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

Learn to run a fair and effective administrative proceeding.

Over the course of 10 years, the certificate has provided hundreds of professionals with the practical skills and legal knowledge they need to perform effectively in the administrative adjudication arena.

Working with real-life fact scenarios, problems and demonstrations, you will acquire a solid foundation in the legal underpinnings of administrative adjudication, develop and refine your adjudication skills, and learn practical strategies for effective hearing management.

What You’ll Learn

A foundation in the key principles of administrative law

Learn how to manage a hearing ‒ from start to finish

The legal and practical requirements for administrative decisions

Explore the evolving challenges faced by administrative adjudicators

Discuss common challenges, and successful strategies, with other adjudicators

Gain insight from experienced adjudicators and leaders in administrative justice

The program culminates with an interactive hearing simulation and guided decision writing exercise, in which you’ll benefit from individualized feedback from recognized experts in the field.

The Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards and Tribunals is also available in an Online, Blended format.

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

To Be Confirmed


Zirka Jakibchuk

Ontario College of Teachers

“A great practical program for new adjudicators, those interested in becoming adjudicators or those who appear before adjudicators! The program laid the framework for fair and effective adjudication. The presenters were knowledgeable and engaging, and the practitioners provided some very valuable tips and feedback.”



Please Note:

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

Dec 2-6, 2024

$3,595 + TAX


Dec 2-6, 2024
9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

Printable Registration Form

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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

In order to successfully receive an Osgoode Certificate, participants must attend all program modules, including the final hearing simulation on the last day of the program.

Debra Roberts

Deputy Chief of Staff, Human Resources and Public Appointments, Office of the Premier, Ontario

“The delivery of administrative justice requires highly skilled and trained members of agencies, boards and tribunals. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization with deep roots in the administrative justice community, SOAR has been a trusted provider of administrative adjudicator education in Ontario for many years. Building on that experience, SOAR’s innovative partnership with Osgoode in this program will provide new administrative adjudicators with the skills and knowledge they need to become effective decision makers.”

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.