at our local branch or online
  • Other overseas locations - online

If you have any questions regarding the International Professional Arbitrator Qualification Assessment, please contact the IDRRMI Secretariat at (852) 3622-2178 or email admin@idrrmi.com.

Qualification Assessment (First attempt)

Re-taking Qualification Assessment