Why understanding ADR is mandatory for surveyors
Dispute resolution is an invaluable skill that RICS can develop with their specialist knowledge and experience
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It's a mandatory requirement for surveyors to have a basic understanding of ADR
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
"It is now a mandatory requirement for newly qualified RICS professionals to have a basic level knowledge in ADR and established professionals should also gain a basic understanding of these procedures because the reality is, disputes regularly happen within all sectors of the built environment"
John Fletcher, Director of ADR at RICS
During the course you will cover the following topics:
This is a 5-hour course hosted on the RICS Online Learning Academy. The course can be completed in one go or in several bite-size modules.
On successfully completing the modules and multiple-choice tests, you will be awarded with the RICS Foundation Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Conflict Avoidance.
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 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.
Easy to follow, coherent and informative course to improve understanding of ADR in preparation for APC. Allows me to evidence the knowledge gained in the training provided, against the respective APC competencies. Also a great insight into the increasing number of forms of ADR and the role of RICS DRS in providing the associated governance and training to become professionals in the field.
Consultant, Arcadis LLP
I found the course very immersive and with a high degree of interaction which "kept me on my toes" during the quiz sections. Further, the quizzes did not paraphrase the text of course content, but were questions each demanding individual attention and independent thought.
Senior Quantity Surveyor, Majan Engineering Consultants
Well planned and exquisitely presented training
Leasing Manager, Arenco Real Estate