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The Association offers correspondence courses to new and existing members.

By registering with the Association you will become an Associate Member and join a group of professionals who consider arbitration as a positive alternative procedure for the settling of disputes.  This group of professionals include a network of legal practitioners, (i.e. attorneys, advocates and other legally qualified persons), members of the construction industry (i.e. architects, quantity surveyors, claims consultants, engineers and project managers) and other business persons (e.g. accountants).

There are courses beckoning to be undertaken, which courses can elevate members from Associates to, inter alia, Fellowship membership status and/or enhance a member’s educational background in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  The courses are:

  • Accelerated Arbitration Course for Advocates and Attorneys;
  • Certificate Course in Arbitration;
  • Fellowship Admission Course;
  • Specialisation in Construction Law;
  • Mediation.

General Information:

The courses run annually from February to early December.

The courses are presented under the auspices of the Association’s Tutors’ Committee, under the direction of the Course Director, Adv Donald Joubert, duly assisted by senior qualified arbitrators, all of whom are Fellows and act as tutors in the different courses’ modules.


All the course notes and examination papers are in English.


Payment for the courses must be made in advance, on receipt of which documentation will be emailed.  Contact between students and the Association will be addressed to Mandisa, the Course and Member Manager, at


In exceptional cases candidates, who possess appropriate qualifications and/or experience, may, on application, be granted exemption from one or more of the prescribed modules.


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The Association, in conjunction with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (“RICS”), will be presenting various workshops during the course of the year in order to train and accredit mediators.

The course is structured in a way that provides total immersion in the mediation process.  The week includes over the 40 hours of contact time including demonstrations, roleplay exercises and traditional teaching.  It concludes with an examination and assessment of candidates.  Successful completion results in certification as an Internationally Accredited Mediator.