The Fellowship Assessment Course (FAC) consists of a two-full day programme which covers Modules 2, 3, 4 & 5 with topics such as: institution arbitration and ad-hoc arbitration, arbitration agreement, appointment of arbitrator, the UNCITRAL model law, roles of tribunal and parties, procedures for arbitration, drafting of directions, hearing, procedures for arbitration and drafting of Award. Non-legally trained candidates are required to undertake Module 1 which covers topics related to Laws of Contract, Tort and Evidence.
To complete the Fellowship Assessment Course successfully, candidates are required to achieve 100% attendance and pass assessments of Modules 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Lawyers are exempted from completing Module 1. This is an Open Book Examination and candidates may bring into the examination hall any books or documents deemed relevant. Successful completion of the course modules and the Award Writing Examination will be deemed to be equivalent of passing the corresponding requirements for Fellowship of SIArb provided that candidates are aged at least 35 years old at the time of application. Subject to other admission criteria, successful completion of the Award Writing Examination will qualify members of the Law Society of Singapore to be admitted to the Panel of Arbitrators of the Law Society Arbitration Scheme.
International Entry Course (IEC) is a two and a half-day programme, comprises of a taught course and concludes with a written examination at the end.
The Course covers subjects including Arbitration Agreements, Appointment of Arbitrators, Preliminary Meetings, Pleadings, Powers and Jurisdiction of Arbitrators, Arbitration Procedure, Awards, Costs, International Arbitrations.
Candidates who pass the Course may, subject to satisfying other relevant criteria, qualify for admission as:
- Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (MSIArb)
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