This course is designed specifically for practising Advocates and Attorneys who wish to practise as arbitrators and/or qualify for Fellow status of the Association and for appointment as arbitrators by the Association.  The course extends and expands the knowledge and skills that candidates have acquired as a result of their profession.  In order to complete this course successfully, candidates should be prepared to devote approximately 16 hours per week per module to their studies.

Qualification for Application

The prospective student must be or become a Member of the Association and, in addition thereto, he/she must be a practising Advocate or Attorney with at least five years’ experience as such.

Click here for more information on membership.

Course Structure

The course consists of the Law and Practice of Arbitration, International Arbitration and Evidence, and Award Writing.  The Association’s courses will be presented exclusively through e‑learning. 

Any person wanting to undertake the course may apply by completing the application form through the link below. Students will therefore be required to have access to a stable uninterrupted Internet connection and possess the ability to type in order to be able to download the course material, submit the compulsory assignments, receive communications from the Association, and write the online exams.


The fees (inclusive of VAT) are: R40 000.00.

The course material will only be made available to students upon proof of full payment.


Download the Brochure and Application Form.

Submit your application to Miss Mandisa Mthembu (Course and Member Manager) –

Closing Date for Application

29 February 2024

Information Booklets

Please download the Information Booklet.

Financial Assistance

Learn more about the Association’s Financial Assistance for educational training here.


Contact Miss Mandisa Mthembu (Course and Member Manager) for assistance.