In September, FIDIC Credentialing ran its second annual session of the Certified Adjudicator certification programme. The Phase 1 exam and Phase 2 assessment successfully ran from 2 September to 15 and 16 of September 2021.
With candidates from over 18 countries around the world participating, this certification programme continues to attract the best and most experienced adjudicators and arbitrators working in the construction sector.
Those who participated in the exam and assessment are professionals working in the construction, legal and infrastructure industries and who have demonstrated they had several years of experience in arbitration and/or mediation, as well as in dispute boards.
Following a review of the candidate survey results, it is fair to say that the feedback received was mostly positive. There are nevertheless many lessons learnt which are being taken on board and will be used to improve the future service provided. The carefully considered approach and detailed analysis used for the assessment procedures serve to demonstrate FCL’s commitment to credibility and excellence.
The next Adjudicator certification programme will be held in November 2021. Interested persons are encouraged to apply. The registrations for this new session will close on 22 October 2021. For more information, visit the Adjudicator programme page here and click on the apply button to start your registration.
For its part, FCL remains committed to certifying professionals living and working on the seven continents. The aim is to further encourage other candidates to apply in 2022. Over the last few years, FIDIC signed various MOUs with the multilateral development banks relating to the use of its Standard Forms of Contracts as part of the bidding procedures.
The agreement also includes a commitment to help provide services relating to dispute board provisions and arrangements. In particular, FIDIC has a list of skilled dispute resolution specialists working in the consulting engineering and infrastructure industries who can be called upon to adjudicate on cases relating to FIDIC contracts. These specialists are listed on the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators. Being certified by FCL provides the successful candidate the right to request to be listed on this President’s list.
Given that there are several major changes currently underway, FIDIC will be organising in the near future, an event to better inform the successful candidates of the benefits of their FCL certification and the listing.
More information on this will be provided in the weeks to come. Stay tuned.