Program Director

Pamela Chapman

Legal Educator & Consultant

Eligible for

A joint program of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) and Osgoode Professional Development

The Certificate in Adjudication has trained hundreds of professionals with the practical skills and legal knowledge they need to perform effectively in the administrative adjudication arena.

Now available as a blended online program, this online format includes the same elements that have made the Certificate in Adjudication a premium learning experience for more than 10 years.

In an interactive, online environment, learn to run a fair and effective administrative proceeding. The online format combines the benefits of flexible asynchronous learning – giving you the choice to learn when and where you want to – with live engagement with your peers, faculty and experienced adjudicators.

You will get a solid foundation in the legal underpinnings of administrative adjudication, develop and refine your adjudication skills, and learn practical strategies for effective hearing management. Learn at your own pace, and have access to resources for 120-days.

What You’ll Learn:

A foundation in the key principles of administrative law

Learn how to manage a hearing ‒ from start to finish

Explore the evolving challenges faced by administrative adjudicators

Discuss common challenges, and successful strategies, with other adjudicators

Highlights of the Blended Certificate

Consists of five modules specifically designed for online learning:

  • Modules 1-3 is online, self-paced
  • Modules 4 and 5 to be held in an interactive live online session

Hands-on participation in an online decision writing and simulated e-hearing session

Virtual office hours and messaging forum to connect with faculty and your peers

Live chats with experienced adjudicators and leaders in administrative justice

Who Should Attend

Recent appointees to administrative agencies, boards and tribunals

Professional regulators

Members of disciplinary bodies

Adjudicators from the provincial, federal or municipal sectors

Leaders required to conduct hearings in the broader public sector, including health and education

Professionals looking to transition into the adjudicative sector

Legal professionals who regularly appear in front of administrative boards, tribunals or agencies


Program Director

Pamela Chapman

Legal Educator & Consultant




Please Note:

We currently offer this certificate in two formats. To view our available dates for the live certificate offering, please visit this page.

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Interested in the next program offering? Complete this form and we’ll email you once new dates are announced.

$3,495 + TAX


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Winter 2024 TERM

Module 1: Online, Self-Paced 

Available January 29, 2024
To be completed online, asynchronously at your own pace over a few weeks.

Module 2: Online, Self-Paced 
Available February 12, 2024
To be completed online, asynchronously at your own pace over a few weeks.

Module 3: Online, Self-Paced 
Available February 26, 2024
To be completed online, asynchronously at your own pace over a few weeks.

Module 4: Online, Live
March 21, 2024
To be held in an interactive live online session.

Module 5: Online, Live
March 22, 2024
To be held in an interactive live online session.

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“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. For more information on available options, including Job Grants, OSAP, please visit:

Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode/SOAR Certificate, you must complete all online, self-paced program modules and successfully complete the live workshop sessions. 

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.

Are you reporting hours from a previous date?

View our CPD & Accreditation page to see previously calculated hours for this course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Client and Technical Support

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Program content questions

Gail Geronimo, Program Lawyer

Online Technical Requirements

To ensure you do not encounter any issues that will impact or limit your learning experience, please review the following information.