The Basic Level training is the first of a two-stage qualification process intended to expand the number of suitably qualified ICA Technical Arbitrators at an international level. The training provides an introduction to the basic principles of the ICA technical arbitration process.
The Advanced Level training is the second stage in the qualification process. It is more in-depth than the Basic Level. There are three examinations, which can be taken in single modules in sequence. Before you can take the final module of the advanced level, you have to act as a “probationary arbitrator” on at least three arbitration cases and your mentor will advise when you are ready to sit the final exam.
The Basic Level training is for ICA members and non-members who want to become an ICA Arbitrator or who want to learn more about the basic principles of the ICA technical arbitration process.
The Advanced Level training is for ICA Individual Members who have successfully completed the Basic Level training and who want to continue on their journey to become an ICA Arbitrator.
For the Basic Level, yes. The training is open to ICA members and non-members.
For the Advanced Level, no. The training is only available to ICA Individual Members. Find out more about becoming a member here.
For the Basic Level, the course material is FREE to download from our website. To sit the exam, there is a cost equivalent to GBP £100 + vat.
For the Advanced Level, modules 1 and 2 cost GBP £100 (each) + vat. Module 3 costs GBP £375 + vat.
For the Advanced Level, the ICA Team will provide you with all the material. Simply contact us and we will send it directly to you.
You can take the exams at a range of locations to coincide with the ICA visit schedule. Or, if you prefer, we will try to arrange a location of your choice. Please contact us to discuss and/or to find out more.
No – we will contact you directly to advise you of your result(s).
Yes. Standard costs will apply for each re-sit.
You must meet the following criteria in order to apply to become an arbitrator:
If you meet this criteria and want to apply, please complete the online application.
If your application is approved by the ICA Directors:
If your application is declined by the ICA Directors, we will provide you with feedback and there may be an opportunity for you to apply again.
Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to help.