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by Default Administrator - Friday, 27 February 2009, 05:40 PM

Thank you for your interest in our Arbitrator Certification process. You must be an intercompany arbitrator, employed by a Member, to participate in Arbitration Forums' certification program. If you are not currently a volunteer arbitrator and interested in becoming one, go to http://www.arbfile.org and read How Do I Become an Arbitrator under the Arbitrators dropdown menu.

Certification is required for all arbitrators who hear Special, Property, and/or Uninsured Motorists Arbitration cases. All other certification programs are voluntary at this time.

To hear Auto, Med Pay and PIP, not including New York No-Fault, cases, the prospective arbitrator needs only to score 80% or better on the Auto Rules, Agreement and Claim Knowledge exam and attend and pass the quiz on the Writing Quality Decisions webinar/class.

There are two components to become certified in the Auto Forum:

1.  Auto Rules, Agreement and Claim Knowledge exam - 25 multiple-choice questions on the Auto Forum's Agreement, Rules and Claim Knowledge. Successful completion of this portion requires a score of 80 or better.

2.  Hearing Simulations - 3 cases that you will review and render decisions. Successful completion of this portion requires a score of 70 or better.

There are three components to the remaining certification programs:

1. Forum Test - 25 multiple-choice questions on the applicable forum's Agreement and Rules. Successful completion of this portion requires a score of 80 or better.

2. Claims Knowledge Test - 25 multiple-choice questions on general claims principles related to the selected forum or track. Successful completion of this portion requires a score of 70 or better.

3. Hearing Simulations - 3 cases that you will review and render decisions. Successful completion of this portion requires a score of 70 or better.

The designations are:

· Auto Forum = Certified Auto Subrogation Arbitrator (CASA)

· Property Forum = Certified Property Subrogation Arbitrator (CPSA)

· Special AL = Certified Special Arbitrator Auto Liability (CSAA)

· Special GL = Certified Special Arbitrator General Liability (CSAG)

· Med Pay = Certified Medical Payments Subrogation Arbitrator (CMSA)

· PIP = Certified PIP Subrogation Arbitrator (CISA)

* UM = Certified Uninsured Motorist Arbitrator (CUMA)

· Certified Master Inter-Company Arbitrator (CMIA) designation received when certification attained in ALL forums.

Upon your successful completion of all three components in your chosen track(s), you will be designated as a Certified Special Arbitrator Auto Liability (CSAA), Certified Special Arbitrator General Liability (CSAG), Certified Auto Subrogation Arbitrator (CASA), or a Certified Property Subrogation Arbitrator (CPSA). If you are certified in ALL of AF’s forums (including UM, either NY No-Fault or PIP, and Medical Payments), you will become a Certified Master Inter-Company Arbitrator (CMIA).

If you successfully complete the Special GL certification, then you are only required to take the Property Forum Rules Test to become certified in Property. Likewise, if you are certified in Special AL, then you only need to take the Auto Rules, Agreement and Claim Knowledge Test in Auto, or the Forum Rules Test in MedPay, PIP or UM to become certified in those respective forums. Therefore, if you are interested in becoming a Certified Master Inter-Company Arbitrator, you are encouraged to take the Special AL and Special GL Claims Knowledge Test FIRST . This way, the arbitrator will only have to take the rules exams in the other forums. This will save you a significant amount of time testing.

Thank you and Good Luck on your success. Should you have any questions or concerns, you can contact arbitrator@arbfile.org .


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