About our Courses

Although litigation has its advantages, it can be expensive, inflexible and time-consuming. That’s why more and more disputes are now being resolved out of court using alternative dispute resolution (ADR). As the use of ADR increases, there’s never been a better time to train with CIArb.

The most commonly practiced forms of ADR are arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

Why train with CIArb?

Whether you’re new to ADR and want to find out more, or an experienced practitioner looking for career-enhancing training, CIArb has a course and qualification for you.

Our courses offer a progressive educational ‘ladder’ for newcomers to ADR, right through to those with advanced levels of knowledge and skills. These courses enable you to keep abreast of changes in the legal environment, develop your knowledge and skills, meet industry peers and exchange ideas.

In addition, our courses will qualify you for membership of CIArb as Associate (ACIArb), Member (MCIArb) or Fellow (FCIArb). These internationally-recognised qualifications will provide you with a powerful mark of quality assurance. For more information, click [here].

Training Pathways

The Pathways programme provides a progressive educational ‘ladder’, starting from the level of a new-comer to the field right through to advanced levels of knowledge and skills. By choosing the appropriate CIArb Training Pathway, you will gain expert know-how and recognition you need from the world’s leading professional body for dispute resolution.

Use our Training Pathways to establish which course or level of membership is best for your skills and experience as well as which course you should take if you wish to upgrade to a higher level of membership. If you need any help working out which course is right for you, view our Training pathway, or contact our CIArb Singapore Secretariat directly.

 

Upcoming Courses

Information on the courses in 2024 would be made available soon.

 

Past Courses – 2023

IN-PERSON Accelerated Route to Fellowship - International Arbitration Featuring Fireside Chat with Francis Xavier SC (30 November to 2 December 2023)

Take the next step in your arbitration career and achieve a globally recognised accreditation as an arbitration professional. Fast-track your way to Fellowship of Ciarb with our in-person Accelerated Route to Fellowship International Arbitration course. Benefit from networking with peers and in-person feedback from experienced arbitrators. There will be a bonus fireside chat with distinguished arbitrator Francis Xavier SC and networking session held during the course.

Upon completing the course and assessment, you will be eligible to apply for a peer interview to become a Ciarb Fellow. Ciarb Fellowship (FCIArb) is internationally recognised and respected and required by many global dispute panels.

The Accelerated Route to Fellowship has been designed for busy professionals who have substantial knowledge and experience of International Arbitration already. You will be assessed on your knowledge of the principles and procedure of International Arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and on writing a reasoned and enforceable International Arbitration Award.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard worldwide benchmarks. Please refer to the Course Information for details.

Course fees: S$3,200 (Ciarb members)/ S$3,400 (members of reciprocating organisations) / S$3,700 (non-members). The course fee includes networking lunches and teas and assessments over 2 days of workshops led by experienced arbitrators and is inclusive of the fee for the award writing exam (GBP408).

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg.
 
Registrations close on 3 November 2023.
Applied Arbitration for Fellows (1 to 2 September 2023)

The course is for Fellows of the CIArb who have not yet had practical experience of being an arbitrator and who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in a realistic simulation of an arbitration proceeding, under the guidance of highly experienced and respected arbitration practitioners.

Course fees:
Early Bird Pricing (payment by 21 July 2023): $2,999
Standard Pricing (payment after 21 July 2023): S$3,499

Please refer to Course Information for more details.

Please register for the course via the Registration Form.

For enquiry, please email secretariat@ciarb.org.sg.

Your application should confirm that you comply with the entry requirements set out above and should also provide a statement of no more than 250 words as to why you would like to attend this course.

Registrations close on 18 August 2023.

Accelerated Route to Membership (12 July to 13 July 2023)

Get internationally recognised arbitration credentials through the fast-track to CIARB Membership.

The Accelerated Route to Membership has been designed for busy professionals who already understand the law and practice of International Arbitration from practice and want to get recognition and qualifications based on that existing knowledge. It is also an essential step for anyone aiming for Fellowship and for those who aim to practice as an Arbitrator. CIARB is the only organisation offering globally recognised qualifications in arbitration.

The workshop style programme is led by experienced international arbitration practitioners. By successfully completing the programme you are demonstrating your ability to:

  • Explain the principles and specific legal requirements in an international arbitration.
  • Evaluate and apply the principles and legal requirements of an international arbitration.
  • Identify, explain and apply the legal procedural principles, rules and arguments relevant to the conduct of an international arbitration.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against international benchmarks.

Course fees: S$2,500

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for more details.

To register for the course, kindly complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg.

Registrations close on 30 June 2023.

Introduction to International Arbitration (20 June 2023)

The course aims to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Course fees:

  • Student: S$500
  • Members of reciprocating organisations: S$650
  • Standard: S$800

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for more details.

To register for the course, kindly complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg.

Registrations close on 14 June 2023.

Module 2 Law of Obligations (3 November 2022 to 11 May 2023)

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the relevant principles in the law of tort and the law of contract in the context of how disputes may arise and be resolved. This course is designed to consider both common and civil law jurisdictional principles to give a solid grounding to all practitioners.

This course is intended for individuals who may not have studied law previously and wish to gain an understanding of the elements of the law of obligations that affect matters in civil and commercial disputes in a variety of different jurisdictions. It is suitable for anyone with a general interest in dispute resolution and is essential for individuals who wish to go on to become qualified Arbitrators, Adjudicators or Mediators. It is also suitable for those from either system of law wishing to improve or refresh their knowledge of the more unfamiliar system of law.

Course fees: S$2,600

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for more details.

To register for the course, kindly complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg.

Registrations close on 20 October 2022.

Introduction to International Arbitration (15 March 2023)

The course aims to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Course fees:

  • Student: S$500
  • Members of reciprocating organisations: S$650
  • Standard: S$800

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for more details.

To register for the course, kindly complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg.

Registrations close on 8 March 2023.

 

Past Courses – 2022

Introduction to International Arbitration (20 October 2022)

The course aims to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Course fees: S$450

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for more details.

To register for the course, kindly complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg.

Registrations close on 6 October 2022.

Accelerated Route to Fellowship - International Arbitration (15 to 19 August 2022)

This course is to provide a fast-track route to Fellowship through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway. The Accelerated Route to Fellowship has been designed for busy professionals who have substantial unassessed knowledge and experience of International Arbitration. The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of International Arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules and is capable of writing an reasoned and enforceable International Arbitration Award.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks.

This programme focuses on the process, practice and procedures in International Arbitration which is an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an International Arbitrator.

Course fees: S$3,000 / S$3,150 (Please refer to Course Information for details)

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for  more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg.

Registrations close on 25 July 2022.

Accelerated Route to Membership (12 July to 14 July 2022)

The aim of this course is to provide a fast-track route to Membership through the International (i.e., non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway. The Accelerated Route to Membership has been designed for busy professionals who have some unassessed knowledge of International Arbitration. The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to understand the process of International Arbitration.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks.

The programme covers the law underpinning the process and procedure of International Arbitration. It is therefore valuable for anyone who is conversant with the law and practice of International Arbitration generally, whether as a party or party representative. It is also an essential step for anyone aiming for Fellowship and for those who aim to practice as an Arbitrator.

Course fees: S$2,300

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for more details.

To register for the course, kindly complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg.

Registrations close on 22 June 2022.

Module 1 Law, Practice & Procedure of International Arbitration (31 March to 14 July 2022)

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the procedural elements of an International (ie. non- domestic) Arbitration, using legislation based on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law, regional Arbitration law, and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules to enable them to understand and participate in such proceedings. The course focuses on legal principles, process, practice and procedure in International Arbitration. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand this topic generally, for example as a party, party representative or witness. It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow of CIArb, and for those who aim to practise as an International Arbitrator.

Course fees: S$2,300

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for more details.

To register for the course, kindly complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg.

Registrations close on 17 March 2022.

Module 3 Evidence, Decision Making and Award Writing of International Arbitration (1 March to 10 June 2022)

This module provides candidates with the knowledge required to understand and consider evidence, to weigh it up and analyse submissions, arrive at a conclusion and write a final, reasoned and enforceable Arbitration Award in compliance with UNCITRAL Model Law. This course focuses on the processes followed by an Arbitrator in defining the issues that have to be decided by an Award, dealing with the submissions made by the parties, analysing the appropriate law, evaluating the evidence, applying the law to that evidence, arriving at a conclusion and then writing a final, reasoned and enforceable Award.

Course fees: S$2,700

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for more details.

To register for the course, kindly complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg.

Registrations close on 15 February 2022.

 

Past Courses – 2021

Introduction to International Arbitration (29 October 2021)

This aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction. 

Course fees: S$450

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for  more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to STavabalan@ciarb.org.

Registrations close on 15 October 2021.

Accelerated Route to Fellowship - International Arbitration (16 to 20 August 2021)

This course is to provide a fast-track route to Fellowship through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway. The Accelerated Route to Fellowship has been designed for busy professionals who have substantial unassessed knowledge and experience of International Arbitration. The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of International Arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules and is capable of writing an reasoned and enforceable International Arbitration Award.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks.

This programme focuses on the process, practice and procedures in International Arbitration which is an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an International Arbitrator.

Course fees: S$3,000 / S$3,150 (Please refer to Course Information for details)

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for  more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to STavabalan@ciarb.org.

Registrations close on 28 July 2021.

Module 1 - Law, Practice & Procedure of International Arbitration (22 April to 15 July 2021)

This course is to provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the procedural elements of an International (ie. non- domestic) Arbitration, using legislation based on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law, regional Arbitration law, and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules to enable them to understand and participate in such proceedings. The course focuses on legal principles, process, practice and procedure in International Arbitration. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand this topic generally, for example as a party, party representative or witness. It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow of CIArb, and for those who aim to practise as an International Arbitrator.

Course fees: S$1,450

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for  more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to STavabalan@ciarb.org.

Registrations close on 15 April 2021.

Module 2 - Law of Obligations (15 April to 16 September 2021)

This course is to provide an understanding of the relevant principles in the law of tort and the law of contract in the context of how disputes may arise and be resolved. This course is designed to consider both common and civil law jurisdictional principles to give a solid grounding to all practitioners.

This course is intended for individuals who may not have studied law previously and wish to gain an understanding of the elements of the law of obligations that affect matters in civil and commercial disputes in a variety of different jurisdictions. It is suitable for anyone with a general interest in dispute resolution and is essential for individuals who wish to go on to become qualified Arbitrators, Adjudicators or Mediators. It is also suitable for those from either system of law wishing to improve or refresh their knowledge of the more unfamiliar system of law.

Course fees: S$2,700

Please refer to Course Information and Course Schedule for  more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to STavabalan@ciarb.org.

Registrations close on 14 April 2021.

Introduction to International Arbitration (19 March 2021)

This course is to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Course fees: S$450

Please refer to Course Information for  more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to STavabalan@ciarb.org.

Registrations close on 17 March 2021.

 

Past Courses – 2020

Module 1 - Law, Practice and Procedure of International Arbitration (27 August - 10 December 2020)

This course is to provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the procedural elements of an International (ie. non- domestic) Arbitration, using legislation based on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law, regional Arbitration law, and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules to enable them to understand and participate in such proceedings. The course focuses on legal principles, process, practice and procedure in International Arbitration. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand this topic generally, for example as a party, party representative or witness. It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow of CIArb, and for those who aim to practise as an International Arbitrator.

Course fees: S$2300 nett

Please refer to Course Details and Course Schedule for more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to STavabalan@ciarb.org. Registrations close on 20 August 2020.

For more information, please email to: STavabalan@ciarb.org

Module 4 - International Arbitration Award Writing (10 December 2019 - 29 May 2020)

This course is to provide the candidate with the knowledge required to analyses submissions, arrive at a conclusion and write a final, reasoned and enforceable arbitration Award in compliance with the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules. This course focuses on the processes followed by an arbitrator in defining the issues that have to be decided by an Award, dealing with the submissions made by the parties, analyzing the appropriate law, evaluating the evidence, applying the law to that evidence, arriving at a conclusion and then writing a final, reasoned and enforceable Award. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the processes involved in award writing. It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an international arbitrator.

Course fees: S$2300 nett

Please refer to Course Details and Course Schedule for more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to STavabalan@ciarb.org. Registrations close on 25 November 2019.

For more information, please email to: STavabalan@ciarb.org

Introduction to International Arbitration (7 February 2020)

This course is to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Course fees: S$750 (Standard Fee), S$600 (Members of Reciprocal Organisations and S$400 (Full-time Students)

Please refer to Course Details and Course Schedule for more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to STavabalan@ciarb.org. Registrations close on 30 January 2020.

For more information, please email to: STavabalan@ciarb.org

 

Past Courses – 2019

Module 3 - International Arbitration Practice & Procedure (23 August 2019 - 29 November 2019)

This course is to provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the main procedural elements of an international (i.e. non-domestic)arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules, to enable them to understand and participate in such proceedings.

Course fees: S$2,400 nett

Please refer to Course Details and Course Schedule for more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to STavabalan@ciarb.org. Registrations close on 22 August 2019.

For more information, please email to: STavabalan@ciarb.org

Introduction to International Arbitration (30 October 2019)

This course is to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. nondomestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Accelerated Route To Fellowship (ARF) (1 & 2 October 2019)

This course is to provide a fast-track route towards Fellowship through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway. The Accelerated Route Towards Fellowship has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have substantial unassessed knowledge and experience of international arbitration. The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of international arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules and is capable of progressing to Module 4 – International Arbitration Award Writing. Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks. This programme focuses on the process, practice and procedures in international arbitration – with the exception of writing a reasoned and enforceable Award. It is an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an arbitrator.

Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) (13 August 2019 - 14 August 2019)

This course is to provide a fast-track route to Membership through the International (i.e. nondomestic) Arbitration Pathway. The Accelerated Route to Membership has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have some unassessed knowledge of international arbitration. The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to understand the process of international arbitration.

Module 4 - International Award Writing (15 February 2019 - 19 July 2019)

This course is to provide the candidate with the knowledge required to analyses submissions, arrive at a conclusion and write a final, reasoned and enforceable arbitration Award in compliance with the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules. This course focuses on the processes followed by an arbitrator in defining the issues that have to be decided by an Award, dealing with the submissions made by the parties, analyzing the appropriate law, evaluating the evidence, applying the law to that evidence, arriving at a conclusion and then writing a final, reasoned and enforceable Award. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the processes involved in award writing. It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an international arbitrator.

Module 2 - Law of International Arbitration (31 January 2019 - 12 June 2019)

This course is to provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules underpinning the process and procedure of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration to enable them to understand and participate in such proceedings. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the law and practice of international arbitration generally, whether as a party, party representative or witness. It is also an essential step for anyone aiming for Fellowship and for those who aim to practice internationally as an arbitrator.

Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (25 May 2019 - 2 June 2019)

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) conducted the Asia Pacific Diploma Course in International Arbitration in Singapore from 25 May 2019 to 2 June 2019. Following the success in the previous three editions (Singapore 2016, Hong Kong 2017 & Perth 2018), this pre-eminent tertiary course offers a prestigious globally recognised qualification and is aimed at meeting the increasing demands for accredited arbitrators and arbitration practitioners to resolve cross-border disputes in the Asia Pacific.

Introduction to International Arbitration (5 March 2019)

This course is to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. nondomestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Course fees: S$750, S$400 (full time students) and S$600 (members from Supporting Organisations)

Accelerated Route Towards Fellowship (ARF) (24 & 25 January 2019)

This course is to provide a fast-track route towards Fellowship through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway. The Accelerated Route Towards Fellowship has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have substantial unassessed knowledge and experience of international arbitration. The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of international arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules and is capable of progressing to Module 4 – International Arbitration Award Writing. Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks. This programme focuses on the process, practice and procedures in international arbitration – with the exception of writing a reasoned and enforceable Award. It is an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an arbitrator.

Course fees: S$2,500 (CIArb Member), S$2700 (members from Supporting Organisations), S$3000 (non-members)

 

Past Courses – 2018

Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (28 July 2018 – 5 August 2018)

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Australia, East Asia, and Singapore conducted the Asia Pacific Diploma Course In International Arbitration in Perth, Australia from 28 July 2018 to 5 August 2018. Following the success in Hong Kong 2017 and Singapore in 2016, this pre-eminent tertiary course offers a prestigious globally recognised qualification and is aimed at meeting the increasing demands for accredited arbitrators and arbitration practitioners to resolve cross-border disputes in the Asia Pacific

Module 1 Law of Obligations & Civil Evidence (10 October 2017 - 12 June 2018)

This course is to provide an understanding of the law of England and Wales in relation to obligations and civil evidence that are relevant to how disputes may arise and be resolved. It is intended for individuals who may not have studied law previously and wish to gain an understanding of the elements of the law of obligations and civil evidence that affect matters in civil and commercial disputes. It is suitable for anyone with a general interest in dispute resolution and is essential for individuals who wish to go on to become qualified arbitrators, adjudicators or mediators. The level of knowledge developed by the course is equivalent to that of first degree law at university.

Course fees: S$2,200
Please refer to Course Details and Course Schedule for more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg. Registrations close on 19 September 2017.

For more information, please email us: secretariat@ciarb.org.sg

Module 4 International Arbitration Award Writing (14 October 2017 - 07 March 2018)

This course is to provide the candidate with the knowledge required to analyse submissions, arrive at a conclusion and write a final, reasoned and enforceable arbitration Award in compliance with the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules.

This course focuses on the processes followed by an arbitrator in defining the issues that have to be decided by an Award, dealing with the submissions made by the parties, analysing the appropriate law, evaluating the evidence, applying the law to that evidence, arriving at a conclusion and then writing a final, reasoned and enforceable Award. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the processes involved in award writing. It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an international arbitrator.

Course fees: S$2,300
Please refer to Course Details and Course Schedule for more information.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg. Registrations close on 14 September 2017.

For more information, please email us: secretariat@ciarb.org.sg