To become members of the Family Arbitration Section, arbitrators must satisfy the following requirements:
- Arbitrators must be members in good standing of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, “FDRIO”;
- Arbitrators must have completed the training requirements for family arbitrators prescribed by the Attorney General of Ontario on its website; students in training to become arbitrators are eligible for membership;
- Arbitrators must commit to comply with the continuing education requirements of their professional discipline; those prescribed by the Attorney General of Ontario on its website for family arbitrators; and those prescribed by the Family Arbitration Section;
- Arbitrators must commit to observe the Standards of Practice of FDRIO and of the Family Arbitration Section; and
- Arbitrators must have professional liability insurance for their arbitration services, with a minimum of $1,000,000 coverage per occurrence and $2,000,000 coverage in the aggregate; this requirement applies to practitioners and interns but not to students.