Foundation Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Conflict Avoidance

195.00 GBP

3.0 Hours Formal CPD

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This comprehensive foundation level course will provide you with an awareness of the essential procedures and techniques involved in Conflict Avoidance (CA) and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR,) which will enable you to support your business and clients with confidence.

Master what you need to know about this essential field in three hours.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain a practical knowledge of alternative dispute resolution procedures.
  • Understand the core concepts of the main forms of ADR.
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    Course information

    Develop your knowledge and awareness of the essential procedures and techniques involved in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Conflict avoidance (CA) with our Foundation Certificate in ADR and CA. 

    Crucially, this course is not just for dispute resolvers: it is for all built environment, legal and related professionals and trainees. ADR & CA knowledge is a mandatory requirement for all RICS APC candidates; and all established professionals, irrespective of discipline, need a solid grounding in the subject when dealing with clients and in any work that could involve legal or contentious matters. 

    Who is This Training Suitable For?

    Among others, this training is suitable for the following;

    • APC Candidates
    • Quantity Surveyors
    • Trainees
    • Building Surveyors
    • Planners
    • Engineers
    • Architects
    • Commercial Managers
    • Contract Managers
    • Sole Practitioners

    Course Content

    During the course you will cover the following topics:

    1. Introduction to ADR
    2. Litigation
    3. General Principles of Arbitration and International Arbitration
    4. Domestic Arbitration
    5. Expert Determination
    6. Adjudication
    7. Mediation
    8. Conflict avoidance
    9. Other forms of ADR

    How Will I Benefit From This Course?

    RICS APC Candidates

    This programme will provide you with the knowledge you need to fulfil the requirements of the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Conflict Avoidance Competency. On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded the RICS Foundation certificate in ADR and CA which reflects this.

    Trainee Professionals

    Trainee engineers, architects, solicitors, barristers, claims managers, project managers, facilities managers, construction specialists and many others will all benefit from acquiring a relevant formal qualification, as well as being able to demonstrate to potential employers that they have a clear understanding of the increasingly important ADR and CA field in the built environment.

    Chartered Surveyors

    Courts around the world increasingly require parties to use ADR before litigation. Surveyors need a solid understanding of how ADR operates in land, property and construction to advise their clients properly. Failure to do so can lead to judicial criticism, which is professionally damaging.

    Non-Surveying Professionals

    If your professional work touches on land, property and construction, or any other aspects of the built environment, this programme provides you with a quick and comprehensive insight into how ADR works in the sector and how you and your clients can benefit from using it.

    Course Format, Assessment & Outcome

    This is a 3-hour course hosted on the RICS Online Learning Academy. The course can be completed in one sitting or in several bite-size modules.

    Assessment is in the form of an online multiple-choice test. After successful completion of the modules and test, you will be awarded with an RICS Foundation Level Certificate in Conflict Avoidance and Dispute Resolution.

    On successfully completing this programme, you will be awarded the RICS Foundation Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Conflict Avoidance.

    Why Study with the RICS?

    RICS Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) training courses ensure that you are well equipped to respond to the changing demands of the market by enhancing your skills in conflict avoidance and dispute resolution.

    With over 40 years of experience providing support and guidance to the built environment sector, we are confident that we can support you with our immense pool of industry knowledge and experience.


    Note: This e-learning is not included within any online RICS Subscription packages.

    Additional information

    Enrollment duration: 180 Days

    Languages: English

    This course is fully iPad accessible

    Category: Dispute Resolution

    Price: 195.00 GBP

    Member price: 195.00 GBP

    Course Type: E-Learning